Cartagena de Indias was the Colombian city with the most awards at the 29th version of the World Travel Awards, held on August 31 at the Sandals Montego Bay, Jamaica.
After the global pandemic caused by Covid-19, where the tourism industry was the hardest hit, Colombia demonstrated its ability to adapt and recover. With more than 50 nominations and a total of 14 awards received, our country was recognized as one of the driving forces of the industry among the leading nations throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.
On this occasion, and for the 5th consecutive time, Cartagena de Indias, took home the coveted ‘South America’s Leading Honeymoon Destination 2022’ award, competing with cities such as Buenos Aires, Fernando de Noronha, Galapagos Islands, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro and San Carlos de Bariloche.
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The walled city also won for the third consecutive time, the distinction ‘Leading Cruise Port of South America 2022′, a category in which it won over cities such as Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Buenos Aires (Argentina); Montevideo (Uruguay), and Valparaiso (Chile).
La Heroica likewise received for the third consecutive year the award for ‘Leading Hotel in South America’ and ‘Leading Hotel Suite in South America 2022′ for the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara facilities, while the Sofitel Barú Calablanca Beach Resort won the award for ‘New Leading Hotel in South America’.
It is also important to note that Colombia was recognized for having a ‘Leading Tourism Organization in South America’: ProColombia, the government agency in charge of “promoting Colombian exports, international tourism and foreign investment” in the country.