Peru works to increase number of visitors to Machu Picchu

The Government of Peru is working to increase the number of visitors to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, in Cusco region, Prime Minister Salvador del Solar announced on Thursday.

The Executive Branch is working on a land management proposal for Machu Picchu —he said— in order to increase the number of tourists, but improving the experience and enhancing the impact of tourism in Cusco.

Del Solar announced the Government will enhance the value of other tourist attractions like Choquequirao (Cusco region), Kuelap (Amazonas region), and other archaeological sites in northern Peru.

In addition, he continued, efforts are being made to implement tax-free, an initiative to promote tourism consumption and further stimulate the local economy.

Foreign tourists

The Cabinet chief informed Peru will have seen about 4.7 million international tourists by the end of the year. This figure represents an increase of 9% compared to last year.

Likewise, the Government will adopt measures to promote tourism consumption and revitalize the economy.

“Our goal is to receive up to 5.6 million foreign tourists, which will have a positive impact on the economy, with more than US$6 billion in foreign exchange earnings,” he concluded.

Prime Minister Del Solar’s remarks were made as he attended a Parliament session to present the Government’s general policy and request the confidence vote.


Fuente: Andina

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