New tourism strategy for Machu Picchu

27th Dec 2012

New strategies will be implemented to draw more tourists to Machu Picchu during 2013, it has been announced.

Plans for a new masterplan for the cultural and archaeological site were unveiled by by Cusco's regional governor, Jorge Acurio Tito.

Speaking to news agency Andina, he said the plans will look at different factors relating to foreign and domestic tourists visiting the site.

The plans will look at issues such as how many tourists can visit the site every day, which is especially relevant considering the growing interest of international tourism to Peru.

The current plan envisages 2,500 tourist visits a day. Acurio expects the updated plan to deliver double that amount.

The regional governor also highlights Machu Picchu's recent accolade of being named the World's Leading Green Destination for 2012 at the 19th World Travel Awards.

Acurio added this award was due to its wealth of attractions such as the flora, fauna and the ancient Inca Road along with the popular archaeological monument itself.


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