Peru receives four awards at the World Travel Awards

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Peru receives four awards at the World Travel Awards

Peru’s national tourism board, PROMPERÚ, was awarded the Best Tourism Office in South America for the fourth consecutive year by the World Travel Awards (WTA), at the gala held last Saturday in La Paz, Bolivia.

Furthermore, “The Oscars of Tourism” awarded our Peru in the categories ‘best culinary destination in South America’, ‘best cultural destination in South America’ and ‘best tourist attraction in South America: Machu Picchu.’

“These triumphs support the intense promotion work led by PROMPERÚ… All these efforts give value to our country before the eyes of the world, position it as a destination full of history, culture, nature and delicious cuisine recognized globally, “said Luis Torres Paz, Executive President of PROMPERÚ.

These results are supported by the multiple promotion activities that PROMPERÚ carries out in the prioritised markets for tourism, such as campaigns, participation in specialised fairs, roadshows and training, among others, that make the tourism segment in Peru develop furthering the productive chain that is dedicated to this activity.

These awards are summed to the recent recognitions received by Travel and Leisure, which placed the cities of Cusco and Lima among the favorites in Latin America, and recognised hotels in Peru as the best in the world.


The WTA South America is one of the most prestigious events in the travel industry in the region and was attended by the leading experts in the industry. On behalf of Peru, the commercial economic advisor of the Commercial Office of Peru Abroad (OCEX) of Bolivia, Pedro Guevara, attended.

The winners of the South American edition will compete in the world edition of the awards, which will be held on November 28 in Oman. In 2018, Peru was chosen Best Cultural Destination and Machu Picchu won as Best Tourist Attraction.For the seventh consecutive year, Peru won Best Culinary Destination in the World.


The World Travel Awards are considered the ‘Oscars of Tourism’, according to the prestigious American newspaper The Wall Street Journal and have 26 years of experience recognising excellence in all sectors of the tourism and travel industry.

The winners are chosen thanks to the vote of the public in the organisation’s online platform, in which tourism professionals, businessmen from the sector and travelers from different places take part.

Source = WTA South America
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