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Peru: Chinese tourist arrivals up 46% over one year

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

08:00 | Lima, Oct. 25.

The number of Chinese tourists in Peru increased 46% in the last 12-month period, Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Eduardo Ferreyros affirmed.

"Once we made the decision to remove visa requirements for Chinese tourists [in September 2016] and allowed them to enter with American and Schengen visas, Chinese tourist arrivals in Peru managed to increase 46%," he stated.

Although the Andean country currently does not register large numbers —in terms of visits from the Asian Giant— Peru will soon be able to welcome 50,000 Chinese citizens per year.

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Likewise, the cabinet member projected the Inca country will end 2017 exceeding 4 million international tourists, thus setting a historic record.

"The international tourist flow rate won't be stable every year, as it will expand. Therefore, I am sure Peru will register a 14% increase in foreign tourists over the coming years," he concluded.

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Published: 10/25/2017
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