The World Travel Awards Latin America Ceremony 2017 has recognised Quito as the Leading South America's destination and South America’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination. Two hotels in Ecuador were also awarded. Mashpi Lodge was chosen South America’s Leading Green Hotel, and Hotel del Parque was voted South America’s Leading New Hotel.
The World Travel Awards is well known internationally for endorsing high quality. Since 1993, it recognizes and rewards excellence in the tourism industry.