Chile Consolidates Its Position as a Must-Visit Destination

Chile celebrates 5 awards at the World Travel Awards 2024 South America

Chile has triumphed at the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2024 South America, securing five prestigious awards. Recognised as the “Oscars of Tourism,” these accolades underscore Chile’s excellence in the industry, establishing it as a benchmark both regionally and internationally.

Verónica Pardo, Undersecretary of Tourism, said, “These awards acknowledge our dedication to sustainability and the promotion of unique tourism experiences. Chile has become a leader in adventure tourism, thanks to our diverse landscapes and activities ranging from sandboarding to trekking in Patagonia and exploring the stunning Atacama Desert. The Best Green Destination and Best Youth Destination awards reflect our efforts to offer responsible and vibrant options for all travellers. We will continue to work to maintain and improve these standards, ensuring that Chile remains an outstanding destination.”

A Journey Full of Adventure, Sustainable Commitment, and Romantic Experiences

For the tenth consecutive year, Chile has been named the Best Adventure Destination in South America, solidifying its status as a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. From sandboarding in the northern dunes to trekking in Patagonia, the country offers an unparalleled variety of experiences that challenge and excite even the most intrepid travellers.

In terms of sustainability, Chile reaffirmed its leadership by winning the award for Best Green Destination. This accolade highlights the pioneering initiatives that promote environmentally responsible tourism, making Chile a model for the region.

The mystical charm of the Atacama Desert was also recognised, earning it the title of Best Romantic Destination in South America for the seventh time. Its lunar landscapes and starry skies offer a perfect setting for romantic getaways and unforgettable experiences.

A Vibrant Destination for Young People and a Capital City to Love

Acknowledging Chile’s exciting nightlife, urban culture, and diverse activities for young travellers, Chile also won the award for Best Youth Destination. This positions the country as an ideal spot for those seeking exciting and adrenaline-filled experiences.

Finally, Santiago was awarded Best City Destination, highlighting its wide range of cultural, gastronomic, and entertainment offerings. The Chilean capital captivates with its cosmopolitan atmosphere, prime location as a gateway to the rest of the country, and the warmth of its people.

These awards are a source of great pride for Chile and reaffirm the country’s commitment to developing sustainable, responsible, and high-quality tourism.