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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.
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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.
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- 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.
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- 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.
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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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Peru to promote its tourist attractions among tour operators in U.K
Lima, Sep. 06. Peru’s export and tourism promotion board Promperu will carry out the event "Door to Door-London" from September 9 to 12 in London, the United Kingdom and North Ireland to promote Peruvian tourist attractions among U.K tour operators.
According to PromPeru, the three-day event aims to attract the main tour operators in the United Kingdom and provide them with specialized and updated information about Peru’s tourist destinations, allowing them to sell the several tourist products and circuits of Peru in an optimal way.
At the same time, the event creates the opportunity to get information from travel professionals about their strategies and prospects for marketing, sales force, network marketing, and identify and define business opportunities.
For this reason, Promperu has authorized the trip of its high-level official, Martha Elisabeth Quezada to take part in this event.
Peru hopes to attract over 3.6 million foreign visitors by-year end. In 2013, overseas tourists flocking to the country amounted to 3.16 million, representing a top-line growth of 11.2 percent from the figure recorded in 2012.
Cusco expects 250,000 tourists in September
Lima, Sep. 05. About 250,000 domestic and foreign tourists are expected to flock to Peru's southern region of Cusco, one of the country's most visited spots, in September, the Regional Office of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Dircetur) announced on Friday.
According to the Cusco-based entity, there were a total of 1.183,712 tourists visiting Cusco's tourist attractions between the period January to June this year, 740,014 of them were foreigners and the remaining were Peruvian nationals.
"That means that, during that period, tourist arrivals to Cusco hit a 4.46% increase compared with last year's stretch", Luis Angel Aragón, Dircetur's head told Andina News Agency.
Likewise, the local tourism official expressed confidence that the region will surpass last year's visitors numbers. "We are expecting the arrival of more than 2.7 million visitors by year-end 2014, most of them will be foreigners than national tourists"
"Services being offered to tourists visiting the region are of high quality. [...] This is why Cusco will continue luring visitors from within Peru and abroad in the next comming years,"he added.
President Humala opens Peru’s famed Mistura food festival
Lima, Sep. 04. President Ollanta Humala opened Peru’s premier and foremost food festival "Mistura" in Lima on Thursday, praising the labor of farmers and their products' potential in the global stage and highlighting the event which celebrates friendship among foodies from around the world.
The head of the Peruvian State attended a ceremony to officially open the 7th annual edition of Latin America’s largest gastronomy summit held at noon on the capital’s Costa Verde beach.
Last year’s edition attracted a record 24,000 foreigners, including 300 journalists and more than 20 world-renowned chefs who took part in the first-ever Gastronomical Encounter.
“Mistura goes beyond the simple concept of food. Peru not only produces minerals but also good food," said the Peruvian leader in his speech to celebrate the inauguration of the 2014’s edition
Likewise, Humala noted that this food festival may help to fight against chronic malnutrition in children. "If the private and public sectors join efforts, nutritious products can be brought to houses of the country's poorest families having malnutrition problems".
Humala also stressed that Mistura is a great opportunity to promote healthy food and combat junk food, which is why its administration promotes it.
"We have to fight against junk food, which has a low nutritional value. We have many native products that can help us protect our families' health," he said.
Mistura 2014's inauguration was attended by the Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister, Magali Silva; Environment Minister, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal; Agriculture Minister, Juan Manuel Benites and First Lady Nadine Heredia.
Mistura will be opening doors to the public from September 5-14 on the Costa Verde in the seaside district of Magdalena del Mar. Last year's festival attracted an estimated 350,000 visitors and organizers are expecting this year more than half a million people to celebrate Peru's food fiesta.
The theme of this year's festival is “Eat tasty, eat healthily, eat Peruvian” and throughout its ten-day run it will feature conferences, master classes, demonstrations, and tastings.
In addition, several contests will be carried out to honor the best young Chef, the best bread, the best pastry-maker, the best market ceviche, the best cau-cau and the best ‘combinado.’
The ‘Rocoto de Oro’ award will praise good practices in produce manipulation amongst rural men and women, while the ‘Teresa Izquierdo’ award will be given to the best small business initiative.
Peruvian eatery 'Central' on top of Latin America's 50 Best list
Lima, Sep. 04. Peru's eatery Central made the top of a list of the Latin America's 50 best restaurants, while last year's winner Astrid y Gaston hovers around the top 5 by being now at No. 2 in the influential ranking published by the World's 50 Best organization.
At the annual ceremony held in the Peruvian capital Lima to announce the winners on Wednesday, the restaurant which showcases the best of Peru's biodiversity moved up three notches to No. 1, thus earning this year’s title from the fourth spot on 2013's list.
"I thank all my colleagues as this is amazing for us, I have no words, only gratitude," said Central’s owner Martinez after receiving the prestigious award at the event attended by chefs, critics and leaders of opinion in the restaurant industry media across the region and the globe.
Last year’s victor, Astrid y Gaston, which is headquartered in Lima’s San Isidro district, moved into second place, while its now retired chef-owner Gaston Acurio claimed the Chefs’ Choice Award title for having propelled Peruvian food on to the international stage.
All in all, eight Peruvian restaurants made the top 50, including eateries based in Lima such ash La Picanteria, Rafael, Fiesta, La Mar, Malabar and Maido along with the two worldwide famous mentioned above.
Central, located in Miraflores, one of the top tourist districts in Lima, was named Peru's best restaurant in 2012 and 2013 by the Peruvian dining guide, SUMMUM. It also ranked among the 50 world's best restaurants last year.
Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants List was based on the opinions of over 250 members of the Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of leaders in the restaurant industry who are recognized as experts in the regional culinary scene.
Peru features its northern culture in new tourism circuits
Lima, Sep. 03. In an effort to attract more travelers to the Piura region, Peru is turning its focus away from beach resorts like Mancora and instead is trying to appeal to visitors to enjoy three new cultural circuits.
In pursuing this aim, a major campaign to promote these circuits in the Piura region, in northern Peru, is underway by the Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Dircetur) along with the Vice Ministry of Tourism.
"Foreign tourists and locals think Piura's tourist spots are limited to its wonderful beaches, and sometimes Catacaos [a picturesque village famous for its artisans and gastronomy]" a Dircertur's official told Andina News Agency.
“But the truth is," he added, "visitors have three different tour options that meet their particular needs, some of them most well-known and visited than others.”
The three tourist circuits being promoted by Directur are the Ruta Costumbrista (Traditional Route), the Ruta Cultural (Cultural Route) and the Ruta Humboldt (Humboldt Route).
The Traditional Route connects towns of Piura, Catacaos, Sechura, Chulucanas, Canchaque and San Miguel de El Faique, widely known for their rich culture, artistic expression, varied and original cuisine, and wide range of handicrafts.
Meanwhile, the Cultural Route is filled with museums such as the Narihualá Site Museum and the Vicus Museum. It also includes historic sites dating back to Spanish colonization.
Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro and his men passed through this route stopping at Tangarará (South America's first city founded by the Spanish) in Marcavelica; Miguel Checa town in Sullana, popular for its large country houses; La Huaca in Paita; and Negritos in Talara.
On the other hand, the Humboldt Route includes the provinces of Ayabaca, Huancabamba, and the Aypate's archaeological site, which have great tourism potential.
Gaston Acurio, Hernando de Soto to talk at WTTC Americas Summit
Lima, Aug. 31. Peruvian star chef Gaston Acurio and foremost economist Hernando de Soto have been confirmed as two of the keynote speakers at the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) 2014 Americas Summit scheduled for 10-11 September in Lima, Peru.
This summit is set to discuss the most pressing questions facing Travel & Tourism in the Americas today and to identify what needs to be done now to ensure the long term sustainable future of the sector.
A series of keynotes, panel sessions and interviews, Travel & Tourism leaders and government ministers from across South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and North America are coming together with top executives from the public and private sectors, NGOs, and opinion-formers from academia and the media.
Other speakers at the Summit include Darren Huston, President & CEO, The Priceline Group, H.E. Vinícius Lages, Minister of Tourism, Brazil, and John Perrottet, Global Lead - Tourism, Investment Climate for Industry/ Senior Industry Specialist, The World Bank (please see attached programme for the full list of speakers).
Announcing the program, entitled ‘Facing Challenges - Finding Opportunities’, David Scowsill, President & CEO of WTTC, described Travel & Tourism in the Americas as being at a critical moment.
“As countries seek to diversify their economies and become more competitive, Travel & Tourism is emerging as a key sector in the Americas for enhancing trade linkages, stimulating exports, attracting investment, and creating jobs. A strong internal market, economic recovery in the USA and Europe, and the growth of new markets in Asia now offer massive opportunities,” he said.
Mr. Scowsill went on to add this summit will bring together global and regional leaders in Travel & Tourism to showcase the opportunities and shape the future sustainable growth of the sector, a sector which has the potential to be far more important for the economies of the region.
He continued; “There is a lot to talk about and some outstanding speakers to help us address the biggest global issues affecting the sector in the Americas: how can the combined strengths of the sector come together now to leverage more sustainable growth for the region?”
The WTTC's president noted that while some destinations prosper, others struggle and speakers will explore how collaboration can solve problems that market forces alone cannot address, how competitiveness can be strengthened through cooperation, and how the Americas can keep up with growing destinations in Asia.
WTTC’s Economic Impact 2014 research shows that Travel & Tourism already accounts for US$286 billion in visitor exports, contributes 8.5% to the economy and supports 1 in 11 jobs in the Americas.
The agenda of the Americas Summit will focus not only on the traditional intra-regional flows of business in the Americas but also on the recovery of the inbound market, fuelled by the growth of BRIC nations.
Presentations of best practice from inside and outside the region will be combined with lively debates around future trends and current policies.
Hosted by the Peru Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur), the Global Summit will be held in Lima’s Westin Hotel over the course of a day and a half.
Peru to attend Chile's premier event for the food industry on Sep. 3-5
Lima, Aug. 29. Peru’s export and commission promotion board (Promperu) is set to participate in the 4th annual edition of Chile’s leading International Fair for Food Business, to be held in Santiago, on 3-5 September, 2014
This year’s trade show is set to run under the theme “Espacio Food & Service” and is due to be held at Santiago’s Espacio Riesco Event and Convention Centre, according to a resolution released by the state-run agency’s Secretary General.
This premier event provides a platform for various market players seeking to form new business relationships, with the ability to find the latest trends in food service, such as new materials, equipment, tools, supplies and services.
Promperu will take part of the two-day event in coordination with Peruvian businesses engaged in the manufacturing technological equipment for the food industry which intend to position their latest products and gain a strong market presence in the Chilean market.
Therefore, the agency authorized the travel of its high-level executive, Juan Carlos Prada, to attend the must-attend fair for carrying out activities related to the promotion of Peru’s image abroad.
Mistura food festival launches new app
Lima, Aug. 28. This year’s edition of Mistura food festival, premier event of Peru’s culinary industry, has a renewed free app available for Android and iOS smartphones, which will help attendees fully enjoy the week-long fair.
The app called "Movistar Mistura 2014,” will provide useful information such as ticket prices, participating restaurants, food choices and an interactive map that will allow attendees to find stands and many other services easily.
The add is free and runs on Androids and iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) devices. Users will be able to connect it to facebook and post reviews of their favorite dishes.
Likewise, it will allow festival-goers to see last year's best food choices as well as to keep them informed in real time about what is happening inside the event, something that wasn't possible with the 2013 version.
"We want attendees to have access to useful information that will help them enjoy their visit," said Sergio Almallo, Vice President of Business and Marketing Communications at Movistar.
According to the phone operator, Mistura’s app downloads surpassed 50,000 in 2013, and this year’s total is expected to exceed that amount.
The 7th edition of Mistura is scheduled to take place from September 5-14 on the Costa Verde, located in Lima's seadside district of Magdalena del Mar. Entrance tickets will be S/. 25 (about US$9) for adults and S/.10 (about US$3.52) for children.
More than half a million people are expected to attend this major event in 2014, up from the 350,000 who came in last year.
Tourist arrivals to La Libertad region jump two-fold in 7 years
Lima, Aug. 27. The number of tourists that visited Peru's northern region of La Libertad has doubled in the last seven years partly due to the improved tourist services, said the Regional Office of Foreign Trade and Tourism.
According to the head of the regional office, Bernando Alva Perez, the coastal region is expected to welcome more than 1,4 million domestic and foreign tourists by year end, up from 600,000 visitors reported in 2007.
"We expect to be welcoming nearly 1.4 million tourists by the end of the year. We used to see on average between 600,000 to 700,000 tourists every year, which means the number of visitors touring the northern region has almost doubled in seven years", Alva was quoted as saying by La Republica daily.
This growth, he said, is based on two major factors. The first one is the private sector, which is increasingly investing in hotels and restaurants, whose owners are concerned about the service quality, training of employees and constant improvement.
“On the other hand, the public sector is the second pillar on which this growth relies, since it finances, for example, the construction of access roads to tourist sites,” he added.
In this sense, he claimed the regional government has allocated more than 70 million soles (US$24.7 million) for road improvements in the tourist area.
Likewise, Alva pointed out that tourist arrivals in the northern region have fuelled the dynamism of business and transport sectors.
Peru to attend 2014 Tourism Latam in Colombia
Lima, Aug. 25. Peru’s export and tourism promotion board (Promperu) is set to take part of this year’s edition of Tourism Latam, the region's top-line up and most influential event for the tourism industry, it was reported Monday.
The 2014’s edition will run under the theme “Development and Promotion of Destinations” and it is due to take place on 27th and 28th August at the Hotel Radisson Ocean Pavilion in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.
Boasting over 200 attendees and a high-profile expert presenters, the conference is the region’s most influential tourism event, and a must attend for anyone interested in the upcoming project opportunities, and future strategies with the goal of impacting the industry.
In a statement released Monday by the state-run agency, Promperu’s attendance at this forum is aimed at boosting the management of Peru’s country brand worldwide by setting up partnerships with other countries’ tourism promotion bureaus to undertake a joint work.
In pursuing this aim, PromPeru authorized the travel of its senior official, Mirko Luis Bayetto, in the two-day large-scale event in order to carry out activities related to the promotion of Peru’s image abroad.