4.4 million foreign tourists will visit Peru in 2018, thus generating US$5 billion in revenue, the Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) projected Wednesday.
"We expect to receive 4.4 million foreign visitors
this year, being the United States the main market, which accounts for about 16% of (the total) international arrivals," PromPeru's Tourism Department Director Marisol Acosta told Andina news agency.
According to Foreign
Trade and Tourism Ministry's (Mincetur) official figures, 3,455,709 vacationers
arrived in the Inca country in 2015.
Plus, Peru welcomed 3,744,461 and 4,032,339 tourists in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
Acosta also pointed out there are currently 25 countries from where foreign visitors
come, in 15 of which PromPeru carries out its main promotion activities.
"We also rely on emerging and potential markets
where we are working with the purpose of reducing the risk of fewer visits and ensuring a steady growth in arrivals," the official noted.
On the other hand, the PromPeru representative remarked Chinese tourist arrivals
in the Andean nation expanded nearly 22% last year.
Similarly, the number of South Korean visitors in Peru
increased by 30%.