The celebration of the World Day of Tourism also included the presentation of a report concerning the impact of the so called “chimney industries” in the national economy.
According to the numbers presented yesterday by Pilar Cerrón, representative of the Mincetur (Ministry of Tourism), Tourism represent 3,3% of the total Internal Brute Income (PBI), being the 7th most important economic activity. Tourism contribution to the economy is from 5,9% since the data from 2001.
Cerrón also explained that this sector represents 3,1% of the formal employment. This number is much larger than the numbers from the Mining (0,86%) and Fishing (0,5%) industry. She concluded, that the multiplying factor of Tourism is 1,81, meaning that for
every dollar entering to Peru through tourism or spend by tourist during their stay, the economy grows to US$1,81.