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36 Nominations for Ecuador in the World Travel Awards

Ecuador Nominations in the World Travel Awards | Start Living Ecuador

Known as the Oscars for Tourism, the World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to celebrate the excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. It is recognized as the “ultimate hallmark of industry excellence”

This year it celebrates it 24th anniversary. It covers the whole world and the industry’s biggest heads, trade and consumer media, attend its annual gala. Winners are announced every December.

Ecuador is no stranger to winning these recognitions and has consistently won every year in various categories; taking home, sort of speak, several awards each year. Last year  (2016) for example Ecuador took 8 awards, best of them all Quito was voted as the Leading Destination in South America for the 4th time.

Other awards were leading airport (Quito), Leading business destination (Guayaquil), Best green hotel (Eco Hotel Ecuador), Best hotel boutique (Hotel Plaza Grande and Casa Gangotena, Quito) Leading Resort (Arasha Tropical Forest & Spa), Best Luxury Train in South America, and many more.

It is worth noting that categories such as Leading Conference Hotel was also awarded to an Ecuadorian hotel (Swissotel, Quito) so if you are planning an international event you should consider the best possible offer and visit Ecuador.

Last year, the best cruise award went to Anakonda Amazon Cruise, you guessed it, from Ecuador.

The Termas de Papallacta, natural hot springs located outside of Quito. Have won Leading Spa Resort for 3 consecutive years.

The Galapagos Islands have won Leading Green Destination 4 years in a row, and counting.

The capital city of Quito has taken the award for South America’s Leading Destination for four straight years since 2013.

Just another proof that Ecuador is more than worth a visit, staying here temporarily or even retire to this country that holds the top city for retiring in the world according to International Living (2008) that named Cuenca the best destination to retire in the World.

Ecuador as a country has won the World’s Leading Green Destination four consecutive years since 2013!

We have the best offer in just about all areas of travel, entertainment, leisure, accommodations and adventure.

This year, Ecuador is nominated in the World Travel awards with 36 different offerings.

The country is competing to earn the award, amongst many other categories, for:

Leading airport

Leading Boutique Cruise

Leading Adventure Tourism Destination

Leading Beach Destination

Leading Business Travel Destination

Leading City Break Destination

Leading City Tourist Board

Leading Culinary Destination

Leading Cultural Destination

Leading Boutique Hotel

Leading Business Hotel

The voting is opened to owners, operators, media, and anyone looking to cast their vote for their favorite experience or destination, just go to World Travel Away and register.

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