South America's Leading Destination 2013


And the winner is...

World Travel Awards Winner Shield 2013

Quito, Ecuador

Winner Profile | quito.com.ec

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Meet the Winner

Founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city and standing at an altitude of 2,850 metres above sea level, this city is the best-preserved, least altered historic centre in Latin America. The huge city sprawls across a breathtaking valley surrounded by volcanic peaks and offers business and leisure visitors first world services in a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Quito Turismo wins at World Travel Awards 2013 (Spanish)

Jorge Alban, Deputy Major, Quito Turismo (Spanish)

Nominees

The following were nominated for South America's Leading Destination 2013

WTA Nominee Shield 2013

Bahia, Brazil
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Easter Island, Chile
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Lima, Peru
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Santiago, Chile
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Award History

South America's Leading Destination 2017: Quito, Ecuador
South America's Leading Destination 2016: Quito, Ecuador
South America's Leading Destination 2015: Quito, Ecuador
South America's Leading Destination 2014: Quito, Ecuador
South America's Leading Destination 2013: Quito, Ecuador
South America's Leading Destination 2012: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
South America's Leading Destination 2011: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
South America's Leading Destination 2010: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
South America's Leading Destination 2009: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
South America's Leading Destination 2008: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
South America's Leading Destination 2007: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
South America's Leading Destination 2006: Rio de Janeiro
South America's Leading Destination 2005: Rio de Janeiro
South America's Leading Destination 2004: Rio de Janeiro
South America's Leading Destination 2003: Rio de Janeiro
South America's Leading Destination 2002: Bahia, Brazil
South America's Leading Destination 2001: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
South America's Leading Destination 2000: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
South America's Leading Destination 1999: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
South America's Leading Destination 1998: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
South America's Leading Destination 1997: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
South America's Leading Destination 1996: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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