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Peru to receive 1.7 million tourists over Independence Day holidays
July 22, 2012
Some 1.7 million domestic and foreign tourists will visit several Peruvian regions next week to celebrate Peru's Independence Day, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) said Saturday.
Peru’s Deputy Minister of Tourism Claudia Cornejo estimated that the arrival of tourists will generate nearly US$200 in revenue.
"We expect 1.7 million foreign and domestic tourists for the next week and we even expect that their stay will extend some more days," she told Andina news agency.
Cornejo said that the main tourist destinations in Peru during Independence Day holidays are the Peruvian northern beaches, historical cities like Cusco and Arequipa, and the Peruvian jungle.
"We want people to know the biodiversity, products, food, people, fauna and flora of the Loreto region, we hope that both Peruvians and foreigners know them," she added.
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Commented By: Viracocha
On: July 22, 2012. 5:45 pm
"...will generate nearly US$200 in revenue." Really??? :-) V
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