Peru Tourism Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Tourism from The Report: Peru 2019

While Peru’s rich and diverse cuisine continues to attract visitors, demonstrated by a range of quality eateries in Lima and the proliferation of Peruvian restaurants around the world, Machu Picchu remains the number-one attraction for visitors. Named the “World’s Leading Tourist Attraction” for 2018, the historical site is seeing faster-growing tourist rates than the country overall. Herein...

Peru has seen relatively stable economic growth and significantly reduced the number of people living in poverty. Still, there have been multiple cases of corruption, but the government of President Martín Vizcarra Cornejo, who took office in 2018, has focused efforts on combatting this and stabilising the political climate. Nevertheless, challenges to ensuring sustainable development remain.

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Aided by easier and cheaper travel, global tourism has experienced two decades of almost uninterrupted growth. According to the World Bank, the number of international departures more than doubled between 1997 and 2017, from 687m to 1.6bn per annum. With the global middle class estimated by the US-based think tank Brookings Institution to be...

 

How has recent performance shaped future plans for the hospitality industry?

 

Famous for the Machu Picchu archaeological site and its rich gastronomic history, Peru is one of the fast-growing tourist destinations on the planet. Having won the “World’s Leading Culinary Destination” title for the seventh consecutive year at the World Travel Awards in December 2018, the country was also named the “World’s Leading Cultural...

 

As visitor numbers at Machu Picchu reach saturation, Peru is working to attract travellers with offerings beyond its most-popular site. Indeed, the goal of the Peru Travel Mart industry fair in May 2019 is to strengthen the country’s position as an adventure and nature tourism destination, while driving the development of segments such as...

Peru has seen relatively stable economic growth and significantly reduced the number of people living in poverty. Still, there have been multiple cases of corruption, but the government of President Martín Vizcarra Cornejo, who took office in 2018, has focused efforts on combatting this and stabilising the political climate. Nevertheless, challenges to ensuring sustainable development remain.

 

With hotel investments expected to reach $1.1bn between 2017 and 2021, how can Peru develop its attractiveness as a MICE destination?