Interview: Silva-Santisteban (Peru)

Peru gaining more attention from GCC tourists

By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, May 07, 2014

DUBAI: Peru has become one of the top tourist destination for the travelers around the GCC countries as last year around 6000 people visited the Latin American country full of adventures, pleasure and fun for every member of the family.
This was stated by Alvaro Silva-Santisteban, Director Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Peru in an exclusive interview with The Gulf Today during the ongoing Arabian Travel Market (ATM 2014) being held at the Dubai international convention and exhibition centre.
This year the Trade, Tourism and Investment Office of Peru participat8ing second time in the Arabian Travel Market, accompanied by seven leading travel specialists, to form their first national pavilion at the show.Image
Silva-Santisteban told that their country’s has a unique position among the leading tourist destination as one of the seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu is in the country and has been famous among the global tourists.
“The tourists from the GCC countries are our new guests as the number has been increasing with every year. We have everything for toursists from river, sea as well as a huge forest besides world recognized and award winning cuisine dishes,” he said.
The Peru is ranked among the world’s ten most preferred destinations, has also enjoyed a recent influx of Middle Eastern travellers with 50 per cent choosing the South American country as a top travel destination.
In addition, Peru was awarded the Leading Culinary Destination at the World Travel Awards in December 2013 for the second consecutive year, after more than 42 per cent of respondents stated that Peruvian cuisine is one of the aspects that most influences their choice of the country as a tourist destination.
Last year Peru welcomed 3.2 million tourists, representing an 11.per cent year-on-year growth, a figure expected to rise by a further 10 per cent in 2014.  The Ministry of Trade and Tourism in Peru is predicting five million tourists by 2016, and eight million by 2021.

~ by jamilkhan on May 7, 2014.

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