Cultural and Travel News Peru

Peru Projected as Quickest Growing Economy South America

Wednesday April 26, 2017

The World Bank projected Peru as the quickest growing economy in South America in a recent study. The study, released on April 18th, predicted that Peru´s GDP will experience a 3.7% growth in the year 2017.

While this number is strong, Peru was originally predicted to a growth of 4.3% and 4.2% over the next two years. However, this number was lowered due to the unexpected floods that recently devastated the country´s northern coast.

Compared to its other South American counterparts (more…)

Bookstores Miraflores Celebrate International Book Day Lima

Wednesday April 26, 2017

Bookstores across the Lima neighborhood of Miraflores celebrated International Book Day.

25 bookstores across Miraflores, including Municipal Library of Miraflores joined forces to host the ¨Noche de Librerias¨, or Bookstores´ Night, on the day before International Book Day on April 22nd.

The Noche de Librerias offered customers special discounts in order to encourage reading and promote local bookstores to the public. For example, readers were able to find books that only cost S/5 and discounts of more than half off at any of the bookstores. (more…)

Peru to Organize International Symposium on Cocoa Research

Wednesday April 26, 2017

Peru will organize the first ever International Symposium on Cocoa Research. The official sponsor of this event will be the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO).

According to members of the ICCO, Peru is the perfect country in which to host such an event, stating, “Peru has one of the highest diversities of cocoa germplasm in the world and boasts of cocoa-related archaeological centers that attract tourists from
all over the world.¨

Furthermore, Peru is one of the biggest producers of cocoa in the world. (more…)

37 Peruvian Businesses to Attend Seafood Expo Global

Wednesday April 26, 2017

37 Peruvian businesses will attend this year´s Seafood Expo Global, an annual international seafood trading fair. This trade fair is the largest seafood trade fair in the world, hosting more than 26,000 professionals in the seafood industry from over 140 countries.

This event will be an important moment to showcase Peruvian seafood products to the world. Right now, Peru´s most popular seafood exports are shrimp, scallops, squid, and anchovies.

The hope is that the exposure of the products of the different Peruvian businesses (more…)

Peru’s Latest Cable-cars Carried More than 5000 Visitors In First Month

Monday April 24, 2017

Approximately 5400 tourists rode the brand new cable-car system of Peru to the Kuelap Fortress in the northern part of the country. The system started operating on March 3rd.

Peruvian nationals, as well as international tourists, make use of the service, which lasts a total of 20 minutes. The ride passes through stunning landscapes, ravines, and valleys before arriving at the site of the Kuelap Fortress. The speed of the cable-cars is approximately six meters per second.

Visitors are required to purchase tickets at the boarding station of Tingo Nuevo. (more…)

Event Showcases Peruvian Exports

Wednesday April 12, 2017

An event was held in Lima last week to showcase Peruvian exports. The event, put on by Peru Moda and Peru Gift Show, showcased export supply in shoes, clothing, and accessories.

Attending the event were more than 250 exporters and 350 buyers from all around the world. North America was heavily represented, followed by South America, with a few participants also from Europe and Asia.

The event´s activities included a forum on the challenges the Peruvian fashion industry faces (more…)

Skateboarding Sparks Passion in Peru´s Younger Generation

Wednesday April 12, 2017

An organization focused on improving the lives of lower-income areas in Peru is sparking passion in Peru´s younger generation through the sport of skateboarding.

The organization is called the Concrete Jungle Foundation and is run by Clemet Taquet and Harry Gerrad, two European expats.

The founders met while doing volunteer work in Peru in the surf town of Huanchaco. They instantly bonded over their shared interest of skateboarding.

Fast Recovery Expected for Asparagus Crops in Northern Peru

Wednesday April 12, 2017

A fast recovery is expected for the asparagus crops in northern Peru. The recent floods that devastated this part of the country have also done a lot of damage to the region´s crops, including asparagus.

The asparagus crop is very important crop for the Peruvian market, especially as an export. Robert Schueller of the American company World Variety Produce reports that his company gets most of their best asparagus from northern Peru.

Despite the conditions, the demand for Peruvian asparagus is still high. (more…)

Latin American Company Assists Flood Victims Peru

Wednesday April 12, 2017

A Latin American company specializing in food distribution is working to help flood victims in Peru. The company, called One Bananas, provides organic bananas to families all around South America.

Now, they are focusing their efforts on flood relief in northern Peru.

Therefore, One Bananas is sending donations of bananas en masse to refugee centers all around the North of Peru. Thus far, One Bananas has provided food to around 700 families.

One Bananas is doing all of this in spite of the fact (more…)

Lima Airport Launches Bus Service to Miraflores

Tuesday April 11, 2017

At the beginning of this month, the Lima airport launched a bus service that runs between the airport and the Miraflores neighborhood.

The service, dubbed the Lima Airport Express, is expected to service more than 40, 000 people, as 8 buses will each service 39 passengers.

Futhermore, this service will be more cost effective and efficient for airport travelers. For the month of April, the bus will cost $6 for children and $8 for adults, although the rates are subject to change. (more…)

Lima Hosts Ecological Music Festival

Tuesday April 11, 2017

Earlier this month, Lima hosted Selvámonos, an ecologically focused musical festival.

The festival not only hosted a wide variety of musical acts, but also many workshops, talks, and art pieces centered principally on sustainability and jungle conservation.

For example, different art exhibits from Decartón and Aquitectos Medihabitat were featured that displayed unique sculptures created from recycled materials.

Besides these activities, dancers also performed traditional Amazon dances (more…)

Low-Cost Airline to Begin Operations in Peru

Tuesday April 11, 2017

Low-cost airline, Viva Air Peru, is set to begin in operations in Peru on May 9th. Viva Air will be the country´s first airline that caters to budget travelers.

The airline will initially begin operations in the cities of Lima, Tarapoto, Piura, Iquitos, Chiclayo, and Trujillo, using Airbus A320 planes and flying 11 different domestic routes.

Most importantly, the cost of a ticket will only be S/60.

Viva Peru´s CEO Jose Castellano is looking forward to the access his airline will bring to people (more…)

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