Colombia was chosen this Saturday as the leading destination of South America in the twenty-sixth edition of the World Travel Awards (WTA), considered as the "Oscars of tourism".
Representatives of the South American tourism industry from both public and private sectors participated in this gala held at the Real Plaza hotel in La Paz in which Bolivia is the host country for the first time.
Among the dozens of awards given to the best in the tourism sector in the region highlights Colombia that has been chosen as the "Destination leader of South America", also Santiago de Cali has been awarded as the best cultural city in South America, among the Featured awards.
Ecuador also won several awards as the best airport in South America, making reference to the Mariscal Sucre airport in Quito, the leading destination for festivals and events was for Guayaquil as well as the award as the best business travel destination in South America.
Quito was also recognized as the leading city in South America, among other awards.
The hostess Bolivia for the second time deserved the award as the best green destination, she also made the awards as the best travel destination for young people.
The emblematic Salar de Uyuni was chosen as the main natural tourist attraction and the city of La Paz as the best destination for emerging tourism.
As soon as Peru took the award for the best culinary destination and leading cultural destination, in the same way Machu Picchu was recognized as the leading tourist attraction in South America.
Chile was chosen as the leading natural destination of South America, as well as the best destination for adventure tourism and also the Atacama desert was chosen as the most romantic destination.
At the gala, dozens of awards were given to different hotels in the region.
The winners of this regional ceremony advance to the grand final that will be held on November 28 in Oman.
The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to recognize, reward and celebrate excellence in all sectors of the tourism industry.
In 2017, Bolivia was awarded as "Best Leading Cultural Destination of America" and "Best Cultural Destination in the World" and last year was awarded as "Best Green Destination of South America".
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