Tourism created 1.3 million jobs last year

Tourism created 1.3 million jobs last year
Tuesday June 21, 2016
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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. The Tourism Satellite Account calculates the effect of tourism on these various sectors, and it found that tourism clearly promotes growth and development.

Even with this dramatic increase, the government has the goal to double the amount of tourists in the next 9 years. By 2025, we will see just how much tourism has affected employment across Peru.

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