13:16 | Lima, Sep. 19 (ANDINA).
The 2012 World Travel Awards have named PeruRail’s Andean Explorer as South America’s ‘Leading Luxury Train’.
The Andean Explorer beat other well-known trains, including PeruRail’s Hiram Bingham, and the Great Brazil Express.
The Andean Explorer, which travels between Cusco and Lake Titicaca, has previously been named among the best journeys by Train of the World, and one of the best two in South America by the Society of International Railway Travelers.
The luxury train is built in the style of Pullman coaches from the 1920s, and includes dining cars, and an open-air observation car, website Peruthisweek.com reported.
The announcement was made during this year’s World Travel Awards ceremony, which was held last Saturday in Turks & Caicos.
The World Travel Awards - often called “the Oscars of the travel industry” - was launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognize excellence in the global travel and tourism industry.