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APEC Tourism Workshop opens in Cusco against backdrop of endangered sites

APEC Tourism Workshop opens in Cusco against backdrop of endangered sites

Peru’s minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Martín Pérez, opened the 35th Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s Working Group meeting Thursday in Cusco. The meeting is being held in the Sacred Valley, with 85 representatives attending from 21 APEC nations. The APEC forum accounts for 50 percent of the world’s Gross […]

More than 800,000 tourists have visited Peru since January

More than 800,000 tourists – mostly from the U.S., Ecuador, Argentina and Chile – have visited Peru since January, reported the Andean country’s Immigration Ministry on Thursday. According to the Ministry, some 184,00 Americans, 60,000 Ecuadorians, 48,500 Argentineans and 46,600 Chileans have spent time visiting some of Peru’s natural and […]

by · July 23, 2009 · 0 comments · Exploration, Travel/Tourism

Peruvian luxury hotels lower rates by up to 50 percent

As a result of the global financial crisis and in an attempt to stimulate demand throughout months that are usually considered Peru’s “peak tourist season,” the price of numerous luxury hotel rooms and flights has been sharply reduced in the Andean country. “This is an indication that the crisis is […]

by · July 17, 2009 · 0 comments · Business, Exploration, Travel/Tourism

Tourist guides continue protests at Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

Dozens of professional tourist guides organized a peaceful demonstration on Wednesday in the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu – Peru’s top tourist attraction – to protest a congressional bill designed to open up their profession to people who have not been formally trained as guides, reported daily El Comercio. Of […]