Posted May 14, 2013 by Doug Morgan in News

Quito Nominated for World Travel Awards

Quito, Ecuador with Cotapaxi Volcano
Quito, Ecuador with Cotapaxi Volcano

For two decades the World Travel Awards have recognized and celebrated excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. And this year, Quito has been nominated as a finalist for this prestigious award in the category South America’s Leading Destination.

Award winners are selected from categories that span all seven continents. Nominations are based on industry professional recommendations. Quito’’s recognition is influenced by the tourism promotional efforts of Quito and Ecuador. The nomination confirms the city’’s place as a top tourism destination.World Travel Awards 2013 Nominee

An award in this category will give Quito and Ecuador great exposure on the world stage, and will provoke greater interest by world travelers. Last year Ecuador took home honors as “Tourism Sponsor” along with the Ministry of Tourism. The country was also a finalist in the category “Culinary Destination,” while Bartolome Island in the Galapagos was recognized as a “Beach Destination.

Past winners from Ecuador have included La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa in the “Hotel Boutique” category and the Finch Bay Eco Hotel for “Green Hotel.”

This year’’s winners will be decided by final vote via the Internet. All are welcome to cast a ballot. See voting instructions below.

  1. Go to www.worldtravelawards.com/vote
  2. Register with a valid email and password and enter your name and country of origin.
  3. Click on the South America region then continue to the South America’s Leading Destination category in which Quito is nominated.

Cast your vote for Quito! Voting ends June 20, 2013.

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Doug Morgan

Doug Morgan
Doug has written extensively for such well-known publications as Field & Stream, Saltwater Sportsman, Marlin, and Sport Fishing, as well as The Washington Post and Las Vegas Review-Journal.