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Peru wins two awards at the World Travel Awards-Edition Central and South America and will host the 2014 World Gala

July 25, 2013 Accolades No Comments Email Email

For the second consecutive year, Peru was considered Best Culinary Destination at the World Travel Awards-Edition Central and South America.

The event also saw PromPerú win recognition as Best Tourist Office in the region, for the third uninterrupted year.

The World Travel Awards-Edition Central and South America gala took place at Lima’s impressive Sidebar-Article-Banner-250Huaca Pucllana on 20 July. The occasion marked a milestone for Peru in the tourism market when it was also confirmed to host of the World Travel Awards World Edition gala, taking place in November 2014. The event will bring the world’s attention to Peru as the first host of the event in the Central and South America region.

The most esteemed leaders of the Peruvian and Latin American tourism industry gathered to celebrate the Central and South American Edition of the World Travel Awards (WTA).

“Being part of this important event gives us the opportunity to show the world our potential. Cultural diversity and the natural wonders of our country have enabled us to build a tourism industry that grows every year,” said Minister Silva.

Minister Silva stressed that tourism in Peru has been growing at rates above other countries, with 13% in 2011 and 9.8% in 2012, while the world average is just over 3%.

As the most important award of the tourism industry worldwide, the WTA has earned the label of the “Tourism Oscar”. Seeking to celebrate and recognise companies, brands and destinations of excellence in the industry, the awards are the result of the feedback of industry members and the general public.

The event demonstrated to attendees how Peru’s ancient past coexists with modern elements, and featured music and dance performances – a sample of the living culture of Peru’s coast, mountains and jungles.

A mouth-watering menu specially designed by the renowned Chef Marissa Giulfo was a highlight of the evening. Giulfo emphasised the wealth of products and creativity of Peruvian chefs that have earned Peru its gastronomic accolades, including the title of Gastronomy Capital of Latin.

The Gala of the World Travel Awards provides an ideal space for professionals in the tourism and hotel industries in Peru to create a network of contacts, enabling them to establish synergies with their peers in Latin America and globally.

The WTA was initiated in 1993 to recognise, celebrate and reward excellence in the travel industry, tourism and hospitality. Celebrating its twentieth anniversary, these awards are the highest honour in the tourism industry.

The World Travel Awards, an event that once again attracted international attention for Peru, was possible thanks to the joint efforts of PromPerú and MINCETUR.


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