More than 840,000 domestic and international visitors traveled across Peru during Pope Francis' historic visit to this country, National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) Head Fredy Gamarra estimated Sunday.
"More than 800,000 domestic tourists and 40,000 foreigners have traveled across the country
during Pope Francis' visit," he was quoted as saying by Andina news agency.
Additionally, the flow of travelers —who joined the Holy Father's activities in the Inca country— exceeded initial expectations.
Pope's apostolic journey to Peru began on January 18
and will run until today. His trip included stops in Lima, Trujillo and Puerto Maldonado.
Gamarra went on to say the papal visit is likely to generate an economic benefit
worth up to US$100 million.