first_imgSource = explora Jesus Parilla SOUTH American eco-adventure operator explora has been recognised as the leading expedition company in South America for a second consecutive year by the World Travel Awards for 2013 and the company’s Hotel de Larache in San Pedro Atacama Desert was chosen as Chile’s leading boutique hotel, at an awards ceremony held in Lima, Peru on July 20.Called the “Oscars of Tourism” by the Wall Street Journal, the awards have been celebrating excellence in every field of the tourism industry since 1993. For 20 years the organization has received worldwide recognition for its standards of quality, with many winners setting a benchmark to which others aspire.Every year, tens of thousands of travel professionals vote for their favourite destinations, resorts, hotels, airports, travel companies, and cruises, using a long list of criteria. explora ceo Jesus Parrilla said, “Words cannot describe how thrilled we all are at receiving these outstanding accolades that recognize explora’s longtime commitment to excellence in the tourism industry.For more than 20 years of operation explora has  offered travellers not only a trip but a new way of travelling to remote areas in South America.”It is a true testament to our dedicated staff who clearly understand that success rests upon our continued effort to raise standards on a daily basis, exceeding our travellers’ expectations.”last_img