Bolivia chosen as Best Cultural Destination in South America 2017 by the World Travel Awards
MCYT, 10 September 2017.- Saturday Bolivia was awarded the title of Cultural Leader Destination South America 2017 at the World Travel Awards, also known as the Oscars of tourism, It is the most important recognition of tourism and travel the world.
The main ceremony for Latin America was held at the famous Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Mexico. At 20:00 gala began with the presence of authorities from different countries, In addition to the most important representatives of private sector tourism
"From the heart of South America itself, We invite everyone to know the history and reality of the 36 nationalities we have in our country Plurinational State of Bolivia ", said Ambassador
Bolivia, José Crespo, at the time of receiving the Oscar Tourism.
Bolivia was nominated for Best Cultural Destination in South America 2017, with Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay. He also was nominated for Best culinary destination in South America and Destino Verde South America. The voting process started on 30 March and lasted until the 19 July 2017. The votes come from qualified executives working in the field of travel and tourism and travel consumers in the world (Tourists).
According to the adviser for Latin America from London, Andrea Roca in communication with the Vice Ministry of Tourism, Bolivia won 18% more than the other nominees.
Ambassador of Bolivia in Mexico, José Crespo, he received the famous statuette representing the country.
Bolivia won regional recognition, which enables it to compete with other winners in the same category from other continents, for global recognition. Once delivered the prize to Bolivia on Saturday 9 September in the Latin American gala, WTA organization will issue recommendations for promotional campaigns for the vote of specialists to achieve the world title.
World Travel Awards (England – London), It was established in 1993 to recognize, reward and celebrate excellence annually in all sectors of the tourism industry, It is also known as the "Tourism Oscar". Each year the World Travel Awards (WTA) see all over the world with a series of regional gala ceremonies, It is recognized as the most prestigious and broadest global tourism industry.