For the second year running, Peru has won the top honor as World's Leading Culinary Destination at the 2013 World Travel Awards held in Doha, Qatar, it has been reported.
Renowned for its ingredients and traditional dishes, the Peruvian cuisine bagged the award after beating this year's other nominees, including Australia, China, France, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Spain, Thailand and USA.
This award is a recognition which confirms the upward momentum of the Peruvian gastronomy, which this year also gained another remarkable international accolade as South Americas' Best Culinary Destination.
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The World Travel Awards, with twenty years of history, serves to recognize and celebrate excellence in all sectors of the tourism industry across the globe.
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