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Travel and Tourism - Peru - May 2010

Peru is a resource-rich country whose main exports (minerals, petroleum products) generated US$20.52 billion in 2009. International visitors generate only a fraction of that, nonetheless, they represent the second-largest source of foreign exchange (after exports) for Peru. In 2009, international visitors spent US$2.42 billion – 41% more than in 2005.

Moreover, the tourism sector is growing. In 2009, Peru attracted 2.5 million overseas visitors (up from 1.5 million in 2005) making it the fourth most popular destination in South America after Brazil, Argentina and Chile.

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Table of contents

  1. Peru

    • Introduction

      • Data Sources

        • Background

          • History
            • Geography
            • Attractions

                • Centre
                  • Lima
                    • South
                      • Arequipa
                        • Cusco, the Sacred Valley and the Inca Trail
                          • Figure 1: Domestic and international arrivals at Machu Picchu, 2005-09
                        • North
                          • Iquitos
                          • Tourism and the Economy

                              • Figure 2: International tourism receipts, 2005-09
                              • Figure 3: Travel and tourism economy showing direct/indirect impact on employment and GDP, 2005-09
                          • Arrivals

                            • International
                              • Figure 4: Leading South American destinations for overnight international visitors (over 500,000 visitors annually), 2005-09
                              • Figure 5: International tourist arrivals, by place of residence, 2005-09
                            • Domestic
                              • International
                                • Purpose of visit
                                  • Seasonality
                                    • Figure 6: International tourist arrivals, by month, 2005-09
                                  • Length of stay
                                    • Domestic
                                      • Purpose of visit
                                        • Figure 7: Motivations for taking a holiday in Peru, 2008-09
                                      • Seasonality/length of stay
                                      • Transport

                                        • Air
                                          • Figure 8: Passengers movements (domestic & international) at Jorge Chavez International Airport, 2005-09
                                        • Road
                                          • Rail
                                            • Sea
                                            • Accommodation

                                                • Figure 9: Accommodation, showing the increase in the number of establishments (all categories) and beds, 2005-09
                                            • Tourism News

                                                • Tourism promotion
                                                • What Next?

                                                  Travel and Tourism - Peru - May 2010

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