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Peru Moves Up 5 places on IMD World Talent Ranking

Tuesday November 27, 2018

Peru Moves Up 5 places on IMD World Talent Ranking

The Institute for Management Development (IMD) has announced that Peru now holds the 52nd position on the most recent World Talent Ranking. This means Peru moved up five places compared to 2017. The overall score increased with more than 5 points between 2017 and 2018 from 39.1 to 44.3.

This points are given according to three different factors. The first one is the ‘Appeal’ factor”: the degree to which countries attract both national and international talents. Then there is the ‘Investment and Development’ aspect (more…)

Ministry of Culture confirms: no increase entrance fee Machu Picchu 2019

Wednesday November 21, 2018

Ministry of Culture confirms: no increase entrance fee Machu Picchu 2019

Various media outlets had announced in July and August that the entry fee to visit Machu Picchu would rise in 2019. This would be due to the rising promotional fees that the Peruvian Tourism Board pays to promote the country and the old Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. However, Peru’s Ministry of Culture has just announced that these rumors are not true and that the entry fee to Machu Picchu remains the same next year.

In an official statement the Ministry of Culture (more…)

Airport Lima will grow to receive 40 million passengers by 2030

Wednesday October 31, 2018

Airport Lima will grow to receive 40 million passengers by 2030

Jorge Chavez International Airport, based in the Peruvian capital Lima, is expected to welcome 40 million tourists by the year 2030. This rapid increase of arrivals at the airport is due to the extensive expansion works, which will be finished next decennium. This has just been announced by the Peruvian Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Rogers Valencia.

However, Valencia stresses that the growth of flights to Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport should be well-structured to be a success. (more…)

Peru gets back ancient mask after years of negotiating

Monday September 17, 2018

Peru gets back ancient mask after years of negotiating

The Sican Mask, an important artifact of the Sican culture, has returned to Peru after nearly 20 years of legal proceedings. The ancient mask had been stolen from Peru in 1999 and had ever since stayed at the international police organization Interpol in Germany.

Peru’s Minister of Culture Patricia Balbuena has received the Sican artifact last September. When she got the mask, she took the time to thank her German colleagues for their invaluable help in the judicial proceedings. (more…)

Almost 3600 tourists visited ancient city of Chan-Chan

Wednesday August 15, 2018

Almost 3600 tourists visited ancient city of Chan-Chan

The ancient city of Chan-Chan, located in La Libertad, a northern city in Peru welcomed 3589 visitors on the first Sunday of August thanks to the Open Museum programme run by Ministry of Culture.

Maria Elena Córdova, heard of La Libertad’s Decentralised Directorate of Culture announced this and that this number is 50% higher that on the first Sunday of July.

Visitors could visit the Nik An walled complex, formerly called Tschudi Palace, Chan-Chan Site Museum, and Huaca Arco Iris. (more…)

Five reasons to visit Peru in July

Wednesday July 11, 2018

Five reasons to visit Peru in July

July is the month when Peru celebrates its independency from the Spanish crown. For this reason, the infamous Peruvian El Comercio newspaper wrote article listing 28 reasons to visit Peru. We chose only four, and we’re sure these will make you want to visit the Inca country.

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    Unesco, organism in charge of identifying and protecting natural and culture sites has chosen twelve places in Peru that everyone should visit: Machu Picchu, city of Cusco, Huascarán National Park, Chan Chan, Manu National Park (more…)

500 Archaeological Pieces delivered to Peruvian Culture Ministry

Monday March 19, 2018

500 Archaeological Pieces delivered to Peruvian Culture Ministry

The Ministry of Culture in Peru received more than 500 archaeological pieces like ceramics, textiles, stones and wood pieces that are part of Peru’s cultural heritage.

These pieces were in private ownership of collectors from Argentina, Mexico, the US and the UK. Some of the archaeological pieces were also found on the black market. The Foreign Affairs Ministry of Peru delivered the pieces early March.

Former owners of the pieces were Peruvian cultures like the Lambayeque, Sipan, Sican, Chimu (more…)

Oldest Mural in America in Northern Peru to be Restored

Tuesday December 05, 2017

Oldest Mural in America in Northern Peru to be Restored

The oldest mural in America, at about 4,000 years old, was damaged three weeks ago on Sunday, November 12 by a fire, but authorities say about 85% of it can be repaired back to its original state.

The specialists, in conjunction with the Ministry of Culture of Peru, have covered the paint to protect it from further damage after discovering that the mural did not completely lose its color thanks to the conservation work that had been done before the fire. (more…)

Museo Larco Peru Considered one of Top 25 Museums in World

Wednesday October 11, 2017

TripAdvisor, a very popular website offering all types of different advice to people traveling the world, published its list of the 25 best museums in the world over the past year with this year´s list featuring the Larco Museum in Lima, Peru. According to the site, 96% of visitors rated the museum as “excellent” or “very good”.

Officially ranked 22nd on the list, the distinction marks the first time that a Peruvian museum has been part of the prestigious list. While Machu Picchu always has made TripAdvisor´s list of the top ten tourist attractions around the world (more…)

Series about Peruvian Culture to Debut in US

Tuesday September 12, 2017

Great Big Story (GBS), the well-known CNN content web platform series of the United States, has developed and produced four great stories from Peru. The first of these stories will highlight the work that is involved in the construction of the original Q’eswachaka Inca bridge, while upcoming shows will detail the great diversity of Peruvian potatoes, the richness of Peruvian fauna and the quality of Peruvian pisco.

A co-production between Marca Perú and Great Big Story, the objective of the series is to strengthen the image of Peru in the USA and around the world. (more…)

Peru Receives Best Culinary Destination Award for the 4th consecutive year

Saturday December 19, 2015

For the fourth consecutive year, Peru was named “best culinary destination in the world” by the World Travel Awards. Known as the “Oscar of Tourism,” each year these awards highlight the best in the travel industry in the world.

The organizers stressed that Peru has been recognized in the Latin American region and the world as a gastronomic reference, to the extent that there is a large tourism segment that is dedicated primarily to discovering and enjoying Peruvian cuisine.

Amazing! Watch Machu Picchu now on Google Street View!

Thursday December 10, 2015

Machu Picchu Inca citadel can now be explored from diverse angles thanks to Google Street View! Google Street View service serves as a tool designed for people to become interested in Peru’s diverse destination options and allow them to get to know our millenary culture thoroughly, Google Peru General Manager Gianfranco Polastri affirmed.

He describes the ability to capture the essence of the ancient site in just a click as a “magic” experience. “Touring around this world’s wonder, thanks to Street View, means opening a new door for people, so they’ll learn more about our culture” (more…)

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