Tuesday October 16, 2018
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Over 100.000 French Tourists Expected In Peru This Year

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According to Peru’s Trade Office in Paris over 100.000 French tourists from will visit Peru this year. This was announced by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism, or Mincetur in short. This would be the first time that the amount of French arrivals would pass the 100.000 milestone, as last year Peru received just a little less, with approximately 96.000 travelers from France finding their way to Peru.

However, Aldo Parodi states this milestone was expected. (more…)

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Gastronomy Arequipa One of the Best of South America

Tuesday October 16, 2018
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Gastronomy Arequipa One of the Best of South America

CNN Travel has recently published a list with the best food destinations in the world. And one of the destinations on the list is the Peruvian city of Arequipa. Arequipa, also nicknamed ‘the White City’ is praised for its distinctive food, which is a blend of Peruvian food and food from elsewhere.

To wit, Arequipa’s gastronomy is a fusion between centuries-old pre-Columbian recipes, the ones of the Incas and later with the ones of Spain as well. This means that the cuisine got its influence from many different sources (more…)

Interesting places to visit in Peru

Friday October 05, 2018
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Interesting places to visit in Peru

Stunning natural scenes, intriguing culture, delicious gastronomy and friendly people, Peru has it all. It is not for nothing that Peru is booming in terms of tourism. The variety of the country is pulling more and more people to the old Inca country. There are dry deserts, green forests, amazing beaches and high mountains to be found here.

Here’s a short list of the most important tourist attractions in Peru that you cannot miss during your trip in this wonderful country.
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Larco Museum Lima one of the best 25 museums worldwide!

Friday October 05, 2018
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Larco Museum Lima one of the best 25 museums worldwide!

Lima’s Larco Museum has been chosen as one of the best museums in the world in a list released by the biggest traveling site in the world Tripadvisor. The museum listed 20th on the list, which contains a total of 25 museums all around the world; two places higher than last year.

The Larco Museum is the first Peruvian site ever included in the ranking. Tripadvisor praises the museum for being more than just an exposition of various kinds of ceramics. The Director of the Larco Museum (more…)

Colca Valley stays the most popular tourism destination of Arequipa

Friday October 05, 2018
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Colca Valley stays the most popular tourism destination of Arequipa

The Colca Canyon has been Arequipa’s main tourist attraction for years already. However, due to a rapid increase of tourism arrivals, the canyon has strengthened its position as a most-visited tourism destination in this region. To wit, the valley received nearly 20% more tourists between the months January and September of 2018 compared to the same months last year. So far, the Colca Canyon has received nearly 225.000 visitors this year, compared to last year’s 180.000 visitors. (more…)

Video clip Carlos Vives ensures 15 million US dollars in Peruvian economy

Monday September 24, 2018
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Video clip Carlos Vives ensures 15 million US dollars in Peruvian economy

The video clip of the song ‘Mañana’ by the Columbian singer-songwriter Carlos Vives has a positive impact on Peru’s economy. The video that has been watched over 2 million times just four days after release shows the Peruvian capital Lima in all its beauty.

According to Sony Music, approximately 80 tourists visit Peru for every million views on Youtube. Figures in the past have shown that music videos and movies about a certain country correlate positively with the number of tourists (more…)

Peruvian university ranks among best universities world-wide

Monday September 24, 2018
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Peruvian university ranks among best universities world-wide

One of Peruvians best universities is listed on the international QS Graduate Employability Ranking of 2019. This is a ranking of the universities where most students find a job within the first year after graduating.

The Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, or PUCP in short, is included in the list drafted by QS. This in Lima located educational institution ranks in the 251-300 category of the list. This makes the PUCP the 9th best university in all of Latin America. (more…)

Cable Car to Machu Picchu would increase numbers of tourists

Monday September 24, 2018
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Cable Car to Machu Picchu would increase numbers of tourists

The plans to build a cable car to the old Inca Capital Machu Picchu would have positive effects on the number of domestic visitors to this wonder of the world. This would be beneficial for the historic consciousness of many Peruvians. Also, a new cable car system would boost the economy in the region around Machu Picchu.

The reason for this is that a cable car would lower the transportation cost to the old Inca capital. Therefore, more people will be able to visit the Inca sanctuary according to Ricardo Acosta (more…)

Peru gets back ancient mask after years of negotiating

Monday September 17, 2018
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Peru gets back ancient mask after years of negotiating

The Sican Mask, an important artifact of the Sican culture, has returned to Peru after nearly 20 years of legal proceedings. The ancient mask had been stolen from Peru in 1999 and had ever since stayed at the international police organization Interpol in Germany.

Peru’s Minister of Culture Patricia Balbuena has received the Sican artifact last September. When she got the mask, she took the time to thank her German colleagues for their invaluable help in the judicial proceedings. (more…)

Rainbow Mountain : most visited tourist attraction after Machu Picchu

Monday September 17, 2018
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Rainbow Mountain : most visited tourist attraction after Machu Picchu

The famous Vinikunka or Rainbow mountain might become the most visited tourist destination of the region of Cusco, right after Machu Picchu. There are multiple reasons for the growing popularity of this tourist attraction, one being the wonderful colors on top of this so-called ‘Rainbow Mountain’. However, it is not only the colors that should be praised for this trip. The hike towards it is also breathtaking. It takes you to over 5000 meters above sea-level and offers a stunning view over the Andean mountain (more…)

More and More Tourists Visiting Colca Canyon

Friday September 07, 2018
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More and More Tourists Visiting Colca Canyon

The Colca Canyon, located in Southern Peru, is profiling itself more and more as an important tourist destination in Peru. Nearly 35.000 tourists visited this deep gorge last August. These numbers announced by the director of the Colca region David Valdivia.

This means that the Colca Canyon continues its positive tourism trend of last year, when nearly 33.000 tourists visited the canyon. In other words, approximately 1000 tourists visit this natural phenomenon every day.
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Peruvian Football Fans nominated for FIFA’s Fan Award!

Friday September 07, 2018
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Peruvian Football Fans nominated for FIFA’s Fan Award!

During the Last World Cup in July 2018, over 40.000 Peruvian football supporters went to Russia to cheer for the Peruvian National Team. This didn’t go unnoticed. It’s more: the fans got nominated for the FIFA Football Awards in the category “Best Fans”.

The first two losses of the Peruvian National Squad didn’t bother the fans much, as they kept on giving their team extraordinary support. That’s why the Peruvian fans are seen as the best support group by many.
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