They are considered the Oscar Awards for travel and this year the city of Quito is one of the final nominees. The nomination for the prestigious "World Travel Awards" in the category South America's Leading Destination, confirms the citys place as a principal tourism destination.
For two decades the World Travel Awards have been recognizing and celebrating excellence in all areas of the travel industry throughout the world. The award winners are selected from categories that span all seven continents. Nominations are based on industry professional recommendations. Quitos recognition is also influenced by the tourism promotional efforts of Quito and Ecuador.
An award in this category will vault Quito and Ecuador to great exposure on the world stage, which corresponds to a greater interest by world travelers. Last year Ecuador took home recognition as Tourism Sponsor along with the Tourism Ministry. The country was also a finalist in the category, Culinary Destination, while Bartolome, one of the Galapagos Islands, was recognized as a Beach Destination.
Other past winners have included La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa for Hotel Boutique category and the Finch Bay Eco Hotel for Green Hotel.
This years winners will be decided by final vote via Internet. All are welcome to cast a ballot. See voting instructions on this page.
Cast your vote for Quito!
World Travel Awards:
1) Enter web page : www.worldtravelawards.com/vote
2) Register with email and password and enter your name and country of origin
3) Click the button (upper left part of your screen) for South American category in which Quito is nominated.
4) Voting ends June 2, 2013.