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Peruvian restaurants flourish in Brazil

Tuesday September 27, 2016

Peru´s Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry has declared that over 40 Peruvian restaurants are flourishing throughout Brazil.

Most of these establishments are under franchise agreements. The leader of Peru´s Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry, Eduardo Ferreyros, asserted that South America is a powerhouse for food franchises.

The Peruvian restaurants are scattered across Brazil in numerous major and smaller cities. Brazil is a prime location for franchises, as it contains such a large amount of consumers. (more…)

Kuelap: Peru´s up and coming tourist attraction

Thursday September 22, 2016

Kuelap, a pre-Incan archaeological site that is located in the northeastern area of the Peruvian Andes, is said to be an up and coming tourist attraction in Peru.

In fact, some say that it will become one of the major sites that brings tourists to Peru. Located in the Province of Luya, the fortress is a product of the Chachapoyas civilization.

The Chachapoyas civilization prospered between 900 and 1400 AD, and they were conquered by the Incas just before the Spanish arrived to Peru. Their structure now known as Kuelap was the political center of their people. (more…)

Peru´s government plans to double tourism in the next five years

Tuesday September 20, 2016

The National Chamber of Tourism asserts that it plans to double the number of tourists in Peru from 3.5 million to 7 million in the next five years.

PPK and his administration have also declared this to be a goal in the coming years; to increase tourism and therefore promote the economy.

The head of the National Chamber of Tourism, Fredy Gamarra, said, ´´All measure to promote tourist inflow from China, or from other countries, will help reach the State´s goal of doubling tourism by 2021.´´

Peru´s Government will Promote Growth through Tourism

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Peru´s Prime Minister, Fernando Zavala, declared that the new government will rely heavily on tourism to promote growth and build the economy.

Zavala made these statements as he addressed Congress with the intent to build confidence in the new government´s plans. These plans include increasing foreign tourists in Peru to 7 million by 2021, which is double the 3.5 million foreigners that entered Peru last year.

Additionally, the Prime Minister declared to RPP radio station, ´´We want to prioritize tourism, because this is where we can create new sources of growth and new jobs for Peru.´´ (more…)

Peru´s new president aims to double tourism in the next 5 years

Tuesday August 09, 2016

Peru sees around 3.5 million tourists come into the country each year. Though this is an impressive statistic, the new president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, aims to double this number in the next five years.
The new governmental regime plans to implement strategies to increase tourism to Peru, which they claim will increase jobs, promote trade, and better Peru´s economy in general.

PPK says of this plan, ´´We are going to double tourist flow over five years. I believe, and maybe this is a little optimistic, that it must become our goal: doubling tourism, that is going to bring additional revenue worth between US$4 and US$5 billion.´´ (more…)

New Tour in the Colca Valley

Monday August 08, 2016

Arequipa´s Colca Valley is well-known for its amazing beauty and tourist opportunities. There are many attractions in the Colca Valley that are in the process of being promoted and improved for increased tourist activity.

One of these attractions are the Pinchollo geyers, which the State-run Colca Valley Autonomous Authority is working on developing.

These geyers emit a large amount of water vapor, which come from the jets of water that shoot up simultaneously with the Sabancaya Volcano eruptions. (more…)

National Geographic does a special on Peru

Tuesday July 12, 2016

Last Friday, July 8th, the first episode of a series about Peru aired on National Geographic Latin America.

The show plans to broadcast eight episodes in total, the theme being Peru´s up and coming gastronomy and rich culture.

Just a few months ago, National Geographic reached out to the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism to see if it would be possible to do a project on Peru. The head of the department, Magali Silva, was more than thrilled for Peru to have this type of publicity.

Silva discusses this new opportunity with TV Peru (more…)

Tinajani Stone Valley hosts 2016 dance festival

Tuesday July 12, 2016

The Tinajani Stone Valley was named a National Geopark after the urging of the Geological, Mining & Metallurgical Institute. It is located at an altitude of 3,953 meters and is in the Melgar province.

Boasting beautiful nature and a mysterious aura, this Geopark contains sandstones that people come from around the region to see.

This special place hosts two very unique events: the 23rd Autochthonous Dance Contest and the 17th International and National Tinajani 2016 Festival. Hundreds of people gather at both of these events to observe the colorful traditions of Peru. (more…)

Peru is deemed the primary culinary destination of South America for 2016

Tuesday July 05, 2016

Peru has been named the leading culinary destination of South America for 5 years in a row. This honor was awarded for the 5th time by the World Travel Awards, which some consider to be equal to the Oscars in the movie industry.

In addition to being the favorite culinary destination in South America, Peru received awards for Lima as a conference spot and for tourism promotion across Peru.

The Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Magali Silva, asserted that these awards should go to all of Peru, seeing that the culinary and tourism industries encompass a large of part of working Peru. (more…)

Popular website shows you Where to Eat Peruvian food in Washington D.C.

Monday June 27, 2016

A very popular website in the U.S,, designed an interactive map of Washington D.C. “Where to eat Peruvian food around Washington D.C. This map encourages the readers to explore the delicious cuisine of Peru.

The website has more than 11 million visitors each month and has a team of critics, editors and videographers who are specialized in gastronomy in the U.S.

This portal highlights the Peruvian gastronomy by compiling a special list of 10 Peruvian restaurants in D.C. (more…)

Tourists Increase in 2016 in Peru

Tuesday June 21, 2016

Tourists Increase in 2016 in Peru.
The Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Magali Silva, declared that 75,289 more tourists traveled to Peru than last year. Compared to the first quarter of 2015, there has been a 6.7% increase in tourists in 2016.

Furthermore, there were 276,086 visitors to Peru is April alone, which is 5.1% more than April of 2015.
The countries that send the most visitors to Peru are Chile, the United States, Ecuador, Colombia, and Costa Rica. In the first quarter of 2016, Chile sent 383,487 visitors and the United States sent 176,829 visitors. (more…)

Tourism created 1.3 million jobs last year

Tuesday June 21, 2016

Tourism is contributing to the expanding employment opportunities in Peru. In fact, the Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister, Magali Silva, announced that the tourism industry created 1.3 jobs in 2015.

The Tourism Satellite Account, which is a method to measure tourism, has declared that tourism accounts for 3.9% of Peru´s GDP. Tourism GDP totaled $7 billion in 2015. Furthermore, the cumulative growth in the past four years was 23.9%.

Whether it´s a restaurant, a hotel, transportation, or communication systems, everything is affected by tourism. (more…)

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