Peru has been chosen as the Leading Culinary Destination and the Leading Cultural Destination of South America. In addition, Machupicchu was crowned as the Leading Tourist Attraction in the region and PROMPERÚ was picked as the Leading Tourism Office of the continent.
Peru and its attractions shine all over the world! The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (MINCETUR) and the Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism (PROMPERÚ) proudly announced that Peru has won four World Travel Awards (WTA) South America. These are the most prestigious global awards of their kind, recognizing and celebrating excellence in the global travel and tourism industry.
This great achievement was possible thanks to the ancient culture, rich history and the work of millions of Peruvians. Peru took home the following awards:
- South America's Leading Culinary Destination 2021: Peru
- South America's Leading Cultural Destination 2021: Peru
- South America's Leading Tourist Attraction 2021: Machupicchu, Peru
- South America's Leading Tourist Board 2021: PROMPERÚ
"The awards given to our country reaffirm the tourist positioning of Peru in the world as a destination with wide-ranging cultural and natural wealth in addition to highlighting the magnificence of Machupicchu as a leading tourist destination in the region as well as placing PROMPERÚ as the leading state agency in the promotion of Tourism”, said Roberto Sánchez, Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism.
The awards were presented in an emotional and symbolic event in the Peru pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, during its inauguration. This pavilion, which has 2500 m2 of built area, aimed to be a Peruvian celebration in the important bloc of Arab countries with the goal of promoting the country among them, in order to encourage sustainable and decentralized tourism, as well as foreign trade.
The event was attended by the executive president of PROMPERÚ, Amora Carbajal and the founder of the World Travel Awards, Graham Cooke.
This great achievement has definitely made all Peruvians proud, because it implies the recognition of their history, culture and biodiversity. However, the South American version of the WTAs is just the beginning: a global award ceremony will also be held in Moscow on November 26. In it, Peru has also been nominated in different categories. People from all over the world are invited to cast their vote for Peru in the following links:
World's Leading Culinary Destination 2021: Peru
World's Leading Cultural Destination 2021: Peru
World's Leading Green Destination 2021: Peru
World's Leading Tourist Attraction 2021: Machupicchu, Peru
World's Leading Cruise Destination 2021: Peru
World's Leading Tourist Board 2021: PROMPERÚ