2019 Dakar Rally generated an economic impact of over US$60 million for the five Peruvian regions
where it had taken place (Lima, Ica, Arequipa, Moquegua, and Tacna regions), the Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry affirmed.
According to Minister Edgar Vasquez, this year's financial income was 50% higher than the one obtained in 2017.
Likewise, the official highlighted the impact generated through transmissions broadcasted by 60 international media outlets, which televised over 1,200 hours of the competition.
In this sense, Vasquez indicated the Inca country was the big winner of the 2019 Dakar Rally since it showed its landscapes, gastronomy, traditions, and citizens' hospitality.