Peru’s foreign trade and tourism manager stated that 54% of all the foreign tourist who visit Peru come from member countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
Because of this high percentage of visitors coming from APEC countries, the economies of the member countries are relevant to the tourism sector in Peru. The arrival of international tourists is a main market for tourism sector.
3,500,000 foreign tourists visited Peru in 2015, 1,890,000 of these tourists came from APEC member countries.
The member countries of the APEC are: Australia, Brunei, Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taipei, Thailand, U.S. and Vietnam.
Peru will host the next meeting for the APEC leaders in November 2016.