March 26, 2024 #ChileDiverse

Chile seeks to remain at the top of South American tourism with 17 nominations in the World Travel Awards

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The country is nominated in 17 categories of the World Travel Awards. In 2023 it won the awards for 'Best Adventure Tourism Destination' and 'Most Romantic Destination' for the Atacama Desert.

Voting is open until Sunday, April 7 for the South American edition of the World Travel Awards, the well-known 'Oscars of Tourism' that have Chile nominated in 17 categories. With a legacy of recognitions obtained in previous years, our country seeks to revalidate the continental titles of 'Best Adventure Tourism Destination' and 'Most Romantic Destination' for the Atacama Desert, both achieved last year.

Chile aspires to consolidate its position as a leader in the region and continue to be recognized for its impressive nature, geographic diversity and a wide range of experiences that can be lived in the national territory, characteristics that have earned it the adventure tourism award consecutively since 2015.

For Verónica Pardo, Undersecretary of Tourism, "the natural wealth of our country is undoubtedly a key element when choosing us as a destination at the international level. Being nominated in 17 categories is a sample of the offer we have, so that both Chileans and foreigners can enjoy our territory, its culture, gastronomy, sports and nature, among many other options, in a responsible and safe manner. Having this showcase also means an important boost for the promotion of Chile as a unique destination at the international level".

Chile's geographic diversity allows foreign and domestic visitors to enjoy the adrenaline of extreme sports and the serenity of its natural landscapes, ideal for romantic getaways.

The national director of Sernatur, Cristóbal Benítez, highlighted that "Chile is much more than a tourist destination. Once again, these nominations demonstrate our commitment to offer unique and exciting experiences for adventure lovers. We have an extensive coastline, the imposing Andes Mountains, unique landscapes in the Atacama Desert, an unmissable setting for extreme sports and outdoor activities. We are confident that, with the support of Chileans, we will continue to be one of the most exciting destinations in the world.

These are the 17 categories that Chile seeks to conquer

To boost Chile's voting, the Undersecretary of Tourism and Sernatur invite all lovers of national destinations to mark their preference for the country in the World Travel Awards in these categories:

- Best Adventure Travel Destination in South America.
- Most Romantic Destination in South America, for the Atacama Desert.
- Best Green Destination in South America.
- Best City Destination, for Santiago.
- Best Cruise Destination.
- Best Culinary Destination.
- Best Cultural Destination.
- Best Cultural City, for Santiago.
- Best Destination of 2024.
- Best Destination for Festivals and Events, for Santiago.
- Best Destination for Meetings and Conferences, for Santiago.
- Best Nature Destination.
- Best Destination for Sports Tourism, for Santiago.
- Best Tourist Attraction, for the Atacama Desert.
- Best Tourism Institution, for Sernatur.
- Best Destination for Whale Watching.
- Best Destination for Young People.

How to vote for Chile in the World Travel Awards in South America

You can support and vote for Chile in these nominations until April 7 by following these steps:
1 - Go to and then choose the category.
2 - You will be redirected to the official awards page, where you can log in with your email and password. If you don't have an account, register with your details and create a password. Before voting, you must verify your account on your email address.
3 - Now you can vote for Chile. Once inside, you will see all the categories in which national tourism participates.

Check out the complete article on the Undersecretary of Tourism's website by clicking here.


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