4 million tourists to visit Lima in 2015
By Manuel Vigo
Lima could receive about four million foreign tourists in 2015, because of increased corporate tourism in the capital, according to Carlos Canales, president of the National Chamber of Tourism.
Canales said the increased tourism would translate into a spike in businesses that cater to tourism in the capital.
He also emphasized the city should aim to become a center for conferences and conventions in the region.
“We are demonstrating to buyers that Lima is not a city for a one night stay, or stop. We are giving our city resources as a tourist destination, possibly America’s dining capital, and yet we will endeavor to make it the capital of conferences and conventions,” Canales said, according to Andina.
Lima currently attracts more tourists than Cusco, with approximately 2.4 million tourists arriving by air and land, Canales said.
“The trend is that Lima can develop inbound tourism through corporate tourism.”
Furthermore, Canales said, Lima offers a range of tourist destinations that can incorporate ecological, historical, and archeological sites.
“In Lima we have huacas as the Historic Sanctuary of Pachacamac – considered to be the largest religious center in South America – and other historical places,” he said.
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