Peru: 43,000 Spanish tourists arrived between Jan-April

Hillary Ojeda

Last year, a total of 3,214,934 tourists visited Peru from Spain.

Peru: 43,000 Spanish tourists arrived between Jan-April

The number represents an increase of 43%. (Photo: Andina archive)

As Peru’s leaders take part in an official visit in Spain, the country’s are increasing bilateral relations and acknowledging the importance of tourism between the countries.

Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Magali Silva, recognized the significance of Spain’s contribution to Peru’s tourism industry particularly in the last 10 years.

“In the period from January to April 2015, 43,000 Spanish tourists visited us, representing an increase of 6.4% over the same period last year,” said Minister Silva according to Infotur news agency.

President Humala began his official visit to Spain yesterday and is accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister Ana Maria Sanchez, Prime Minister Pedro Cateriano, Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Magali Silva and First Lady Nadine Heredia.

Peru and Spain are working to strengthen their commercial, political and economic relations to a more profound level.

“Spain is a strategic market for inbound tourism promotion. Here we present the new campaign “Peru, a country of hidden treasures” at the beginning of the year and in the framework of the Feria Internacional de Turismo (FIFUR), the World Tourism Organization (OMT), granted to Peru the Ulysses Award in the category of the best innovation program in Public Policy and Governance at the Ytuqueplanes?” said Minister Silva.

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