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Over 5,000 Chinese citizens applied for Peru visas

Perú recibirá más turistas chinos en el corto plazo . FOTO: ANDINA/ Archivo

Perú recibirá más turistas chinos en el corto plazo . FOTO: ANDINA/ Archivo

14:44 | Beijing (China), Sep. 11.

Between January and August of 2015, the Peruvian Embassy in China has granted 5,250 visas to Chinese citizens, who desired to visit the country's wonders, Ambassador to China Juan Carlos Capuñay affirmed.

Among favorite destinations for visitors are the city of Cusco, where Machu Picchu Sanctuary is located and the coastal city of Ica, the Ambassador indicated.

The Chinese tourist flow to the South American country has been increasing over the years because of wider knowledge regarding Peru’s important tourist offer that includes multiple natural and architectural wonders. Likewise, the country's economic growth draws interest from these visitors, he mentioned.

Peru's top official in Beijing reminded that over 100 million Chinese citizens traveled around the world during 2014.
The Chinese middle class is expected to comprise nearly 500 million people by 2025, he added.

"This is a great opportunity for Peru, since Chinese citizens are the ones, who allocate most money for tourism activities," he pointed out after participating in the Road Show Asia 2015, which came to an end in Beijing on Friday.

The inPERU's 9th Road Show: Asia 2015 was aimed at highlighting Peru's potential and consolidating it as the nation, which offers the most attractive investment opportunities to foreign investors.

InPERU is a non-profit association founded by the main business organizations of the Peruvian market committed to promoting opportunities, as well as Peru's financial and capital markets in overseas.

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Published: 9/11/2015
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