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 December 03, 2015
Quito Wins Six International Awards In 2015

 Quito, over the last few years, has become a tourism magnet that continues to attract ever more visitors while earning important international awards. One of the distinctions achieved by the city in 2015 was won at the World Travel Awards, widely regarded as the "Oscars of tourism." This awards program recognized Quito as the Leading South American Destination for the third year in a row.

Quito's architectural, natural and cultural beauty was also praised by Lonely Planet, one of the most important travel guide publications in the world. The guide highlighted Quito as one of the top 10 destinations to visit in 2016.

Likewise, travel website Trip Advisor named Quito to its 2015 Travelers' Choice list of recommended worldwide destinations. The city is also one of the top 10 Latin American destinations, according to MasterCard's 2015 Global Destination Cities Index.

Other important distinctions earned by Quito were:

- Quito-Ecuador was chosen as one of the three destinations with the best climate in the world by prestigious magazine International Living.
- Quito was chosen as one of the 20 destinations that make up this year's installment of the annual "Rising Stars" list published by Gogobot, one of the most popular travel apps.
- Quito-Ecuador is among the 140 best cities to live in the world and ranks 12th among 15 regional cities in Latin America, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the business unit of weekly newsmagazine "The Economist."

The fact that Quito has earned six international travel and tourism distinctions in a single year is no coincidence. It's the result of planning, organization and teamwork by both the public and private sectors. In fact, Quito is currently the most award-winning destination in Ecuador, even more so than the long internationally renowned Galapagos Islands.