martes, noviembre 12, 2019

    El país fue galardonado como Mejor Atracción Turística Natural de Sudamérica con Uyuni, Mejor Destino Emergente con la ciudad de La Paz; Mejor Destino Verde con Madidi Pampa; y Mejor Destino de Viaje Juvenil

    Fuente: La Razón Digital / Rubén Ariñez / La Paz

     14 de julio de 2019

    La ministra Alanoca levanta uno de los galardones World Travel Awards (WTA) que obtuvo Bolivia. Foto: Min. Culturas

    Bolivia obtuvo cuatro galardones de los World Travel Awards (WTA), entre ellos Mejor Atracción Turística Natural de Sudamérica 2019 con el salar de Uyuni. La gala de premiación tuvo lugar la noche de este sábado en La Paz, ciudad sede de gobierno que se coronó como Mejor Destino Emergente de Sudamérica 2019.

    El país también se impuso como Mejor Destino Verde de Sudamérica 2019 con Madidi Pampa; y Mejor Destino de Viaje Juvenil de Sudamérica 2019. Ahora deberá competir en la final mundial el jueves 28 de noviembre en Mascate, en sultanato de Omán.

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    “El mayor patrimonio que tiene Bolivia es el orgullo boliviano, sobre ello se ha rescatado la autenticidad de nuestros pueblos, sus costumbres, sus tradiciones, su infraestructura y toda la inversión pública que se ha hecho también ha traído un gran impacto, y esta economía saludable que va en constante crecimiento también da confianza a los viajeros, más las condiciones que propicia el sector privado demuestran que Bolivia está preparada para ser declarada una potencia cultural y turística”, señaló la Ministra de Culturas y Turismo, Wilma Alanoca, cita un boletín.

    Por su lado, el vicepresidente de World Travel Awards , Christopher Leslie Frost, aseguró que Bolivia tiene mucho que ofrecer en la industria del turismo por su biodiversidad natural y su cultura.

    “Nos han sorprendido con tanta diversidad, los turistas tienen sin duda en este país muchos lugares donde podrán pasar momentos agradables, emocionantes y podrán descubrir que el plantea tiene lugares maravillosos como Bolivia”, dijo.

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    The finest travel brands in Latin America have been unveiled at a star-studded gala ceremony in Bolivia. The elite of the travel industry assembled for the World Travel Awards (WTA) Latin America Ceremony in the administrative capital, La Paz, to find out who amongst them would be crowned best of the best.

    Winners at the red carpet reception included Colombia, which fended off stiff competition to win ‘South America’s Leading Destination’, whilst Costa Rica, with its lush cloud forests and rich biodiversity, was voted ‘Mexico & Central America’s Leading Destination’. The Incan citadel of Machu Picchu, Peru was named ‘South America’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ and the medieval charms of Quito, Ecuador helped it lift the title of ‘South America’s Leading City Destination’. Bolivia’s commitment to sustainability was acknowledged with the title of ‘South America’s Leading Green Destination’, and the mesmerizing beauty of its Salar de Uyuni recognized with ‘South America’s Leading Natural Tourist Attraction’.

    Hundreds of the leading travel industries figureheads from across South and Central America attended the ceremony at Real Plaza Hotel & Convention Center.

    Graham Cooke, Founder, WTA, said: “It has been an honour to bring WTA to Bolivia for the first time in our 26-year history. La Paz has proven a gracious host of what has been a spectacular evening of travel triumph, and a highlight of our 26th Grand Tour. We have had the privilege of recognising many of the leading hotels, airlines and hospitality providers from across Latin America and my congratulations to each of them.”

    A fast emerging tourism destination, Bolivia is a country of incredible beauty and a rich indigenous culture. From luxury resorts on the shore of Lake Titicaca to the amazing salt flats of Uyuni, Bolivia is home to a wealth of travel experiences.

    Wilma Alanoca Mamani, Minister of Cultures and Tourism of Bolivia, said: “The WTA Latin America Ceremony 2019 has been a wonderful forum to celebrate the achievements of our region’s travel industry, and to highlight the incredible unique attractions of our country. Bolivia’s particular achievements are product of a common effort of all Bolivians. Bolivia has a rich diverse cultural tangible and intangible heritage, and tourism is complementary to our magnificent resources. La Paz, is unique – its geography, its people, its culture, its gastronomy and customs coexist between the ancestral and the modernity of a metropolis.”

    In the aviation sector, LATAM Airlines picked up the award for ‘South America’s Leading Airline’ and Aeromexico was voted ‘Mexico & Central America’s Leading Airline’. Meanwhile Quito’s state-of-the-art Mariscal Sucre International Airport emerged as ‘South America’s Leading Airport’.

    Hospitality winners included Wyndham Guayaquil, Ecuador (‘South America’s Leading City Hotel’); Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador (‘South America’s Leading Eco-Lodge’); Barceló Hotels & Resorts (‘Mexico & Central America’s Leading Hotel Brand’); and Hilton Hotels & Resorts (‘South America’s Leading Hotel Brand’). In the newcomer categories, Brazil’s Vila Galé Touros was named ‘South America’s Leading New Hotel’ and Costa Rica’s Hotel Nantipa picked up ‘Mexico & Central America’s Leading New Hotel’.

    Destination winners included Peru (‘South America’s Leading Culinary Destination’ and ‘South America’s Leading Cultural Destination’); Chile (‘South America’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination’); Bolivia (‘South America’s Leading Youth Travel Destination’ and ‘South America’s Leading Emerging Tourism Destination’ for La Paz); Guayaquil, Ecuador (‘South America’s Leading Business Travel Destination’ and ‘South America’s Leading Festival & Event Destination’); Santiago de Cali, Colombia (‘South America’s Leading Cultural City Destination’).

    Travel provider winners included Explora Caribe Tours (‘Mexico & Central America’s Leading Tour Operator’); Mundo Joven (‘Mexico & Central America’s Leading Travel Agency’); Metropolitan Touring (‘South America’s Leading Tour Operator’); and Costamar Travel (‘South America’s Leading Travel Agency’).

    A special award for ‘Latin America’s Leading Travel Personality’ was presented to Juan Cruz Adrogue, President of Chapelco Ski Resort, for his role in transforming it into one of South America’s finest ski resorts, and his ground-breaking initiatives to generate opportunities for the local community.

    The VIP ceremony formed the fifth leg of the WTA Grand Tour 2019 – a search for the finest travel and tourism organisations in the world. Other 2019 regional ceremonies include Montego Bay (Jamaica), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Mauritius, Madeira (Portugal), Phu Quoc (Vietnam), with the winners progressing to the Grand Final in Muscat (Oman).

    Find a full list of winners on the official WTA website.

    About World Travel Awards

    WTA was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.

    Today, the WTA brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.

    Each year, WTA covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective success within each key geographical region.

    WTA gala ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries and international print and broadcast media.

    For more information about WTA visit worldtravelawards.com.

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