Friday February 05, 2016

The Peruvian capital Lima, is now number 45 in the Top “100 City Destination Ranking” according to Euromonitor.

This ranking was released in January 2016. There are just 5 other Latin American cities that appear in the top 100. This ranking proves Lima’s importance: the city is now considered to be region’s second most important city when it comes to hosting international tourists.

Even though Lima had to deal with a decline in visitors of 20% during the lasts years, the Peruvian capital retained its position in the top 100. (more…)

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New archaeological sites found in Arequipa

Thursday February 04, 2016

You might think that all existing ruins and old remains are already discovered. However, this is not the case even now new archaeological sites are being found. During the lasts months of 2015 a field inspection was conducted in Arequipa’s district of Ayo to identity the cultural potential and the tourism possibilities of this location. During this inspection led by archaeologist Apu Mendoza a total of 90 archaeological sites have been found.

A terrace area has been identified which accounted for more than half of the total area. (more…)

Update about the Zika Virus

Tuesday February 02, 2016

The World Health Organization predicts that the ZIKA virus will spread across the Americas. The first case of the Zika virus was identified in Peru last week.

It began in Brazil in May 2015 and has now been identified in more than 20 countries. The virus causes babies to be born with undeveloped brains and has affected thousands of pregnancies.

Declared by the World Health Organization as a global emergency, the Zika virus is now on the same level as Ebola. Because of this, more effort will be taken to fight the disease and find vaccinations to prevent its continued epidemic. (more…)

Using llamas as therapy

Tuesday February 02, 2016

National Geographic has initiated a movement of animal therapy by bringing animals such as chickens, llamas, dogs, and fish, to a nursing home. National Geographic hoped that the animals would aid in the Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley´s therapy programs.

The animal that was the highlight was the llama known as Travis. He visits the home every few weeks and doesn´t hesitate to give kisses to the patients.

Lauren Gaffney, program director of Memory Support Unit, asserts that studies show a decrease in agitation and increase in awareness (more…)

UNESCO is satisfied with Machu Picchu progress

Tuesday February 02, 2016

The UNESCO Advisory Mission to Machu Picchu asserted that it is satisfied with the situation of the Historical Sanctuary. Throughout this past year, the Peruvian State has worked to monitor and observe the status of the famous Incan archeological site.

At the end of January, UNESCO found positive results in the three areas inspected: the Inca city itself, Machu Picchu Town, and Santa Teresa.

Cesar Moreno Triana, head of the inspection, expressed his satisfaction for the work done by Peru´s organizations. (more…)

Peruvian Film ´´Finding Gaston´´ on US Netflix

Tuesday February 02, 2016

A documentary titled ´´Finding Gaston´´ is a film that features Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio and his famous cuisine. The documentary has traveled all around the world and has now reached American Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon.

The film was released two years ago in Peru, in Lima, and continues to gain momentum at all sorts of festivals, celebrations, and studies across the planet.

It has also reached TV channels in Japan, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Korea, and Germany. (more…)

63 million US$ project initiated to clean Lake Titicaca

Friday January 29, 2016

Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world (3.500m), is to be freed from contamination in an effort by its neighbouring countries Peru and Bolivia.

Bolivia is said to have already invested US$1.5 million in the construction of water treatment plants last year, now a clean-up project of both countries´ naval institutions have been confirmed.

Both Bolivia and Peru are to invest US$ 63 million during the first phase of the project in order to cleanse lake water by building sanitation services for the adjacent villages. (more…)

Peru Identified to have Potential for Tourism and Gastronomy

Friday January 29, 2016

Brazil´s Tourism Minister, Henrique Aves, and El Salvador´s Tourism Minister, Napoleon Duarte, indicated that Peru has serious potential in its tourism industry. They both highlighted the ever-increasing popularity of Peruvian cuisine at the 2016 International Tourism Fair.

Both Brazil and El Salvador expressed the desire for friendship with Peru, especially now that it boasts of amazing tourist sites along with a growing gastronomy.

Aves and Duarte complimented Peru on its capitalization of its resources and its growing tourism industry. (more…)

The Famous Inca Trail will be closed in February

Tuesday January 26, 2016

The Inca Trail is one of the most well-known treks worldwide. During the majority of the year, most tourists must reserve a spot for this trail months in advance. Countless foreigners flock to Peru to camp along this trek in the beautiful Andes Mountains and explore ancient Incan sites.

José Carlos Nieto, the head of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, confirmed that the Inca Trail will indeed be closed during February. He asserts that companies have been aware of this for a long time and that tourists still have many other options to arrive at Machu Picchu, such as train, bus, or other treks. (more…)

Ines Melchor of Peru places first in Miami Half-Marathon

Tuesday January 26, 2016

The Peruvian Ines Melchor finished the 2016 Miami Half-Marathon with a record time of 1:13:53. This puts her as one of the frontrunners for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Melchor asserted that, though not at her best, she is satisfied with her strategy and her first victory of 2016. She posted the following: ´´Challenge met! Winning the first race of the year was important and it was achieved. Thank you so much for the words of encouragement. This victory is for you´´. (more…)

No Zika virus yet identified in Peru

Tuesday January 26, 2016

Peru has issued a warning for women who are in their first trimester to beware of traveling other Latin American countries due to the threat of the Zika virus. Although the virus has not been identified in Peru, health officials implore women to avoid traveling where they may be exposed to this dangerous virus.

Health Ministry official, Constantino Vila, asserts that the first trimester is essential in a baby´s formation of systems and tissues. The Zika virus may inhibit this formation and could cause the baby to be born with microcephaly. (more…)

Foodies take interest in Peru

Tuesday January 26, 2016

National Geographic has researched the best cuisine all over the world, and Lima, Peru was one of the top destinations on the list!

In the past few years, gastronomy in Peru has really begun to make large strides on an international scale. Many foreigners come to Peru and look forward to taste testing the cuisine that is becoming ever-more popular. Chefs such as Pedro Miguel Schiaffino and Gastón Acurio are bringing more and more fame to Peru as they combine Peru´s culture with it´s delicious flavors. (more…)

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