Peru’s inbound tourism generated US$4.895 billion in 2018

 Monday, April 8, 2019 


Peru welcomed 4.4 million foreign tourists last year generating US$4.895 billion in revenue in 2018.


In terms of revenue, this is a 7% increase compared to the previous year while in terms of foreign tourists this is a 9.6% rise compared to 2017.


The majority of visitors came from Chile and the United States. Together, they accounted for 50% of the total.


Likewise, Peru is the fourth nation that receives the largest number of international sightseers after Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.


In line with growth rates, the number of lodging establishments in the country —by December 2018— reached 22,157 (+0.4%), privately-run Foreign Trade Society (ComexPeru) has informed. Furthermore, ComexPeru pointed out 117 tourist sites, museums, and protected areas have been identified at national level.


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