Promperú (Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism) estimates that this year Peru could receive 4.4 million foreign tourists that could generate revenues of $5 billion US dollars to the country.
The majority of tourists come from The United States, which accounts for approximately 16% of the international arrivals, informed Marisol Acosta, director of Promperú to El Peruano.
“According to the official figures of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur), in 2015 3 million 455,709 tourists arrived in Peru, in 2016 it increased to 3 million 744,461 tourists and in 2017 it closed with 4 million 32,339 foreign tourists”, the media explained.
The commission also said that they are doing promotional activities in 15 different countries, seeking more tourists for Peru. “We also have emerging and exploratory markets where we are working, with the objective of distributing the risk of fewer visits and having a constant growth,” Acosta explained.
In addition, Promperú revealed that the arrival of Chinese tourists to Peru increased 22% in 2017, and those from South Korea by 30%.
Carlos Canales, president of Canatur (National Chamber of Tourism) said that in terms of income Peru has surpassed Chile, even though they are expecting to receive about 6.5 million visitors this year.