Cultural and Travel News Peru

Andean products will enter Asia

Thursday June 30, 2016

An agreement has been signed between GB Corp (Peru) and Viss International (China) to facilitate the distribution of Peruvian products in Asia.

This agreement, made at the National Society of Industries facilities, allows for Andean products to enter the Asian market.

Peruvian producers, trained by Sierra Exportadora program, are from the Cusco, Junin, and Piura areas. Their target distribution locations will be Hong Kong, China, and Japan and their target market consists of 3 billion people.

PPK is officially President-Elect of Peru

Thursday June 30, 2016

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was officially named President-Elect of Peru on Tuesday. The ceremony was held in Lima at the Municipal Theater, where PPK received official documentation of his victory in the presidential election.

Numerous government officials and leaders were present at the ceremony. The ceremony included the playing of Peru´s national anthem, a reading of the results of the election by the National Election Board, a presentation of documents to Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, and a speech by the President-Elect himself. (more…)

Peru Celebrates National Ceviche Day

Thursday June 30, 2016

On Wednesday June 28th, Peruvians celebrated ceviche day all across Peru. Being the country´s national dish, it is the favorite of many.

The Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Juan Requejo, announced the statistic that over 70% of people that prepare ceviche in Lima make it with bluefish.

The most common blue and white fish caught in Peru are dolphinfish and hake. Most families prepare ceviche with these options because they are available and affordable. (more…)

Peru will be the film set for the show “Check In”

Thursday June 30, 2016

Peru was chosen as the place to shoot the second season of the popular online show “Check In”. This show is produced by Sixto George, a Puerto Rican producer and by Arnaldo Santiago, a travel blogger.

“Check In” will be broadcasted by the website:, the second most visited news website in the country. This website promotes tourist destinations by showing interaction between cultures in a funny way.

The film crew will stay in Peru from the 22nd until the 31st of July and will film in Lima, Cusco and Puno.

Popular website shows you Where to Eat Peruvian food in Washington D.C.

Monday June 27, 2016

A very popular website in the U.S,, designed an interactive map of Washington D.C. “Where to eat Peruvian food around Washington D.C. This map encourages the readers to explore the delicious cuisine of Peru.

The website has more than 11 million visitors each month and has a team of critics, editors and videographers who are specialized in gastronomy in the U.S.

This portal highlights the Peruvian gastronomy by compiling a special list of 10 Peruvian restaurants in D.C. (more…)

Tourists Increase in 2016 in Peru

Tuesday June 21, 2016

Tourists Increase in 2016 in Peru.
The Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Magali Silva, declared that 75,289 more tourists traveled to Peru than last year. Compared to the first quarter of 2015, there has been a 6.7% increase in tourists in 2016.

Furthermore, there were 276,086 visitors to Peru is April alone, which is 5.1% more than April of 2015.
The countries that send the most visitors to Peru are Chile, the United States, Ecuador, Colombia, and Costa Rica. In the first quarter of 2016, Chile sent 383,487 visitors and the United States sent 176,829 visitors. (more…)

Tourism created 1.3 million jobs last year

Tuesday June 21, 2016

Tourism is contributing to the expanding employment opportunities in Peru. In fact, the Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister, Magali Silva, announced that the tourism industry created 1.3 jobs in 2015.

The Tourism Satellite Account, which is a method to measure tourism, has declared that tourism accounts for 3.9% of Peru´s GDP. Tourism GDP totaled $7 billion in 2015. Furthermore, the cumulative growth in the past four years was 23.9%.

Whether it´s a restaurant, a hotel, transportation, or communication systems, everything is affected by tourism. (more…)

Cusco Readies for Inti Raymi

Tuesday June 21, 2016

Inti Raymi, or Festival of the Sun, will take place this Friday, June 24th in Cusco, Peru. This is a celebration that the Incas observed every year, and the Cusco locals continue in their tradition.

As Cusco was the capital of the Incan Empire, the city held much significance, so this important festival was practiced here. The Inti Raymi festival is very similar to the New Years celebrations that we have at the beginning of January.

The Incas chose to celebrate at this time of the year because it marks the end of the harvest period and the start of the vernal equinox. (more…)

Peru Competes as the World´s Largest Food Supplier

Tuesday June 21, 2016

Over the past few years, Peru´s national farming sector has grown by 3%. The Agriculture and Irrigation Minister Juan Manuel Benites has declared that this makes Peru one of the leading suppliers of the world´s food.

This puts Peru´s farming industry as the second source for the income of foreign currency. Last year, total agricultural exports totaled $5 billion, and this year the total is expected to increase by $1 billion.

Because of the dramatically increasing trend of agricultural exports, officials expect exports to reach $10 billion before 2021. (more…)

Peru Celebrates Father´s Day

Tuesday June 21, 2016

The Zoo in Lima, called Parque de las Leyendas, celebrated father´s day in Peru with a variety of activities for families to enjoy.

The morning activity consisted of a workshop run by the Education Department. Entitled ´´Little Gifts for Dad´´, the workshop aided the children in arts and crafts to present to their fathers. There was also another workshop that focused on ecological themes.

Other events that took place included a dance competition, a goal competition, and a cup-stacking competition. (more…)

Rainbow Mountain wows tourists

Tuesday June 14, 2016

Most tourists come to Cusco with the intention to visit Machu Picchu, but another lesser-known landmark will also make for a great visit: Vinicunca. This is a mountain that has the look of a rainbow with all of its different colors.

The name Vinicunca comes from Quechua and means ´´seven color mountain.´´ The mountain is located close to Cusco and makes for the perfect day trip.

The various colors that can be seen at Rainbow Mountain are naturally made. (more…)

An inside look into Peru´s new president: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

Tuesday June 14, 2016

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was born on October 3, 1938 in Lima, Peru. His father was a German doctor who did missions and research along the coast of Peru.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynzki grew up living among Iquitos, Puno, Cusco, and Lima. The Kuczynski family was not well-off, so all of Pedro Pablo´s education was funded through scholarships. That being said, he managed to attend some impressive schools, including Princeton and Oxford.

He also was very interested in music as a young boy. In Switzerland and England, he took various classes in composition, piano, and flute. (more…)

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