The Commission for the Promotion of Peruvian Exports and Tourism (Promperú) announced that Peru has been honoured with three prestigious awards in the global edition of the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2022:

  • World’s Leading cultural destination in the world 2022
  • World’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2022: Machu Picchu
  • World’s Leading culinary destination 2022

These accolades demonstrate that the nation continues to solidify its position as a major tourist destination.

In a press release, Promperú stated that this is the fourth time that Peru has been acknowledged as a top cultural destination in the world, and the fifth time that their world wonder, Machu Picchu, has been placed in the category of tourist attraction.

Additionally, this is the tenth time Peru has won the title for ‘leading culinary destination‘ in the global edition of the WTA, bringing the country closer to their aim of establishing Peruvian food as the best in the world.

Amor Carbajal, the executive president of Promper, stated, “These awards are an important recognition for the work of all Peruvians.”
He added, “Knowing that our country is a destination that stands out in the world, with a rich culture and gastronomy that are increasingly valued by international travelers, fills us with satisfaction and drives us to continue working to promote the attractive and diverse tourist offer. from Peru.” 

The purpose of the World Travel Awards (WTA) is to recognise and honour achievement in all major sectors of the travel and tourism industry.

The Wall Street Journal refers to the award as the “Oscar of Tourism” since it is regarded as the most prestigious indicator of achievement in the profession.


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