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Lima city tour: Huaca Pucllana, an archaeological precinct; Lima Downtown: mayor square, Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, El Olivar en San isidro, Larco Mar en Miraflores - Cusco city tour and visit a: mayor square, the Cathedral, Koricancha; 4 local archeological sites: Sacsayhuamán, Quenco, Puca Pucara y Tambomachay - Machu Picchu excursion Guide tour to the lost city of the inkas. Vistadome train service ...(View Details)
• Peru Travel, Cultural Peru 6 Days 5 Nights
Lima city tour: Huaca Pucllana, an archaeological precinct; Lima Downtown: mayor square, Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, El Olivar en San isidro, Larco Mar en Miraflores - Cusco city tour and visit a: mayor square, the Cathedral, Koricancha; 4 local archeological sites: Sacsayhuamán, Quenco, Puca Pucara y Tambomachay; Sacred Valley: village and Indian market of Pisac, Ollantaytambo fortress and Chinchero Market - Machu Picchu excursión, Guide tour to the lost city of the inkas. Vistadome train service ...(View Details)
• Peru Travel, Lima Cusco and Machu Picchu 7 Days 6 nights
Lima city tour: Huaca Pucllana, an archaeological precinct; Lima Downtown: mayor square, Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, El Olivar en San isidro, Larco Mar en Miraflores - Cusco city tour and visit a: mayor square, the Cathedral, Koricancha; 4 local archeological sites: Sacsayhuamán, Quenco, Puca Pucara y Tambomachay; Sacred Valley: village and Indian market of Pisac, Ollantaytambo fortress and Chinchero Market - Cusco, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu 2days/1night, Guide tour to the lost city of the inkas. Vistadome train service, overnight in Aguas Calientes
• Peru Travel, The north and south of Peru 16 Days 15 nights
Lima City Tour, Arequipa City Tour, Colca Canyon, Puno, Titicca lake, Los Uros and Taquile Islands, Cusco City tour (Sacsayhuaman, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, Koricancha), Sacred Valley village and Indian market of Pisac, Ollantaytambo fortress and Chinchero Market, Machu Picchu, Chiclayo, Lord of Sipan, Trujillo (city tour) Chan Chan ...(View Details)
• Peru Travel, Archeological Peru 8 Days 7 nights
Lima - Pachacamac ancient Pre-Columbian ruins - Flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines - Cusco city tour and visit a: mayor square, the Cathedral, Koricancha; 4 local archeological sites: Sacsayhuamán, Quenco, Puca Pucara y Tambomachay - Sacred Valley: village and Indian market of Pisac, Ollantaytambo fortress and Chinchero Market - Machu Picchu excursión, Guide tour to the lost city of the inkas. Vistadome train service ...(View Details)
• Peru Travel, Peru Short Adventure 9 Days 8 nights
Lima - Cusco city tour and visit a: mayor square, the Cathedral, Koricancha; 4 local archeological sites: Sacsayhuamán, Quenco, Puca Pucara y Tambomachay - Sacred Valley village and Indian market of Pisac, Ollantaytambo fortress and Chinchero Market - Machu Picchu excursion, Inka trail 2/1 our hike from km 104, visit to Wiñayhuayna, Overnight in Aguas Calientes,Guide tour to the lost city of the inkas - Cusco, Horse Back Riding half day (Sacsayhuaman, Q´enko, Puca Pucara, and temple of Tambomachay) - Puerto Maldonado 3/2, Transfer and overnight to Wasai Lodge; Tambopata River And Macaws Travel up the Tambopata River for an hour, Observation of nature in Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, Observation of Macaws, Night excursion to search for caimans
• Peru Travel, Machu Picchu and The Titicaca Lake 9 Days 8 nights
Lima - Cusco city tour and visit a: mayor square, the Cathedral, Koricancha; 4 local archeological sites: Sacsayhuamán, Quenco, Puca Pucara - Sacred Valley, village and Indian market of Pisac, Ollantaytambo fortress and Chinchero Market - Machu Picchu excursión, Guide tour to the lost city of the inkas. Vistadome train service - Puno: visit the floating islands of Uros, Taquile island; Titicaca Sun Island full day.- Puno, Copacabana, Sun Island, Inti Wata Complex, Copacabana, Puno ...(View Details)
• Peru Travel, Discovering Peru 25 Days 24 nights
Lima city tour, Lima Downtown - Chiclayo, visit to Huaca Rajada, the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum - Trujillo, travel by private car or bus, visit the Temples of the Sun and Moon, Trujillo city tour, royal palace complex of Chan Chan, visit to Huanchaco beach - Lima - Paracas - Nazca, excursion to the Ballestas islands, Transfer to Nazca by private transportation( 3 hours), Nazca Lines Overflight for half an hour visit to the Chauchilla cemetery - Arequipa city tour, Colca Canyon excursion, overnight in Colca Valley, Condor Cross - Cusco, city tour and visit a 4 local archeological sites - Sacred Valley - Machupicchu excursión , Guide tour to the lost city of the inkas, Overnight in Aguas Calientes - Cusco - Puno, visit the floating islands of Uros, Visit to Taquile island, Titicaca Sun Island full day -Lima - Iquitos, Explorama Lodge, Canopy Walkway - Lima ...(View Details)
• Peru Travel, Incas Empire 14 Days 13 nights
Lima - Arequipa City Tour, private service, Colca Canyon 2d/1n, Condor Cross - Arequipa - Cusco, city tour - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu excursión, Guide tour to the lost city of the inkas. Vistadome train service - Cusco - Puno, Uros and Taquile ...(View Details)
• Peru Travel, Peru adventure Extensive 15 Days 14 nights
Lima - Puerto Maldonado 3/2 Transfer to Lodge, Tambopata River, Observation of Macaws, Night excursion to search for caimans - Cusco, city tour and visit a: Mayor Square, the Cathedral, Koricancha, 4 local archeological sites: Sacsayhuamán, Quenco, Puca Pucara y Tambomachay. Sacred Valley, Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 4Days 3nights Cusco - Puno, visit the floating islands of Uros, Visit to Taquile island - Lima
• Peru Travel, Lima Canopy Walkway and Machupicchu 8 Days 7 nights
Lima city tour, Lima Downtown: mayor square, Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, El Olivar en San isidro, Larco Mar en Miraflores - Iquitos, the Explorama dock, Fifty mile journey down the Amazon River to Yanamonohike along the "Lake Trail" through lowland rainforest (in boat during the high season), Morning walk along the "Bushmaster Trail", boat trip along the Amazon in search of either of the two species of freshwater dolphin, Morning walk along a local river trail with stops along the way, visit the "ribereños" - Lima - Cusco, city tour - Machu Picchu excursion/fullday, Guide tour to the lost city of the inkas in Vistadome ...(View Details)
• Peru Travel, Lima and the Incas land 9 Days 8 nights
Lima - Cusco, city tour and visit a: mayor square, the Cathedral, Koricancha 4 local archeological sites: Sacsayhuamán, Quenco, Puca Pucara y Tambomachay, Sacred Valley - Inca Trail To Machupicchu - 4Days 3nights travel by bus to the Km 82 (sacred valley), hike to Llulluchapampa camp at Huayllabamba, Warmiwañusca (4,200 m. alt.), camp along the river Pacamayo at the bottom of the pass, Hike towards Runku Rakay (3,800 masl.), hrough a dense cloud forest to Wiña Wayna passing many Inca ruins on the way, Overnight in Wiñayhuayna, rise very early so that we may watch the sunrise from Inti Punku, Guided tour in “The lost City of the inkas”, Overnight at the hotel in Aguas Calientes - Lima
• Peru Travel, Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and Galapagos Islands 15 Days 14 Nights
Lima city tour, Lima Downtown: mayor square, Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, El Olivar en San isidro, Larco Mar en Miraflores - Lima - Cusco, city tour and visit a: mayor square, the Cathedral, Koricancha 4 local archeological sites: Sacsayhuamán, Quenco, Puca Pucara y Tambomachay, Sacred Valley Pisac, Ollantaytambo y Chicheros, Machu Picchu 2 days 1 night by train - Lima to Quito, Departure from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra, Galapagos islands, Santa Cruz, Española, Floreana, North Seymour, Rabida, Fernandina, Bartolome, Charles Darwin Research Station
•Peru Travel, Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and Easter Island 12 Days 11 Nights
Lima city tour, Lima Downtown: mayor square, Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, El Olivar en San isidro, Larco Mar en Miraflores - Lima - Cusco, city tour and visit a: mayor square, the Cathedral, Koricancha 4 local archeological sites: Sacsayhuamán, Quenco, Puca Pucara y Tambomachay, Sacred Valley Pisac, Ollantaytambo y Chicheros, Machu Picchu 2 days 1 night by train - Lima to Santiago de Chile, Santiago to Easter Island (Rapa Nui) ...(View Details)
With an area of 1,285,215 square km, Peru is the third-largest country in South America after Brazil and Argentina, ranking it amongst the world's 20 largest nations.
Peru also holds sway over the sea up to 200 miles from the Peruvian coast and has territorial rights to an area of 60 million hectares in the Antarctic. Peru is divided into 24 departments. Lima is the capital of Peru.
Peru is a nation of mixed ethnic origins. Throughout its history, Peru has been the meeting ground for different nations and cultures. The indigenous population was joined 500 years ago by the Spaniards.
As a result of this encounter, and later enriched by the migration of African blacks, Asians and Europeans, Peruvian man emerged as the representative of a nation whose rich ethnic mix is one of its leading characteristics.
- Spanish: 80,3%
- Quechua: 16,2%
- Other languages: 3,0%
- Foreign languages: 0,2%
The official currency in Peru is the Nuevo Sol (S/.), which is divided into 100 centimos. The currency includes coins for 5, 10, 20 and 50 centimos and 1, 2 and 5 sol coins. There are bills in the denomination of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Nuevos Soles.
Peru is a democratic republic. The president and members of Congress are elected every five years by universal suffrage. The current constitutional president of Peru is Alan Garcia Pérez (2006-2011).
Roman Catholic: 89,03%
Other religions: 2,56%
Any Religion: 1.65%
Peru is divided into three regions: the coast, the highlands and the jungle.
Although this simple division is a fair portrait of Peru's geography, the reality is much richer and far more complex: in Peru, nature appears to have taken on particular characteristics which have turned its mountains, plains, jungles and valleys into unique habitats.
An extraordinary variety of eco-systems shelters a wide diversity of animals and plants.
FACTS ABOUT PERU
Peru: a privileged destination
Heir to ancient cultures and a rich colonial tradition, Perú is a magical spot which involves one of the richest biodiversities of Earth, and is a melting pot of different cultures who together are forging the promise of a better future.
Important hotel infrastructure
Important hotel infrastructure.
- 7.646 lodgings offering 131.624 rooms and 229.886 beds
- 26 five-star hotels, 26 four-star hotels, 487 three-star hotels
- 927 two star-hotels, 411 one star-hotels and 42 logdes.
Accessibility by air and land
- 14 airports equipped to receive commercial flights and 10 ready for international flights: Lima, Arequipa, Chiclayo, Pisco, Pucallpa, Iquitos, Cusco, Trujillo, Tacna and Juliaca.
- 17 airlines operating international flights
- 7 airline companies offering domestic flights
- More than 78,000 kilometers of highways, 8,084.26 of which are asphalted
Ten thousand years of history are lived through 180 museums and historical places. While Peru inevitably evokes images of Machu Picchu and the Inca empire, the country is also riddled with archaeological sites which are a legacy of even more ancient times, when great civilizations bequeathed a legacy of their art, customs and rituals, their wisdom and skills.
Nature and Landscapes
- As home to 84 of the 104 life zones that exist on our plant makes Peru a privileged destination for nature lovers.
- Close to 20% of the worlds birds and 10% of the world's reptiles live here.
- Peru has converted 13% of its territory into Protected Natural Areas.
Festivities and Traditions
Peru is a country that sings and dances in joy and sadness with color and a great deal of paraphernalia. Peruvians celebrate some 3,000 festivals all over the country.
Over 40,000 restaurants across the country reflect the diversity of a nation that has mixed its native traditions with the cuisines of Europe, Arabia, China, Africa and Japan. The result: unique flavours that make Peruvian cuisine one of the best and most varied in the world.
Recipes such as cebiche (raw fish marinated in lemon juice), pachamanca (meat and vegetables cooked underground), chupe de camarones (shrimp soup), ají de gallina (spicy chicken) and juanes (cornmash pastries) are just a few of the mouth-watering dishes served up in Peru.
Peru was gifted with lands and seas of divine abundance and we, the Peruvians, for centuries now, have given thanks for this gift by cooking, eating, and creating just as the gods do.
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While Peru inevitably evokes images of Machu Picchu and the Inca empire, the country is also riddled with archaeological sites which are a legacy of even more ancient times, when great civilizations bequeathed a legacy of their art, customs and rituals, their wisdom and skills.
The Inca empire was a recent arrival during the process of cultural development in the Andes during the pre-Hispanic era, and the history of the Incas barely accounts for a century within the 20,000 years of human occupation of Peruvian territory.
Much earlier than the Incas and while civilizations like the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Indian, and Chinese (3000 and 2000 B.C.) flourished, the city of Caral, located north of the city of Lima-Peru, was built; this was the first American expression of a Pre-Ceramic urban settlement with monumental architecture in an area greater than 10 hectares. Later, in the northern highlands, the Chavin (800 – 200 B.C.) achieved significant advances in architecture, engineering, and agriculture.
The Chavín civilization (1500-400 BC) achieved considerable prowess in architecture, engineering and agriculture in the northern highlands. Along the north coast, the Moche civilization (200 BC-700 AD) is famous for its realistic pottery (portraits carved into pots and gourds) and its pyramid-shaped temples. The same area was later controlled by the Chimú kingdom (900-1450 AD), who built Chan Chan, an immense mud-brick citadel featuring 12-meter-high walls and superb architectural work.
To the south, the Nazca people (200 BC-900 AD) etched an impressive series of figures etched into the desert floor known as the Nazca Lines, while graves belonging to the Paracas culture (800 BC-600 AD) have unearthed superb weavings which point to the magical and religious vision that governed the lives of this ancient civilization.
Centuries later, the Incas (1300-1500 AD) were to make Cusco the center of their empire, building major constructions such as Sacsayhuaman, Pisac and Koricancha. It is here that myth and history merge, where the Inca roads, the towns, people and traditions are a living example of the Andean spirit, sacred and monumental.
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Spain pledged support to lift Schengen visa for Peruvians
Lima, Dec. 11 (ANDINA). The Spanish government has ratified its strong support to lifting Schengen visa requirements for all citizens from Peru, it was reported Wednesday.
Spanish Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister,
José García-Margallo. Photo: ANDINA/Difusión
The announcement was made by Spain's Foreign Minister, Jose García-Margallo, after a meeting in Madrid with his Peruvian counterpart, Eda Rivas Franchini.
Garcia-Magallo considered appropriate the call of the Ollanta Humala's administration to waive the entry visa requirement in Schengen countries, taking into account Peru has proved to be a loyal and reliable partner whose trade and aid policies with the European Union (EU) can be further deepened.
Moreover, Spain's top government official noted that the provisional application of the Trade Agreement between the Andean nation and the European Union (EU) has marked a clear turning point in Peru's relationship with the region.
Peru emerges as one of the growth-leading economies in the world
Lima, Dec. 10 (ANDINA). Peru remains as of the most economically open and dynamic countries in the world, said the Spanish Confederation of Employer's Organizations (CEOE), while highlighting the two nations' long-standing business relationship.
President of the Spanish Confederation of Employer's
Organizations (CEOE), Jesus Banegas.
Attending the First Ibero-American Forum on Cities, which kicked off Monday in Lima at the Grand National Theater, CEOE's President, Jesus Banegas, stressed the Andean country has successfully integrated into the globalized economic world and it is moving in the right direction.
"Peru is going through an extraordinary cycle of economic progress which can be enhanced through the efficient management of their public actors in order to attract more investments," he said.
In this regard, the businessman commended the initiative of the local authorities to improve Lima's infrastructure to meet the needs of the citizens by developing the city transportation, energy supply, water treatment and urban planning
The event aims at proving and sharing technological and management solutions for urban spaces in Ibero-American cities as well as exploring possibilities of joint investment in infrastructure projects.
The forum brings together representatives of Spanish companies skilled in planning, transport and communications who are keen on improving urban infrastructure and basic services in Lima.
Puno's event set to promote care of Lake Titicaca
Lima, Dec. 10 (ANDINA). Peru's Environment Ministry (Minam) has announced the organization of the FestiPuno fair with the aim of raising awareness among the local population on the importance of the recovery of Lake Titicaca.
Lake Titicaca. Photo: ANDINA/Difusión.
The fair will take place on Thursday, December 12, 2013, from 9:00 am to 16:00 pm at the mayor square of the lakeside town.
The Peruvian ministry noted that the event will report on the activities generating negative impacts on Lake Titicaca such as domestic waste water, illegal mining, and the use of pesticides, among others.
Likewise, the festival will showcase practical examples about what citizens can do to have a cleaner environment and a healthy lake through water, air, biodiversity care and a proper management of the solid waste.
This annual fair is organized by the Multisectoral Commission for the Prevention and Environmental Rehabilitation of the Lake Titicaca and its Tributaries (Commission Lake Titicaca)
The Commission has brought together more than 20 organizations which are seeking short, medium and long-term specific solutions to prevent contamination of the largest freshwater lake in South-America.
Sunday was a spectacular day for the teams participating in the Birding Rally Challenge’s third edition. On the 4th day of competition, all birders woke up before dawn to bird across the Machu Picchu Sanctuary where all claimed themselves exhausted, but very motivated.
The Andean cock-of-the-rock
For being a different ecosystem, the cloud forests of Machu Picchu (7970 feets above sea level) offered to all teams new species for their checklists, many of them endemics. Now the top three teams are with a frame of only three species.
Currently leading the race with 441 species, Field Guides (US) hopped off the bus before the entrance to Machu Picchu and walked to the citadel, birding all the way up to the famous Intipunku (meaning ‘Sun Gate’ in Quechua language).
After lunch, they were ready to bird throughout the railroad and the hotel’s surroundings, not bothered by the rain that infuriated the Urumbama river by the afternoon. According to team member Jesse Fagan, today’s highlights were the endemic ‘Inca Wren’ and an extremely hard find: the ‘Trilling Tapaculo’.
After spending the whole morning at the Inca ruins, United Kingdom's Sunbird walked their way back to the surroundings of Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel. These proved to be an excellent spot for birding, where the ‘Orange-breaster Falcon’, the ‘Torrent Duck’ and Peru’s emblematic bird, the ‘Andean Cock-of-the-Rock’, were found on this stimulating trail.
For its part, United States' Surbound had a bold move by starting on Mandor valley before heading to the Sanctuary. The longest walk they had in five days allowed them to see the ‘Ashy-headed Tyrannulet’, the ‘Rufous-capped Thornbill’, and the endemic ‘Cusco-brush Finch’.
Birding Ecotours from South Africa spent the morning around the hotel, to add on their checklist a whole bunch of hummingbirds and tanagers. They walked all the way up to the World Wonder, where they were able to see ‘Streaked Xenops’, a colorful ‘Masked Fruiteater’ defined by its intense green body, and a ‘Crimson-mantled Woodpecker’.
Colombia’s Aviatur started by the railroad, and by the end of the day they had found the endemic ‘Inca Wren’, the ‘Gould’s (Collared) Inca’, a ‘Green-and-White Hummingbird’ and a Female ‘Cock-of-the-Rock’. It was not as impressive as the male (nature made the latter more colorful, as they need to impress the female for breeding), but nevertheless made a great find for their day.
Corporate tourism in Peru to hit US$1.2bn in revenues by 2016
Lima, Dec. 09 (ANDINA). Corporate social gatherings and dealings taking place in Peru expect to generate US$ 1.2 billion in revenues by 2016, the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) has said.
Photo: ANDINA/Carlos Lezama
Carlos Canales, Canatur's President, assured the profitability of this segment as the usual participants to these international meetings, who are the so-called corporate travelers, spend up to three to four times more than a traditional visitor.
"We are talking about an average spending of US$ 350 to US$ 500 daily, the corporate tourist comes accompanied and stay an average of four to five days," he told Andina news agency.
Likewise, Canales stressed that Peru's capital Lima is needed of a world-class convention center and three major fair enclosures in order to position the city as a business hub in the region for holding corporate events.
In this regard, he hailed the government's project for construction of a major convention centre in Lima's district of San Borja, near the country's National Museum, which is set to be ready by 2015.
Industrialization plan to foster employment in Peru's Andes
Lima, Dec. 09 (ANDINA). The upcoming implementation of the National Industrial Development Plan (PNDI) will step up efforts to produce value-added generation in the most remote areas of Peru's hinterlands by raising people's living standards.
Photo: ANDINA/Norman Córdova
Alfonso Velasquez, Chief executive of the government-run social-economic program Sierra Exportadora, projected that the industrialization plan will boost the employment generation in the Peruvian Andes by creating 23,000 new jobs in the first half of 2014.
"The agency's goals is to assure the development of the PNDI in these areas with a rapid-impact action in favor of their economies," he said in statements to El Peruano official daily.
In pursuing this aim, the government's official noted that a permanent training program will be executed in rural schools in partnership with Agrobanco and, in particular cases with local universities.
"Our technicians visit all the capitals of the regions to spread the benefits of associativity and normalization (standard production), access to markets as well as principles of exports," he said.
Furthermore, the government agency works with local business associations to support them with training and technical assistance for increase their competitiveness.
Likewise, It is noteworthy to mention that Sierra Exportadora expects to generate sales worth US$ 200 million and the development of 322 comprehensive business plans.
Sierra Exportadora’s mission is to promote, encourage and develop agricultural production activities in the Andes, allowing producers to competitively articulate national and international markets.
Cusco aiming to treble number of visitors with new access routes
Lima, Dec. 07 (ANDINA). The upcoming construction of four access roads and a cable car will allow to triple the number of tourists who visit the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, Cusco's Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has announced.
Foreign tourists in Machu Picchu
The entity's head, Jose Altamirano, predicted that more than 4 million tourists from overseas and within Peru will be arriving in Machu Picchu annually, about three times the current number recorded so far this year.
"For this to happen the planned access routs should be executed," the tourist official told Andina news agency.
Likewise, he ruled out the possibility this kind of infrastructure will affect the defined geographical area in which the famed 15th century Inca site is located.
"Other archaeological complexes around the world, such as in Egypt and Mexico, have seen a four-fold increase in visitors precisely because authorities have allocated funds for access road infrastructure," Altamirano said.
The Peruvian government is set to kick off the construction of the country's first cable car line in the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu next year.
Peru showcases new potato variety resistant to climate change
Lima, Dec. 06 (ANDINA) A new potato variety with high nutritional values and capable to withstand the effects of climate change was introduced by Peru's Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry (Minagri) and the National Institute for Agrarian Innovation (INIA).
Peru's Agriculture Minister, Milton von Hesse,
Foto: ANDINA/Carlos Lezama
The new variety of the Andean tuber is called INIA 321-Kawsay (the food of life) and is high resistance to late blight disease, that mainly attacks tubers, ensuring its high efficiency.
Furthermore, this new potato adapts to cold and temperate regions of the highlands and contains up to 50 percent more micronutrients of iron, zinc and antioxidants able to fight diseases such as cancer and anemia.
This potato variety is the result of a joint work among the INIA, International Potato Center, the University of Huancavelica and non-governmental organizations.
The Kawsay variety is currently being cultivated in Huancavelica, Andahuaylas and Huanuco and is set to arrive to Lima market by mid-2014.
Hotel investments in Peru to hit US$2.5 bn in 2019
Lima, Dec. 05 (ANDINA). Peru will attract US$ 2,5 billion in hotel investments in 2019 driven by the significant growth in tourist flow, especially for the Pan American Games to be held in Lima 2019, the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) said.
Canatur's head, Carlos Canales, said investment in the real state sector will amount to US$ 1.5 billion in 2016 as Peru is preparing to receive thousands of visitors who will participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum.
"For the APEC Forum, eleven new luxury hotels will open their gates", he said.
The multinational hotel brands that will break into the Peruvian market are Four Seasons, Holiday Inn forming part of the British-based InterContinental Hotels Group, Courtyard ( by Marriot) ,Wyndham, Meliá and Hyatt. Meanwhile the Spanish chain NH Hotel has bought two properties to build their hotels in Lima.
The Ollanta Humala's administration is building a convention center in the Lima's district of San Luis with the aim of boosting the tourism development through meetings, congress and forums. This project is expected to end by 2015.
Peru's tourism sector likely to grow up to 14% in 2014
Lima, Dic. 04 (ANDINA).
Tourism sector in Peru is expected to record a 14 percent growth next year, driven by the diversification of activities in this core industry and the development of major international events in the country, Peru's Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry (Mincetur) has reported.
Foreign tourists in Lima's main square.
Jose Miguel Gamarra, the country's Tourism Vice Minister, stated that the ongoing strategies for attracting foreign visitors will continue to be fully applied with the attendance to international fairs and the development of new touristic products.
"There are new market niches like the bird watching tourism, which has been worked this year and it will be strengthened as we considered this is an activity with high potential. There are other products which will be announced soon," he told Andina news agency.
Likewise, the government's senior official stressed that the country's tourist landmarks will be further promoted in strategic nations through the Commercial Offices of Peru Abroad (OCEX).
Moreover, Gamarra said that corporate tourism will boost the sector the next year due to the realization of several international meetings, congress and forums.
In this regard, he recalled that next year Peru's capital Lima is set the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Americas Summit, to be held in Lima on September 10-11, 2014 and which will bring together 600 leading sector businessmen.