South America Nominees 2019

South America nominees

It is with great pleasure that we open the
26th annual World Travel Awards for South America entries.

The winner and 2 runners up from 2018 re-qualify automatically for the 2019 award*.

Voting opens on 25th March 2019 when all of the short-listed nominees for South America 2019 will be announced.

Entries close on 17th March 2019.

* All nominees are listed alphabetically.

Air

South America's Leading Airline 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Avianca
GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes
LATAM Airlines
South America's Leading Airline Brand 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Avianca
GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes
LATAM Airlines
South America's Leading Airport 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Jorge Chavez International Airport, Peru
Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Quito, Ecuador
Santiago International Airport, Chile
South America's Leading Inflight Magazine 2019New for 2019
South America's Leading Private Jet Charter 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
American Jet
ATSA
Jetstream Air Services

Car

South America's Leading Car Rental Company 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Budget
Dollar
Hertz

Cruise

South America's Leading Boutique Cruise 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Anakonda Amazon Cruises
Galapagos Legend Boutique Expedition Cruise Ship
Galapagos Sea Star Journey
South America's Leading Cruise Line 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Carnival Cruise Line
Celebrity Cruises
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
South America's Leading Cruise Port 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Port of Cartagena, Colombia
Port of Montevideo, Uruguay
Port of Valparaíso, Chile

Destination

South America's Leading Adventure Tourism Destination 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Chile
Ecuador
Peru
South America's Leading Beach Destination 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Máncora, Piura, Peru
San Andrés, Colombia
South America's Leading Business Travel Destination 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Lima, Peru
Quito, Ecuador
South America's Leading City Break Destination 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Cuenca, Ecuador
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador
South America's Leading City Tourist Board 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Fundación Municipal Turismo para Cuenca
Public and Municipal Company of Tourism, Civic Promotion and International Relations of Guayaquil
Quito Turismo
South America's Leading Cruise Destination 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Argentina
Chile
Ecuador
South America's Leading Culinary Destination 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Bolivia
Ecuador
Peru
South America's Leading Cultural City Destination 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Cuenca, Ecuador
La Paz, Bolivia
Quito, Ecuador
South America's Leading Cultural Destination 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Bolivia
Ecuador
Peru
South America's Leading Destination 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador
South America's Leading Festival & Event Destination 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Guayaquil, Ecuador
La Paz, Bolivia
Quito, Ecuador
South America's Leading Green Destination 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Bolivia
Chile
Ecuador
South America's Leading Honeymoon Destination 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
South America's Leading LGBT Destination 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
South America's Leading Nature Destination 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Bolivia
Chile
Ecuador
South America's Leading River Cruise Destination 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Bolivia
Ecuador
Peru
South America's Leading Sports Tourism Destination 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Lima, Peru
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Santiago, Chile
South America's Leading Tourist Attraction 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
La Compania de Jesus, Ecuador
Machu Picchu, Peru
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
South America's Leading Tourist Board 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Ecuador Ministry of Tourism
PromPeru - Peruvian Tourism Board
SERNATUR - National Tourist Board of Chile
South America's Leading Whale Watching Destination 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Argentina
Chile
Ecuador
South America's Leading Youth Travel Destination 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Bolivia
Chile
Ecuador
South America's Most Romantic Destination 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Atacama Desert, Chile
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
La Paz, Bolivia

General

South America's Responsible Tourism Award 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Hacienda Manteles, Ecuador
La Sirena Eco Hotel, Colombia
Playa La Roca Ecohotel, Colombia

Hotels & Resorts

South America's Leading Airport Hotel 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Holiday Inn Santiago - Airport Terminal, Chile
Sao Paulo Airport Marriott Hotel, Brazil
Wyndham Quito Airport, Ecuador
South America's Leading Beach Resort 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Dom Pedro Laguna, Beach Villas & Golf Resort, Brazil
Enjoy Punta del Este, Uruguay
Tivoli Ecoresort Praia do Forte Bahia, Brazil
South America's Leading Boutique Hotel 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Casa Gangotena, Ecuador
Hotel del Parque, Ecuador
Hotel Plaza Grande Quito, Ecuador
South America's Leading Boutique Resort 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Charming Luxury Lodge & Private Spa, Argentina
Cumbres Hotel-Art & Spa, Uruguay
explora Patagonia, Chile
South America's Leading Business Hotel 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Hotel Oro Verde Guayaquil, Ecuador
Hotel San Fernando Plaza Medellín, Colombia
The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago, Chile
South America's Leading Casino Resort 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Enjoy Punta del Este, Uruguay
Iguazú Grand, Argentina
Park Hyatt Mendoza, Argentina
South America's Leading City Hotel 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Hotel San Fernando Plaza Medellín, Colombia
The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago, Chile
Wyndham Guayaquil, Ecuador
South America's Leading Design Hotel 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Atix Hotel, Bolivia
Carlota, Ecuador
Hotel B, Peru
South America's Leading Eco-Lodge 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, Peru
Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador
Napo Wildlife Center Luxury Eco-lodge
South America's Leading Family Resort 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, Golf-Spa, Argentina
Sheraton Colonia Golf & Spa Resort, Uruguay
Wish Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
South America's Leading Green Hotel 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel, Ecuador
Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador
The Singular Patagonia, Chile
South America's Leading Heritage Hotel 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Belmond Hotel Monasterio, Peru
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco, Peru
Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena, Colombia
South America's Leading Hotel 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Mandarin Oriental Santiago, Chile
Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena
Swissôtel Quito, Ecuador
South America's Leading Hotel Brand 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Marriott Hotels
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts
South America's Leading Hotel Suite 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Grau Suite @ Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena, Colombia
Presidential Suite @ JW Marriott Quito, Ecuador
The Suite @ Hotel Cartagena Plaza
South America's Leading Luxury All Suite Hotel 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Hotel 101 Park House Suites & Spa, Colombia
Hotel Plaza Grande, Ecuador
Saint Andrews Gramado, Brazil
South America's Leading Luxury Boutique Hotel 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel, Peru
Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa, Argentina
Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, Peru
South America's Leading New Hotel 2019Open for New nominations
South America's Leading Resort 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Arasha Tropical Forest Resort & Spa, Ecuador
Hotel Paracas, A Luxury Collection Resort, Peru
Termas Papallacta, Ecuador
South America's Leading Serviced Apartments 2019New for 2019
South America's Most Romantic Resort 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Belmond Miraflores Park, Peru
Charming Luxury Lodge & Private Spa, Argentina
Hotel Casa da Montanha, Brazil

Personality

South America's Leading Travel Personality 2019New for 2019

Rail

South America's Leading Luxury Train 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Belmond Andean Explorer
Belmond Hiram Bingham
Tren Crucero

Travel Agencies & Tour Operators

South America's Leading Business Travel Agency 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Rotamund
Sintectur
Turismo Pecom
South America's Leading Expedition Company 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Explora
Latin Excursions
The Singular Patagonia
South America's Leading Green Tour Operator 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Explorandes
TERRA Group
Tucan Travel
South America's Leading Tour Operator 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Latin Trails
Metropolitan Touring
Tucan Travel
South America's Leading Travel Agency 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Costamar Travel
Exito Travel
Turismo Pecom
South America's Leading Travel Management Company 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Aviatur
Carlson Wagonlit Travel
FCM Travel Solutions

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