This chapter includes the following articles.
Peru’s tourism sector is ranked 46th out of 185, in terms of relative importance of travel and tourism’s total contribution to GDP, according to the World Tourism & Travel Council’s “Economic Impact 2018 Peru” report. According to the same report, in 2017 Peru’s travel and tourism sector was directly worth PEN26.5bn ($8.2bn), or 3.8% of GDP, a figure which is forecast to rise by 4.5% in 2018, and expand by an average of 4.7% per year over 2018-28 to reach PEN43.7bn ($13.5bn), or 4.2% of total GDP by 2028. The sector’s total contribution — direct plus indirect — was PEN68bn ($20.9bn) in 2017, a considerable 9.8% of GDP. This is forecast to rise by 4.7% in 2018 and 4.5% per year to PEN110.8bn ($34bn) and 10.6% of GDP in 2028, highlighting the continued importance of the tourism sector to the overall Peruvian economy. This chapter includes interviews with Virgilio Martínez, Head Chef and Owner, Central; and Jorge Melero, CEO, Hoteles Libertador.