August 2, 2018 |
Once largely popular with adventurer travelers, Peru has now become a bucket list travel destination, and investments are following the growing number of tourists.
Four million tourists visited Peru in 2017, up from 2.3 million in 2010, and tourism revenues rose to $4.6 billion last year from $2.5 billion at the start of the decade. New hotels are opening at a quickening pace, and the government is rolling out concessions for new infrastructure projects.
Private operators and government authorities, however, are convinced that the numbers can go much higher.
“Tourism in Peru has only recently gotten started. It needs to be well planned and well managed so that it can be a source of income
Peru has been moving up must-visit traveler lists for years, with Machu
Picchu long the star site and Peruvian cuisine the newest attraction