Post Tagged with: "Machu Picchu"

Commercial flights to Cusco and train service to Machu Picchu suspended ahead of protests

A 48-hour strike in Cusco has caused authorities to temporarily suspend commercial flights to the city and train services to Machu Picchu, the ancient citadel of the Incas and Peru’s top tourist attraction. The Peruvian Corporation of Airports and Commercial Aviation, Corpac, suspended commercial flights to the city’s Alejandro Velasco […]

by · February 21, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Andean Region, Exploration, Politics, Provinces, Travel/Tourism

Protests over tourism development law could cost Cusco millions daily

Possible protests over the approval of a contentious tourism development law could cost Peru’s tourism capital millions of dollars daily. The president of the Lima Chamber of Commerce, Samuel Gleiser, told Radio Programas radio Cusco will lose 20 million soles, about $6.8 million, a day if regional and municipal authorities […]

by · February 16, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Archaeology, Politics, Provinces, Travel/Tourism

Peru Congress approves modified tourism development law ahead of Cusco protests

Congress approved a controversial tourism development law on Wednesday that will ease private investment adjacent to Peru’s rich archaeological ruins and historic sites. The legislation was opposed by opposition lawmakers and some regional governments, including authorities from Cusco who say they will begin indefinite protests on Friday that would threaten […]