Mexico, Peru and Ecuador recognised as South America’s leading tourist destinations

The hottest South American destination of 2013.

World Travel Awards celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade, celebrating those brands which are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence in product and service.

Mexico, Peru and Ecuador were among the big names to emerge victorious during the World Travel Awards South & Central America Gala Ceremony 2013, held at the Huacca Pucllana Temple, Lima on July 20th July 2013.

Quito, Ecuador was one of the shining stars on the night, capturing the title of South America’s Leading Destination, while other winners from across the region saw South America’s Leading New Hotel go to Hilton Miraflores Lima, while South America’s Leading Business Hotel went to Swissotel Lima.

Peru continued its rise to tourism stardom, taking home top honours for South America’s Leading Airport, awarded to Jorge Chavez International Airport, and South America’s Leading Culinary Destination.



Ritz Carlton Santiago took the award for Chile’s Leading Hotel, Venezuela’s Leading Resort went to Laguna Mar Hotel Resort & Spa, and Charming Luxury Lodge & Private Spa were double winners having been voted South America’s Most Romantic Resort and Argentina’s Leading Spa Resort.

“The Central & South American region continues to serve as an example of innovative and passionate tourism promotion as well as offering the most unique hospitality products and services. Peru strives to set the highest possible bar to raise the standards of excellence in travel and tourism and it has been an honor to hold the Central & South America World Travel Awards here for the first time,” said Graham Cooke, President and Founder, World Travel Awards.