Peru has been named the leading culinary destination of South America for 5 years in a row. This honor was awarded for the 5th time by the World Travel Awards, which some consider to be equal to the Oscars in the movie industry.
In addition to being the favorite culinary destination in South America, Peru received awards for Lima as a conference spot and for tourism promotion across Peru.
The Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Magali Silva, asserted that these awards should go to all of Peru, seeing that the culinary and tourism industries encompass a large of part of working Peru. Silva is grateful for the recognition that these industries receive as a result of their hard work.
Some of Peru´s restaurants were mentioned on the list of best restaurants: Virgilio Martinez´s Central Restaurant and Mitsuharu Tsumura´s Mido restaurant.
Receiving a World Travel Award is recognized around the world as one of the highest honors in the travel industry. WTA events are intended to promote and celebrate those places that go above and beyond to shine in the travel community.