National proud! Machu Picchu is chosen ‘Best tourist attraction in South America’


Peru received four international awards at the ‘World Travel Awards South America‘ 2018, reported Promperú. Among them: Best culinary destination in South America.

Peru won four important awards at the ‘World Travel Awards South America’, one of the most prestigious events in the travel and tourism industry, reported Promperú.

Our country was awarded in four categories: Best culinary destination in South America, Best cultural destination in South America and Best tourist attraction in South America: Machu Picchu.

In addition, Promperú won the award for Best Tourism Office in South America for the third consecutive year.

The ceremony took place in the historic Crystal Palace of the city of Guayaquil in Ecuador and was attended by the leading experts in the industry.

“These triumphs are a joy for us, because they show the articulated work between the public and private sector, as well as putting our country’s value before the eyes of the world, consolidating us as a destination full of history, culture, nature and a delicious gastronomy. recognized at a global level “, said the director of Tourism of Promperú, Marisol Acosta.

The winners of the South American edition will compete in the world edition, which will be held on December 1 in Portugal. Peru is nominated in three additional categories: Best tourism website:, Best green destination and Best short vacation destination (‘City Break Destination’): Lima.

The World Travel Awards are considered the ‘Oscars of Tourism’, according to the prestigious American newspaper “The Wall Street Journal” and have 25 years of experience recognizing excellence in all sectors of the tourism industry and travel around the world.

The winners are chosen thanks to the vote of the public in the “online” platform of the organization, in which tourism professionals, entrepreneurs of the sector and travelers from different places participate.



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