For the third year in a row, Quito and Ecuador have been named the “Leading Destination of South America” at the World Travel Awards, also known as the Oscars of Tourism. In addition, Ecuador received a half dozen national tourism honors in Saturday night’s award ceremony in Bogota, Colombia
According to Graham Cooke, founder of the World Travel Awards, Ecuador’s showing is reflection of the country’s success in promoting itself as a unique destination. “Ecuador and its capital Quito are now tourist forces to be reckoned with in South America,” he said. “They offer high-quality products and tourism great infrastructure.”
He added that Ecuador has made “huge accomplishments” in developing and promoting its tourism industry.
Ecuador’s Minister of Tourism Sandra Naranjo welcomed the awards, saying it is recognition of hard work in putting Ecuador on the tourism map. “These international awards confirm once again that Ecuador continues to captivate the world with its spectacular destinations and tourism products, which have earned it worldwide recognition as a location with great potential to offer its visitors.”