Machu Picchu —one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World— is Peru's standard-bearer at the 2021 World Travel Awards
- South America Region, known as the Oscars of tourism.
Peru has been placed in the most relevant categories, and Machu Picchu stands out among these nominations at this 29th edition of the World Travel Awards.
With this nomination, the citadel of Machu Picchu —Peru's main tourist icon and a World Heritage Site— is on its way to receiving a new international recognition.
This time, the ancient citadel competes to be South America's Leading Tourist Attraction
, an award it has obtained for the last three years in a row (2018, 2019, and 2020) in the regional edition of the World Travel Awards.
Machu Picchu competes with Angel Falls (Venezuela), Atacama Desert (Chile), Christ the Redeemer (Brazil), Middle of the World City (Ecuador), Iguazu Falls (Argentina), Las Lajas Sanctuary (Colombia), Tayroma National Natural Park (Colombia), Perito Moreno Glacier (Argentina), and Torres del Paine National Park (Chile).
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 and motivate them to visit one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Peru has been nominated in other categories: South America's Leading Culinary Destination, South America's Leading Cultural Destination, and South America's Leading Adventure Tourism Destination.
Further categories include: South America's Leading Destination, South America's Leading Green Destination, South America's Leading Nature Destination, South America's Leading Sports Tourism Destination, South America's Leading Whale Watching Destination, and South America's Leading Youth Travel Destination.
Likewise, Lima has been nominated as South America's Leading City Break Destination, South America's Leading City Destination, and South America's Leading Business Travel Destination.
In addition, Peru's Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) is running for the title of South America's Leading Tourist Board.
World Travel Awards
The World Travel Awards —considered the Oscars of Tourism— were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries.