For the fourth consecutive year, Peru was named “best culinary destination in the world” by the World Travel Awards. Known as the “Oscar of Tourism,” each year these awards highlight the best in the travel industry in the world.
The organizers stressed that Peru has been recognized in the Latin American region and the world as a gastronomic reference, to the extent that there is a large tourism segment that is dedicated primarily to discovering and enjoying Peruvian cuisine.
The Minister of foreign trade and tourism, Magali Silva, sent a message accepting the award, calling it “a recognition for all Peruvians,” claiming that it affirms that Peruvians “love and preserve their customs and knowledge, those that have been passed down from generation to generation.”
The prize was collected by Bernardo Muñoz, economic advisor and commercial of Peru in Madrid. He stressed the international roots and intended recipients of this iconic part of the culture by stating, “Peruvian cuisine is the sum of many efforts, and is also the synthesis of many cultures,
African, Spanish, Chinese or Japanese; the most important thing for us is to share this culinary and cultural experience with the world.”