Chile leads winners at 2020 Latin America World Travel Awards | News

first_img– Advertisement – World Travel Awards – the global initiative to recognise and reward excellence in travel and tourism – has unveiled its Latin America 2020 winners.The release coincides with the inaugural Latin America Winners Day from the prestigious programme. – Advertisement – Winners include Chile – with its dazzling array of natural wonders – voted ‘South America’s Leading Destination’.Mexico won a raft of destination awards, including Tulum (‘Mexico & Central America’s Leading Beach Destination’); Puerto Morales (‘Mexico’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination’); and Rio Secreto (‘Mexico & Central America’s Leading Nature Reserve); while Mazatlán – with its tropical neoclassical architecture and a paradise beach – was named ‘Mexico & Central America’s Leading City Destination’.The mesmerizing beauty of the Atacama Desert was recognized with the award for ‘South America’s Most Romantic Destination’. – Advertisement – The rapidly-emerging tourism hotspot of Guayaquil, Ecuador was named ‘South America’s Leading City Destination’. While another tourism rising star, Santiago de Cali, Colombia was declared ‘South America’s Leading Emerging Tourism Destination’.In the hospitality sector, Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena won ‘South America’s Leading Hotel’ and Wyndham Guayaquil, Ecuador walked away with ‘South America’s Leading City Hotel’. – Advertisement –center_img OlderDunn steps down from chief financial role at Gatwick Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun, Mexico picked up ‘Mexico & Central America’s Leading Hotel’ and Gaia Hotel & Reserve, Costa Rica was voted ‘Mexico & Central America’s Leading Green Hotel’.In the aviation sector, LATAM was named ‘South America’s Leading Airline’, while Copa Airlines scooped ‘Mexico & Central America’s Leading Airline’.New arrival on the Peruvian luxury hospitality scene, CIRQA – Relais & Châteaux, which is set in a medieval monastery and surrounded by snow-capped volcanoes, was voted ‘South America’s Leading New Hotel’.The results follow a year-long search for the world’s top travel, tourism and hospitality brands. Votes were cast by travel industry professionals and the public, with the nominee gaining the most votes in a category named as the winner.Graham Cooke, founder, World Travel Awards, said: “Our winners represent the very best of Latin America’s travel and tourism sector and my congratulations to each of them. “They have all demonstrated remarkable resilience in a year of unprecedented challenges.”He added: “The World Travel Awards 2020 programme received a record number of votes cast by the public. “This shows that the appetite for travel and tourism has never been stronger and bodes well for the industry’s future as the global recovery begins.”Other winners include the recently reopened Machu Picchu, Peru (‘South America’s Leading Tourist Attraction’); Colombia (‘South America’s Leading Culinary Destination’); Explora (‘South America’s Leading Expedition Company’); Barceló Hotels & Resorts (‘Mexico & Central America’s Leading Hotel Brand’); Avis (‘Mexico & Central America’s Leading Car Rental Company’); and FCM Travel Solutions (‘Mexico & Central America’s Leading Travel Management Company’).WinnersFor a full list of winners visit here.World Travel AwardsWorld Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.Each year, World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective success within each key geographical region.For more information about World Travel Awards, visit the official website.Image: Benedicte Desrus/SIPA USA/PA Imageslast_img read more

Arsenal to hand Aubameyang new £250,000k deal after FA Cup heroics

first_img It is believed the 31-year-old Gabon international is looking for a new deal worth £250,000-a-week and the Gunners are said to be willing to pay up to keep their goal hero at the Emirates Stadium. But former Arsenal winger Perry Groves has told talkSPORT he’d be happy for Aubameyang to be given £500,000-per-week to sure he stays at Arsenal, insisting the striker would deserve those astronomical wages. “I know we’re in difficult financial times, but if they said Aubameyang is on £400,000 or £500,000 a week, that wouldn’t bother me at all,” he said on talkSPORT’s Final Word on Sunday. Read Also: UEFA Champions League ready to restart, at long last “Fans get the hump with players who are on a lot of money and don’t deliver and don’t look like they care. “But some players warrant it and he does, because he delivers.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Arsenal are ready to hand Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a new contract worth £250,000-a-week after his FA Cup heroics against Chelsea. The Gunners’ talisman goalscorer and captain underlined his unquestionable importance to the club with a fine performance when it mattered on Saturday, as his double led the club to a historic 14th FA Cup win. And manager Mikel Arteta has challenged the striker to commit himself to the club, saying he can become one of Arsenal’s all-time great strikers if he does. According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are ready to begin ‘serious negotiations’ over a new contract for Aubameyang, after he also helped the club secure a place in next season’s Europa League by winning the cup. He has entered the final year of his current £180,000-a-week deal, although that features a 12 month extension clause worth £20m for one season which must be triggered by December 31. But it is claimed Arsenal want to offer him fresh terms to remove that clause and secure his long-term future at the club. Loading… Promoted ContentArchaeologists Still Have No Explanation For These DiscoveriesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetIf Zodiac Signs Were Women: Amazing Artwork By Vivien Szaniszlo7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!last_img read more