Peru tourism expects 1.5 million tourists in Holy Week season

Published on : Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Peru tourismPeru tourism is expecting a big tourist’s arrival boom in Holy Week season, which will start from Semana Santa for all the Spanish speaking people.



In Peru, the officials from the Tourism Union of the Lima Business Chamber say they are expecting another gigantic year as an estimated 1.5 million Peruvians will be traveling during this week, as the holidays are starting.



In the generation of tourism revenue, there are more than $247 million USD (or, about 800 million soles) worth of capital is expected to be gained internally from tourism-related expenditures.



Tourism Union President Bartolomé Campaña told that the state-owned news source Andina that the largest influx of travelers will start moving when the public holiday officially begins on Thursday for a long weekend heading towards Easter Sunday.



On this long, four-day holiday, Peruvians will be taking advantage of visiting different cities and tourist attractions that the country has to offer, preferably in the central and western zones of Peru like Ayacucho, Cusco, Arequipa, Ica and Tarapoto,” Campaña told Andina.



It is estimated that each Peruvian tourist spends an average of 700 soles ($217 USD) during Holy Week. Campaña added that, despite the uncertainty with the country’s politics, the current political crisis in Peru has not affected tourism numbers or predictions so far.Many Peruvians will no doubt pass through the  beautiful array of natural parks and protected areas, where a recent study from the Conservation Strategy Fund estimated that Peru generated more than $720 million from tourism in 2017.




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