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Cusco expects to welcome 3 million tourists in 2018

Wednesday September 05, 2018

Cusco expects to welcome 3 million tourists in 2018

The region of Cusco expects to have welcomed over 3 million tourists by the end of this year. This is the result after a calculation by the Cuscuenian Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism, or in short: Dircetur. This includes both national and international tourists.

Cusco has already welcomed nearly 2 million visitors between January and July 2018. This is an increase of approximately 10%; the head of the Director couldn’t be more proud. Both the Peruvian ministry of tourism (more…)

Peru competes at World Travel Awards 2018 in 21 categories

Wednesday June 06, 2018

Peru competes at World Travel Awards 2018 in 21 categories

The Andean country Peru is competing in 21 different categories at the World Travel Awards 2018. This prize recognizes, celebrates, and a rewards excellence in all areas of the tourism industry.

Peru is a strong contestant since it has been named already several times best country to visit in South America for its cultural, gastronomical, and natural characteristics than attract more and more visitors from all around the world.

Director of Tourism of the Commission for the Promotion (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…)

Peru Sees increase in Foreign Visitors last December

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Peru saw an increase in foreign visitors in December 2016. In total, 404,000 visitors arrived to Peru´s capital city of Lima via the Jorge Chavez International Airport in December.

Therefore, there was a 13% increase in visitors from last December. The most visitors arrived from the United States and other parts of South America. However, many arrivals also came from Spain as well.

December was also a busy month for Peruvians to travel. According to the National Institute of Statistics and Information (INEI) (more…)

Peru Wins Award at Tourism Competition in Spain

Tuesday January 24, 2017

Peru recently won an award in tourism at a tourism competition in Spain. This fair was the 22nd Best Active Tourism Product Competition.

The competition was put on by the International Tourism Trade Fair, intended to promote tourism across the globe and expand upon the existing products in the industry.

The publication called ´´Peru, Mucho Gusto´´ won the award for Food&Wine Tourism. The award was given by a panel of people in various facets of tourism, whether that be magazines, social media, or otherwise. (more…)

US to Invest in Choquequirao

Tuesday January 17, 2017

This year, the United States plans to invest $2.67 million in Choquequirao. They want to put this money towards research at the archaeological site.

Specifically, the research will consist of additional excavation and stewardship of site. One of the leaders of the project, Vidal Pino, asserted the importance of this stewardship.

He states, “As for maintenance, conservation, and updating of the Choquequirao Archaeological Park Master Plan, some $891,000 is being invested over the 2015-2017 period.”

Mancora: Dream or Nightmare?

Wednesday January 11, 2017

Is Mancora a dream or a nightmare? Tourists and locals are asking themselves this while experiencing Peru’s city along the North coast. On one hand, it is a fun town, populated with lots of surfers, but on the other hand, the lazy authorities avoid abiding by the laws.

In addition, the beaches are packed with parties, pets, ATVs and informal vendors, but also have many restaurants, bars and clubs in order to entertain many tourists. There is a lack of development and infrastructure in this region, and tourists apparently disobey the laws and trash the beaches. (more…)

Machu Picchu Bridge is completed

Tuesday January 03, 2017

The Machu Picchu Bridge has been completed since December 30th 2016. Before that, tourists and locals had to take the pedestrian bridge parallel to the construction in order to change busses to Machu Picchu or hike up to the site. The bridge is located between the archaeological Park of Machu Picchu and Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes).

Also, the reason of reconstructing the bridge was the risk of collapse of the 51-meter long bridge that can hold up to 42.75 tons of weight.

Thankfully, the reconstruction of this bridge enables the busses of Consettur (more…)

Foreign visitors in Peru reach up to 3.8 million in 2016

Tuesday January 03, 2017

Foreign visitors in Peru reached up to 3.8 million in 2016, which was confirmed by the Foreign Trade and Tourism department, increasing by 7.8% from the year before.

This statistic counts for visitors who stay for at least one night in Peru.

Moreover, the FTAT department wants to double these numbers in the next years.

They aim to achieve this goal by improving infrastructure and making a second runway at the airport of Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, starting January 2017. (more…)

Lima: the most underrated South-American capital

Thursday December 22, 2016

BBC Travel considers Lima the most underrated capital when it comes to tourism in South America.

Travelers tend to overlook Lima because the main focus of tourism in Peru is on Cusco and Machu Picchu.

People who spend their summer vacations in Peru are more attracted to the former Incan capital in the Andes, as the fog tends to settle during this time in Lima.

The focus of BBC is on the bohemian district of Barranco in Lima, as the colonial houses (more…)

Peru Named #1 Culinary Spot for 5th Consecutive Year

Wednesday December 07, 2016

At this year´s World Travel Awards, Peru was named the #1 culinary spot for the 5th consecutive year!

Every year, the World Travel Awards are held to recognize the top destinations throughout the world.

Peru now holds the great prestige of being honored for its gastronomy for so many years in a row. The Peruvian Commission for the Promotion of Export and Tourism asserted that this honor is due to a team effort in Peru.

Furthermore, Peru was named the top Culinary Destination in South America (more…)

A Fantastic Food Festival in Tumbes, Peru

Tuesday November 08, 2016

A fantastic food festival recently took place in Tumbes, Peru, where thousands of locals and tourists gathered to partake of countless typical Peruvian dishes.

This was the 12th event of the food festival called ´´Peru, Mucho Gusto,´´ and was held in Tumbes, Peru for the second time. The festival began on November 4th and lasted until November 6th.

The event was originally founded in 2006 by the Peruvian government in order to promote gastronomy and tourism in Peru. Specifically, Peru wants to increase tourism and collaboration with its neighbor Ecuador. (more…)

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