Cultural and Travel News Peru

Peruvian Cuisine continues to grow

Tuesday March 29, 2016

On Tuesday, March 29th, the National Gastronomy Association will host a forum about the future of Peruvian Cuisine. It will occur in the Chiclayo Municipality´s auditorium.

This forum is a precursor to a more formal international congress that will take place in mid-April. Chiclayo is well-situated to have a regional meeting about the subject before the formal meeting next month.

The forum is entitled, ´´New Challenges of Peruvian Cuisine,´´ and will involve many leaders that are interested in the future of Peru´s famous food. (more…)

Peru breaks South American record

Tuesday March 29, 2016

Gladys Tejeda, Peruvian long distance runner, ran her best race at the World Half Marathon Championships Cardiff 2016. With a time of 1:10:14, she broke the South American record and ended up taking ninth place in the race.

Tejeda has raced previous World Half Marathons, but has never made the top ten. In 2010 she took 21st place and in 2014 she took 21st place. This recent race puts her as one of the front-runners in the long-distance category.

The race took place in Welsh city (more…)

Peru shows poverty reduction

Tuesday March 29, 2016

According to ECLAC, Peru has the greatest reduction in poverty out of all the countries in Latin America. President Ollanta Humala discussed this in a speech last Saturday.

Studies show that this reduction is due to increased household incomes and a greater level of social interaction between classes.

Humala´s social policy has expanded the social classes in Peru by offering many opportunities, but it also looks to establish services that help to minimize poverty and inequality in the rural areas of Peru. (more…)

Thousands flock to the Colca Valley for Holy Week

Tuesday March 29, 2016

Thousands of people have congregated in the Colca Valley, just outside of Arequipa, to celebrate Holy Week.

This is a popular location for both domestic and foreign tourists alike because it boasts a beautiful landscape. The Colca Valley Autonomous Authority calculated that close to 8,500 tourists flocked to Arequipa to visit the area.

The manager, Dennis Salazar, estimated that by the end of the week, up to 15,000 tourists will visit Arequipa to spend part of Holy Week there. (more…)

The end is in sight: El Niño is soon to decline

Tuesday March 22, 2016

The National Study of the Phenomenon of El Niño (Enfen) has announced that El Niño is entering its declining stages.

However, just this past week intense rain in Piura has destroyed more than 850 family´s homes. Enfen admitted that heavy rain could continue in these regions, but their predictions have ensured that El Niño is indeed decreasing intensity.

Predictions assert that there will be a heat wave in March and a cold wave in April, when the ocean´s conditions will reach their normal state. (more…)

$161 million in domestic tourism for Holy Week

Tuesday March 22, 2016

The National Chamber of Tourism has estimated that 1.8 million people will travel domestically in Peru during Holy Week.

Every person that participates in domestic tourism during this week is expected to spend an average of $89.60, which will contribute a total of $161 million to the tourism industry.

The Chairman of the National Chamber of Tourism, Jorge Jochamowitz, insists that the booking of tour packages continues to increase day after day, particularly to southern areas in Peru. (more…)

Peru and the UK unite for science

Tuesday March 22, 2016

Starting in July of last year and running to the end of this month, a program was initiated to create and develop science and technology. The session that was held last week in Lima was part of the Science and Innovation Program and was administrated by the UK Embassy, the British Council, and Peru´s Concytec.

With a fund of $600,000, researchers will develop projects that improve the welfare of both Peru and the UK.

Last Wednesday, March 16th, many leaders of both Peru and the United Kingdom were present at a meeting that discussed ties between the two countries. (more…)

Peru is in the running for World Travel Awards!

Monday March 21, 2016

Peru was nominated 37 times At the World Travel Awards (WTA) from 2016 , within the South American Region; Promperu is nominated for South America’s Leading Tourist Board.

The World Travel Awards have been gaining importance since 1993. The WTA is a good way to measure the excellence of the travel and tourism industry. Qualified executives and consumer travel buyers from all over the world can vote online to select a winner.

There has been a huge increase in nominations from 7 in 2015 to 37 in 2016. (more…)

Holy Week in Ayacucho: the biggest religious festival in Peru

Wednesday March 16, 2016

With the anticipation of Holy Week, the Andean city of Ayacucho prepares for its annual celebrations. Huge structures are built, blankets of flowers are arranged, candlelit processions are organized, dances are choreographed, and bulls are prepped.

Ayacucho is rich in history and is perfect for the celebrations of Holy Week. It has 33 churches, which represent each year of Jesus Crist´s life on earth. It boasts cobble-stoned streets, beautiful architecture from colonial times, and a past tainted by the Shining Path era. All of these things come to light during the Holy Week festivities. (more…)

2019 Pan American Games will take place in Lima

Tuesday March 15, 2016

The Peruvian government recently decided that the 2019 Pan American Games will take place in Villa El Salvador, a coastal district just outside of Lima.

The government plans to invest $300 million in the construction of the Games´ headquarters. This will include apartments for participants, medical areas, gyms, parks, and other buildings, and it plans to house a total of 8,500 people from all around the world.

The event will begin on July 26th, 2019 and will continue until August 11th, 2019. It will mark the 18th occurrence of the Pan American Games. (more…)

Peru once again unites with the International Coffee Organization

Tuesday March 15, 2016

All worry can now be put to rest…Peru has officially returned to the International Coffee Organization!

The International Coffee Organization unites exporting and importing countries in overcoming the challenges of coffee sector. 95% of countries who produce coffee and 83% of consuming nations are members of this organization.

The International Coffee Organization recently held is 116th meeting in Ethiopia. It was here that Peruvian Ambassador´s Claudio de la Puente reconfirmed Peru´s participation in the organization. (more…)

Peruvian Government seeks universal access to water

Tuesday March 15, 2016

The United Nations has set goals for sustainable development, the sixth being the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Peru is beginning the process of achieving this water goal. Alberto Rodriguez, Country Director for Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela, asserted that the government of Peru is making arrangements so that the water sector can continue to improve and grow in the coming years.

Peru has been working to complete the 17 sustainable development goals of the United Nations by the year 2030. (more…)

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