Peru gets three nominations at World Travel Awards 2012

As the closing dates approaching near, PromPerú, the export and tourism promotion board of Peru is calling on Aussies to cast their vote for Peru in the World Travel Awards this year.

Wall Street Journal has called this award ceremony as the ‘Oscars of tourism’. This year the South American country has been nominated in three categories – ‘World's Leading Tourist Board: PromPerú’, ‘World's Leading Culinary Destination’ and ‘World's Leading Green Destination’.

For the last few years, Peru has turned into a popular destination for Australia travelers. Compared to the first six months of 2011, the first 6 months of 2012 saw a 23% increase in Aussie travelers. With a big Australian fan base, Peru is surely expecting score good at the World Travel Awards as it would raise their profile as a leading international travel destination.

For the last 19 years, the World Travel Awards, recognizing and celebrating excellence in different sectors of tourism throughout the globe. This award covers a whole lot of niche and mainstream categories as well as nominees that are selected by votes given by tourism industry professionals.

Lorena Salhuana, PromPerú’s Director of Communications for Australia, told that they are really excited that they have got three nominations in the World Travel Awards this year. They have worked hard to promote Peru as a unique and a diverse place and now they are delighted that Peru is getting the recognition that it deserve. She added that culinary tour becoming very popular among travelers.