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More than 300,000 tourists arrived in Peru this January, registering an increase of 2.2% compared to the same period last year, according to Minister of Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) Magali Silva, reports _El Comercio_.
Tourists from Chile, the United States and Argentina, were the highest in number during the first month of 2016.
A total of 304,712 international tourists arrived in Peru in January this year; 100,194 of them were from Chile, Peru’s southern neighbor.
In second place were United States citizens of which a total of 39,767 visited Peru, and following them were 24,052 Argentine tourists who arrived in Peru in January.
After Argentina, tourists came from Ecuador, Uruguay, Mexico, Brazil (registered a decrease compared to last year), United Kingdom, the Netherlands, China, Australia, South Korea, and many others.
China registered a great growth as 47.8% more tourists arrived to Peru in January 2016 compared to the same period in 2015