Peru: A leading tourist attraction in South America

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Machu Picchu is one of the human constructions that arouses great interest in the world. Its imposing and enigmatic architecture —built entirely in stone on a steep mountain— as well as the comforting energy

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Peru’s main tourist icon and a World Heritage Site is Machu Picchu.

This time, the ancient citadel competes to be the Leading Tourist Attraction in South America at the 2020 World Travel Awards.

Machu Picchu is one of the human constructions that arouses great interest in the world. Its imposing and enigmatic architecture —built entirely in stone on a steep mountain— as well as the comforting energy that is perceived when touring the Inca citadel are the main aspects that captivate visitors.

Machu Picchu —winner of the 2018 and 2019 editions— competes with Angel Falls (Venezuela), Atacama Desert (Chile), Christ the Redeemer (Brazil), Iguazu Falls (Argentina), La Compania de Jesus (Ecuador), Las Lajas Sanctuary (Colombia), Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (Colombia), Perito Moreno Glacier (Argentina), Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia) and Torres del Paine National Park (Chile).

The Inca sanctuary —which is located in Cusco region— leads the more than 20 nominations that Peru has obtained for the 27th edition of the World Travel Awards.

For the 27th edition of the World Travel Awards, Peru competes to be the Leading Natural Tourist Attraction in South America with its candidate: Arequipa region-based Colca Canyon, as well as Leading Beach Destination with Mancora in Piura region.

It also participates in the following categories: Leading Airport, Adventure Tourism Destination, Business Travel Destination, City Break Destination, City Destination, Cruise Destination, Culinary Destination, and Cultural City Destination, among others.

In addition, Peru’s Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) is running for the title of best tourist office in South America —an award it has obtained for the last three years in a row.

World Travel Awards

The World Travel Awards —considered the Oscars of Tourism— were established in 1993 to recognize, reward, and celebrate excellence in all sectors of the tourism industry.

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