Cultural and Travel News Peru

Peru’s Amazonia & northern beaches promoted in Luxembourg

Thursday January 30, 2020
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The stunning beaches in northern Peru and Amazonia were advertised at Vakanz, the tourism fair in Luxembourg, where 30,000 people attended, and 200 exhibitors participated from all over the world.

PromPeru, the Exports and Tourism Board, promoted tourist attractions in Peru, specifically the Amazonia and the beaches in the north.

Lex Delles, the Minister of Tourism in Luxembourg, also participated at the fair and tasted traditional Peruvian dishes and Pisco, Peru’s national drink.

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Peru’s safe tourism strategy wins award in Spain

Thursday January 30, 2020
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The “Safe Strategy” for visiting Peru wins an award in Spain.

Peru’s “Safe Tourism” national strategy improved by Mincetur (the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism) gained the Travellers Awards in Spain due to its superiority to assuring tourists a safe journey in Peru.

Periodista Digital, the Spanish media outlet granted the prize and handed it to Edgar Vasquez, the foreign Trade and Tourism Minister, who participated in Madrid at FITUR 2020 (more…)

Puno expects 60,000 tourists during Candelaria festivity

Thursday January 30, 2020
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The region of Puno is prepared to celebrate the Virgen de la Candelaria festivity. It is one of the most fascinating celebrations in Peru.

The leading day of the Candelaria Festival is the 2nd of February, but the activities continue until the middle of the month.

In the meanwhile, the festival will feature a lot of dancers and musicians in fancy clothes.

The Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism believes that Puno will receive more than 60.000 visitors who will participate in the Virgen de la Candelaria festivity. (more…)

Peru: 4.4 Million Tourists in 2019

Thursday January 30, 2020
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Peru increased the number of tourists in the year 2019 by %, but still desiring for new markets Canatur (National Chamber of Tourism) announced the limited airport capacity as one of the obstacles for an increase.

Even though it is a small improvement, this 1% boost is powerful compared to the other countries in the region. For example, Chile, Ecuador, Argentina and Brazil suffered a loss in tourists.

Canatur argues that the capacity of the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima holds back a possible increase since four international airlines desire to set up new routes to Peru. (more…)

Forbes: Machu Picchu perfect destination to visit in 2020

Thursday January 30, 2020
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According to Forbes, Machu Picchu is included in the world’s perfect destinations to visit in 2020.

On the 39th anniversary of Machu Picchu the old Inca town keeps attracting more and more tourists, which made it one of the Seven New Wonders in 2007. Forbes, the world-wide known magazine, also included Machu Picchu in their list of the 20 best places to visit in 2020.

The list includes other six Latin American sites as well: Bariloche and Mendoza in Argentina, Atacama and Vira Vira in Chile, as well as Cabo San Lucas and San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. (more…)

New access routes to Peru’s Machu Picchu in 2020

Wednesday January 29, 2020
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New access routes to Machu Picchu available from 2020

In 2020, the work to make Peru’s most renowned destination, Machu Picchu more reachable will begin by constructing new routes. Peru hopes that it will support the development of new tourist attractions as well.

The main path will cross the Amazon passing over the Intihuatana community in San Miguel, Inkarakay, Mandor and Puente Ruinas leading up to the Machu Picchu Town or Aguas Calientes.

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