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. Parodi has studied the number of French arrivals to the old Inca country and saw a steady increase in tourists over the past years. According to Parodi, there are various reasons why the French have found their way to Peru. Mincetur has executed an extensive marketing campaign in France, which includes special fairs that show Peru’s culture, workshops, and tours for the French press.
In addition, Peru participated in the biggest international tourism fair of France, the IFTM Top Resa. Last two years Peru did not participate in this influential show, which means the ancient Inca country gained less awareness of the things the country has to offer.
However, this time a Peruvian delegation was present at the tourism fair and they showed both the traditional tourism circuits as of the beaten track destinations. By is doing this, Peru responds to the growing trend of solo travelers in the world.
The circuits that were displayed included the various tours in the Amazon Rainforest with its diverse flora and fauna; the traditional southern tour with highlights like Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. But also the relatively less known northern route, which includes the shore and the old fortress of Kuelap, among others.