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World Travel Awards South America Winners for 2017!

The Gala Ceremony for the World Travel Awards for South America took place on  September 9 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya. Some of South America’s award-winning destinations and products for the year 2017 include:

  • South America’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination: Chile
  • South America’s Leading Airline: LATAM Airlines
  • South America’s Leading Beach Destination: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  • South America’s Leading Business Travel Destination: Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • South America’s Leading Cruise Port: Port of Cartagena, Colombia
  • South America’s Leading Culinary Destination: Argentina
  • South America’s Leading Destination: Quito, Ecuador
  • South America’s Leading Green Destination: Peru
  • South America’s Leading Green Hotel: Mashpi Lodge
  • South America’s Leading City Break Destination: Cuenca
  • South America’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination: Quito
  • South America’s Leading Luxury Train: Tren Ecuador
  • South America’s Leading New Hotel: Hotel del Parque – Oro Verde Hotels, Ecuador
  • South America’s Leading Tourist Board: PromPeru – Peruvian Tourism Board

Take a look at all the winners here.

Ecuador was the South American country that received the greatest number of awards (14 in total at the 24th Gala Ceremony). This led organizers to bestow Ecuador with the honor of hosting the next ceremony in 2018.

The World Travel Awards are known as “the Oscars of the travel industry” and were launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognise excellence in the world’s travel and tourism industry.

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