Peru on track for tourist surge in 2013

26th Nov 2012

Peru is fast becoming a popular tourist destination for those wanting to experience something a little different.

The South American country could see some of its most famous landmarks attract upwards of one million tourists next year.

With tourism showing no sign of slowing in the region, the Inca city of Machu Picchu is the place to be in the next 12 months, according to the National Tourism Chamber.

Peru has seen a large increase in people visiting the country, thanks to a major government advertising campaign.

Those coming from Brazil and Uruguay make up the largest number of tourists, with as much as 40% growth in recent years.

Peru often receives more than half a million tourists a year to its popular sites, according to Canatur President Carlos Canales.

Peru's hotel industry is also undergoing a transformation, with more than one billion dollars expected to be invested in the next five years, while currently, 500 million dollars' worth of development is under way.

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