Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry (Mincetur), through Peru's Trade Office in Paris (OCEX Paris), estimates that more than 100,000 French tourists will visit the Inca country this year.
OCEX Paris Economic and Commercial Counsellor Aldo Parodi underscored the steady growth of French arrivals to Peru over past years, like in 2017, when the country received 96,283 travelers from such European nation.
"The increase of French visitors to our country is the result of an aggressive promotional campaign at specialized fairs, roadshows, workshops, press tours, familiarized trips and business rounds for tour operators, among other activities," he explained.
Parodi's remarks were made at the 40th edition of IFTM Top Resa
—an international tourism industry show— where Peru set up a stand after two years of absence.
"The return of Peru to this important fair is the result of a joint work between the public —through OCEX Paris— and private sectors," the official pointed out.
The Peruvian pavilion displayed the traditional tourist circuits: the northern route with Kuelap as the main attraction, the Amazon and its natural beauty, as well as the solidarity tourism, which is becoming more interesting for French operators.
Peruvian co-exhibitors included Face au Perou, Inca Rail, Lima Tours, Sol y Luna - Relais & Chateaux, Solmartour, South Amerique Destination, Terres Magiques, Tierra de los Andes, Viajes Pacifico, and Virreinal Hotel.