LA PAZ – The greatest travel brands in Latin America were unveiled at a celeb-studded gala rite in Bolivia.
The elite of the tour enterprise assembled for the World Travel Awards (WTA) Latin America Ceremony in the administrative capital, La Paz, to find out who among them might be topped first-rate of the fine.
Winners at the purple carpet reception covered Colombia, which fended off stiff opposition to win ‘South America’s Leading Destination’, while Costa Rica, with its lush cloud forests and wealthy biodiversity, changed into voted ‘Mexico & Central America’s Leading Destination’.
The Incan castle of Machu Picchu, Peru was named ‘South America’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ and the medieval charms of Quito, Ecuador helped it carry the title of ‘South America’s Leading City Destination’. Bolivia’s commitment to sustainability become acknowledged with the name of ‘South America’s Leading Green Destination’, and the enchanting beauty of its Salar de Uyuni identified with ‘South America’s Leading Natural Tourist Attraction’.
Hundreds of the main journey industries figureheads from throughout South and Central America attended the ceremony at Real Plaza Hotel & Convention Center.
Graham Cooke, Founder, WTA, said: “It has been an honor to convey WTA to Bolivia for the first time in our 26-yr history. La Paz has demonstrated a gracious host of what has been an astounding night of tour triumph, and a highlight of our 26th Grand Tour. We have had the privilege of recognizing the various main motels, airlines and hospitality carriers from across Latin America and my congratulations to every one of them.”
A rapid emerging tourism destination, Bolivia is a rustic of incredible splendor and a wealthy indigenous culture. From luxury motels on the shore of Lake Titicaca to the super salt flats of Uyuni, Bolivia is domestic to a wealth of tour experiences.
Wilma Alanoca Mamani, Minister of Cultures and Tourism of Bolivia, stated: “The WTA Latin America Ceremony 2019 has been a top-notch discussion board to celebrate the achievements of our area’s journey enterprise and to highlight the splendid specific attractions of our u. S .. Bolivia’s particular achievements are fabricated from a not unusual effort of all Bolivians.
“Bolivia has a wealthy various cultural tangible and intangible background, and tourism is complementary to our spectacular resources. La Paz is specific – its geography, its people, its tradition, its gastronomy, and customs coexist among the ancestral and the modernity of a city.”
In the aviation region, LATAM Airlines picked up the award for ‘South America’s Leading Airline’ and Aeromexico become voted ‘Mexico & Central America’s Leading Airline’. Meanwhile, Quito’s modern-day Mariscal Sucre International Airport emerged as ‘South America’s Leading Airport’.
Hospitality winners covered Wyndham Guayaquil, Ecuador (‘South America’s Leading City Hotel’); Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador (‘South America’s Leading Eco-Lodge’); Barceló Hotels & Resorts (‘Mexico & Central America’s Leading Hotel Brand’); and Hilton Hotels & Resorts (‘South America’s Leading Hotel Brand’). In the newcomer classes, Brazil’s Vila Galé Tours became named ‘South America’s Leading New Hotel’ and Costa Rica’s Hotel Nantipa picked up ‘Mexico & Central America’s Leading New Hotel’.
Destination winners blanketed Peru (‘South America’s Leading Culinary Destination’ and ‘South America’s Leading Cultural Destination’); Chile (‘South America’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination’); Bolivia (‘South America’s Leading Youth Travel Destination’ and ‘South America’s Leading Emerging Tourism Destination’ for La Paz); Guayaquil, Ecuador (‘South America’s Leading Business Travel Destination’ and ‘South America’s Leading Festival & Event Destination’); Santiago de Cali, Colombia (‘South America’s Leading Cultural City Destination’).