One more time Macchu PicchuPeru’s tourist standard, receives an international award that recognizes it as an important world destination. This time the Inca citadel was chosen as the best tourist attraction in South America 2022, for the awards world travel awards. This important recognition is achieved for the fifth consecutive year, after winning in this category in the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 editions. Last year Machu Picchu also obtained the distinction “World’s Leading Tourist Attraction” 2021 in the global edition. of the World Travel Awards, prizes known as the world “Oscar of tourism”.
Machu Picchu, a coveted destination
Macchu Picchudeclared World Heritage by UNESCO and one of the seven new wonders of the planet, competed in this category of the global edition of the world travel awards 2022 with major global attractions such as Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi and IMG Worlds of Adventure (United Arab Emirates), EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum (Ireland), among others.
Macchu Picchu It is our tourist icon par excellence, its imposing beauty and magical energy always seduce travelers from all over the world. This is highlighted by the prestigious Forbes magazine, which included the imposing Inca citadel in a select list of 10 world destinations for a formidable post-pandemic vacation trip in 2022. In an article entitled “The 10 best post-covid vacation trips for 2022”, written by his collaborator Larry Olmsted and published on October 1, 2021 in its Lifestyle section, Forbes magazine highlights as an ideal destination Macchu Picchuhighlighting its impressive and enigmatic architecture built on a mountain with large stone blocks that captivates visitors.
A year ago Macchu Picchu It also achieved another award that positions it as one of the most important tourist destinations in the world that is at the forefront of environmental sustainability and the fight against the effects of climate change. On September 2, 2021, the Peruvian authorities received the certificate that recognizes the Historic Sanctuary of Macchu Picchu as a Carbon Neutral destination, the first to be awarded to a tourist destination in the world. An achievement achieved thanks to the articulated work between local civil society and the public and private sectors, whose main axis is the conservation of the natural and cultural heritage of this area.
The World Travel Awards
The Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism (Promperú) highlighted the importance of this award, in the regional version of the world travel awardsalso known as the Oscars of world tourism. But this was not the only recognition that Peru received, it was also awarded as the best cultural destination in South America and the best culinary destination 2022 in the region.
Promperú recalled that Peru obtained a total of twenty nominations in this regional edition; among which are the leading destination in adventure tourism, cruises, whale watching, among others.
The world travel awardsknown as the Oscars of Tourism, they annually distinguish tourist destinations that have marked excellence in the last year and are considered a world benchmark in the tourism industry. The WTA Awards – which have been held since 1993 – serve to distinguish and celebrate excellence in all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. The brand is recognized as the best hallmark of excellence in the field and its awards are considered the ‘Oscars of Tourism’ by the Wall Street Journal.