Tacna is a Favored Peruvian Destination of Chilean Tourists
Tacna, a Peruvian city that represents the country’s patriotism, is a favored destination of Chileans, according to the Spanish BBC website.
The city of Tacna in Southern Peru depends on the tourism sector and is mainly visited by tourists from Chile. Tourists are attracted because of Tacna’s health services, shopping, and food. Compared to the number of visitors ten years ago, the number of Chileans coming to Peru has doubled.
Three main reasons why Chileans travel to Peru are the tourist services the country offers, the advantageous exchange rate and lower costs due to the free trade zone. Chileans spend around US$80 during their stay. This brings about monthly revenue of US$20 million.
In 2016, 1.6 million Chileans visited Peru. Peru receives between 5,000 and 8,000 Chilean tourists every week and about 25,000 tourists on the weekends. In contrast to that, only 900,000 Peruvians traveled to Chile in 2016.