The great growth of tourism in Peru was demonstrated last night after obtaining three awards in the international gala ceremony to mark the 25th edition of the World Travel Awards.
For the seventh consecutive year, our country won the award for Best Culinary Destination. In recent years, the planning and implementation of the promotion of Peruvian cuisine has achieved outstanding results: currently, we have three Peruvian establishments on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.
The second prize was received thanks to Machu Picchu, after being considered by the critics and the international tourists who visit us to be the Best Tourist Attraction. The sanctuary comprises archaeological complexes and a wide variety of ecosystems, which is why it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983.
The third award for Peru was for Leading Cultural Destination, due to the country’s large, valuable and well-preserved archaeological heritage. Our country also has a vibrant and active contemporary cultural life, with museums and art galleries that showcase the best of our artists’ production.
The World Travel Awards, considered to be the “Oscars of Tourism”, according to the prestigious US newspaper, The Wall Street Journal, took place at the Pátio da Galé in Lisbon (Portugal) and were attended by prominent opinion leaders, international media and the most influential business people in the sector.
These awards have a 25-year track record of recognizing excellence in all fields of the travel and tourism industry around the world. The winners are chosen by public vote on the organization’s online platform, which involves tourism professionals, industry business people and a variety of travelers.