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Record Number of Visitors to Peru in First Quarter

More than 860,000 people visited Peru in the first quarter of 2015, an 8.3 percent increase over 2014, according to the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Magali Silva. Silva attributes the increase to an intense and continued promotional program through Promperu and the commercial offices in different cities. This […]

Peru to Receive 2.8 Million Tourists in 2012 – Minister

Peru to Receive 2.8 Million Tourists in 2012 – Minister

Peru expects to reach its goal of receiving 2.8 million tourists this year, Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Jose Luis Silva said. Silva said that in the first nine months of 2012, 2.1 million visitors have arrived in Peru, putting the country on track to reach its target of 2.8 […]

Humala Says Mining Conflicts Affecting Tourism

Humala Says Mining Conflicts Affecting Tourism

President Ollanta Humala said Monday that tourism in Peru is starting to be affected by social conflicts in the mining sector, while reiterating the need for dialogue to resolve the disputes. Business groups in the northern region of Cajamarca have said recently that ongoing protests against Newmont Mining’s Minas Conga […]

Cusco tourism office proposes alternative trail to Machu Picchu

An alternative hiking trail to Machu Picchu is being proposed by the head of Cusco’s Regional Office for Foreign Trade and Tourism, Víctor Hugo Pérez, to allow tourists access to the sacred Inca citadel earlier than expected. Pérez said that if the Piso de Valle trail is approved by the Machu Picchu […]