12:40 | Arequipa (Arequipa region), Sep. 26.
Colca Valley's tourist inflow grew 20% between January and September 2018 compared to the same period in 2017, thus consolidating its position as the most-visited destination
in southern Arequipa region.
According to Colca Autonomous Authority (Autocolca) Manager David Valdivia, the place welcomed 221,394 tourists in 2018, a higher number over last year (165,179).
The majestic flight of the condor is one of the most eagerly awaited spectacles by visitors to the area.
"Autocolca works on tourism promotion to increase the inflow of visitors to Colca Valley, both on a national and international scale, which has provided satisfactory results —statistically speaking— and we'll continue along that path," he affirmed.
Valdivia recalled that a number of activities are being organized on the occasion of World Tourism Day
on September 27, which will bring in more domestic and foreign travelers.
Finally, he informed more than 30,000 visitors are expected in September, a higher number from the same month last year.