The prize equivalent to the “Oscar of Tourism” of 2017, chose Machu Picchu as the best tourist destination in the world!
In its 24th edition, the World Travel Awards, aims to recognize and reward the excellence of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry.
With around 1 million visitors per year, see why Machu Picchu is the best tourist destination in the world.
Being titled the best tourist attraction in the world is undoubtedly of utmost importance for tourism in Peru.
Promperu, a tourist agency in the country, highlighted not only the importance of being considered the best culinary destination for the 6th consecutive time, but gaining space for the best destination in the world is a result of the strong tourism work that Peru has developed in recent years.
According to a study carried out by the tourism body, 82% of tourists consider the country as a gastronomic destination.
“These recognitions that we receive as a country are the result of the work we are doing to promote tourism resources and our gastronomy. (…) Thus, we will contribute to improving the quality of life for all Peruvians whose well-being depends on the growth of international tourist arrivals. “
Isabella Falco, Promperu Image Director
On average Machu Picchu has received in the last years approximately 1 million visitors.
Peruvian gastronomy and cuisine spread around the world, due to its success with tourists.
About 25% of them said they incorporated Peruvian cuisine in their home countries, soon after experiencing the best culinary destination in the world.
The titles received from the main tourism awarding body seem to be just the beginning of tourism recognition in the region.
More and more satisfied tourists share their experiences and encourage the tourism, culture and gastronomy of one of the most fantastic places to visit!
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Inspiring source: Travel3 e Viajes Cusco Peru
Images: Peru Travel