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After new capacity at Machu Picchu, Mincetur hopes to close the year with 2.5 million tourists

After new capacity at Machu Picchu, Mincetur hopes to close the year with 2.5 million tourists

The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Madeleine Burns, assured that the new capacity of Machu Picchu would allow it to close in 2023 with 2.5 million incoming tourists, higher than the 2 million initially projected.

In dialogue with National Radio, the official stressed that her sector is making efforts to recover pre-pandemic levels of visitors to our country. Currently, the sector represents only 5.4% of the EAP, when before it exceeded 7%.

“Tourism in pre-pandemic times represented 7% of the EAP, now we are at 5.4% of the EAP and the idea is to recover it as soon as possible. Mincetur has very strong campaigns to promote the country,” he highlighted.

However, Burns announced that the year 2024 is presented as a period of great optimism for Peruvian tourism, “due to the recent good news that has favored the country’s image.”

Among them are the best restaurant in the world, the best gastronomy, the country with the greatest number of birds to spot, world surfing champions, among others.

“A large number of events that will boost the development of tourism. Let us remember that it is an activity that requires tranquility, peace, it is more of leisure, people want to relax and Peru offers all of this,” he highlighted.

Regarding domestic tourism, Mincetur estimates that 37 million trips will be made within the country in 2023 due to the good performance of the sector in the September-October two-month period.

Source: Larepublica

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