A couple of months ago you could have read a blog from Peru Travels Online about the “Oscars of the Travel industry”, the World Travel Awards. Peru represented several nominees in most of the available categories such as best South American Airport, the best Airport Hotel, Leading South American Hotel, Luxury train and of course the newest category; best culinary destination.
The article can be found at the following link; http://www.perutravelsonline.com/peru-%E2%80%9Coscars%E2%80%9D-world-travel-awards
Now a couple of months later we are proud to present the results. The voting was done online by a large professional travel community on a worldwide level. The full list of winners can be found on the World Travel Award website; http://www.worldtravelawards.com/so now we will put the spotlight on the many awards Peru and Peruvian brands have won this year.
Peru can be proud to say that they have taken home the award for about 55% of the categories they were nominated in. For Peruvians, the award that most would say “it was about time” is the new award of best Culinary Destination. Peru has always been clear about its amazing culinary diversity and they are glad to start receiving this recognition on a worldwide level.
Peru is a large country that is connected internally by a large network of domestic flights. Lima, the capital of Peru is from where most of these flights are centralized. Lima is also a growing importance in international air traffic with direct flights arriving from several airports in the USA and Europe. This all makes that the Lima airport has a lot of flights to endure on a daily basis and therefore it is of great proud for Peru to have won for the second year in row the Award of best leading South American airport. In case you would run into any delay or issue at the Lima airport, it is also good to know that the Costa Del Sol Ramada Lima Airport hotel won the Award for Best South American Airport Hotel.
On top of this it is no wonder with the fast growing economy of Peru that it is also a growing business destination. Lima right now is home to some of the hotels with the best business facilities on the continent. The J.W. Marriott Hotel in Lima won the Award for Best South American Business Hotel, closely followed by the new Westin Hotel and Conference Centre who took home the Award for best Leading South American New Hotel. Finally within this category, the Sheraton Lima Hotel for the second year in row won the title of Best South American Meetings and Conference Centre.
Peru is more and more becoming a destination not only dedicated to the adventurous travellers but also to the luxury travel segment. Several amazing boutique hotels and lodges in Peru have received awards over the years and important names among the hotel industry such as the Sanctuary Lodge at Machu Picchu, the Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel in Aguas Calientes and the Tambo Del Inka Hotel in the Sacred Valley were among the nominees for different travel awards this year. For many of these travelers, luxury trains are one of the highlights of their luxury vacation and therefore we are glad to mention that the Andean Explorer Train between Cusco and Lake Titicaca has won the Award for best luxury train by a narrow margin over the Hiram Bingham Luxury train to Machu Picchu. Experiencing a ride in these beautiful Pullman Trains makes room for the saying that “the voyage is as equally important as the destination”.
Finally we would like to mention that Peru also got awarded for their efforts in putting Peru on the map as an amazingly diverse destination. Promotion films such as Peru Nebraska and Loreto Italia have gained worldwide success and it is therefore no surprise that the Peruvian Tourist Board has received the Award for best South American Tourist Board for their Prom Peru campaign.
So add all this up to amazing destinations such as the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu, the Imperial City of Cusco, the largest Rainforest on the planet, the deepest canyon in the world or the highest navigable lake and try to think of one good reason not to come to Peru for your next vacation…
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