Peruvian boom in tourism

14 Mar

3.5 million foreign tourists visited Peru last year, outmatching the numbers of the previous year about 7.5 percent. Looking at the number of visitors from Europe, the number of Italian visitors grew 9.6 percent and also the number of German (+ 8,4 % to 74.500) and French tourists (+8,1 %) grew above average. Tourism in Peru is responsible for 1.3 million jobs, foreign exchanges from this sector are the most important after mining and export of agrarian products. According to the Peruvian Central Bank, revenues of tourism grew a 7.9 percent to 3.3 billion US Dollar last year.