Travel agency Gateway Travel recently released its 2017 World Travel Awards, and one of the nominees was a popular travel agency in Peru.
Gateway took home a whopping $30 million, making it one of only two travel agencies that earned more than $100 million.
According to the agency, this award was based on “the industry’s highest performance in terms of quality, ease of use, and customer satisfaction,” and the other two categories were more focused on “performance and service.”
That’s right, Gateway actually won “Quality, ease-of-use, and Customer Satisfaction” this year, which is something no other travel agency managed to do this year.
Here are some of the other awards they won: Best travel agent in Peru, Best travel agency for Peru, Top 10 travel agencies in Peru (and 10 more) Best travel experience in Peru Best travel guide in Peru Awarded to Gateway’s “Best Travel Agency for Peru” Awarded for “Best Customer Experience in Peru” and “Best Guide” Award in “Best Guides” Best travel experiences in Peru for 2018 Best tour in Peru 2018 Best travel destination in Peru with two or more destinations Best travel trip for two people Best tour for two or two people with no more than two guests Best trip for one person with no guests Best tour of two or four people Best travel tour of one person Best tour with three or more people Best itinerary for one or more travellers Best trip to a foreign country Best itineraries for a tourist Best trip with more than one tourist Best itinerarias Best hotels for a visitor to a country Best hotels in a country and best hotel in a foreign region Best vacation rentals in Peru The winners were chosen based on a panel of 100 finalists, and they were announced on Monday, March 20.
Gateways CEO, Juan Pablo Saldaña, described the awards as “a very prestigious honor, representing the best and most respected professionals in the tourism industry.”
The company is currently in Peru working with local governments, hoteliers, and tour operators to launch the new network, which will allow visitors to book their own itineraries, and to have a variety of choices when it comes to choosing from a range of destinations and services.
Gatehouse, a travel agency based in Austin, Texas, also won this year’s award for “Outstanding Guide and Guidebook,” and they also won “Best Destination in Peru.”
As a bonus, they also earned an additional $25 million for “World Travel Awards for 2019.”
Gateways first official partnership with Peru dates back to 2009, when the company was the first to open up an official partnership in Peru in 2017.
The partnership brought together a host of Peru-based travel agencies, including the best-known of them all, Gateways Travel Group, as well as the popular Travel Club and TripAdvisor brands.
Gatehouses partners include the popular Peruvian travel agency Cancun Tours, which manages more than 10,000 itineraries to hotels in Peru and offers free transportation for visitors; the Peruvian hotel chain Cancubus, which offers discounted rates and a variety the services of its partners; and the popular Peru-focused travel agency Travel Club.