Rio de Janeiro has been elected for the fourth consecutive time as South America’s leading sports tourism destination in the 25th edition of the World Travel Awards (WTA), known as the Tourism Oscars. The event that took place in Guayaquil, Ecuador, in early September, gathered the most prominent names of the travel and tourism industry.
The city overcame Buenos Aires and San Carlos de Bariloche, in Argentina, Lima, in Peru, Santiago, in Chile, and São Paulo, also in Brazil. Now Rio de Janeiro is nominated in this category, along with other cities in the world, for the 2018 world edition, which will take place on December 1, in Lisbon, Portugal. The WTA has six regional phases.
The award has the mission of recognizing, rewarding and celebrating excellence in all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.