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According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s International Tourism Highlights 2019 Edition, the number of international arrivals in South America grew at an average annual rate of 5.8% per annum between 2010 and 2018. This is one of the most rapid growth rates in the world, with South Asia, South East Asia and Southern Europe being the only three regions that experienced faster growth.

This report looks at the following areas:

  • What are Peru’s key tourism attractions?
  • Who travels to and within Peru, why and for how long?
  • How do tourists travel around Peru and where do they stay?
  • What might the future trajectory of Peru’s tourism industry be?

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Peru: Key Facts

    • Introduction

      • Data Sources

        • Background

          • History
            • Geography
            • Attractions

                • Amazon rainforest
                  • Peruvian Andes
                    • Beaches
                      • Northern Peru
                        • Lima
                          • Ica
                            • Arequipa and the Colca Valley
                            • Tourism and the Economy

                                • Figure 1: Peru’s GDP, 2010-19
                                • Figure 2: Tourism’s contribution to GDP, Peru, 2011-19
                                • Figure 3: Tourism’s contribution to employment, Peru, 2012-19
                                • Figure 4: International tourism expenditure by quarter, 2015-19
                            • Arrivals

                              • International
                                • Figure 5: International tourist arrivals, 2012-19
                                • Figure 6: International arrivals by top 10 source countries, 2012-19
                              • Domestic
                                • Figure 7: Domestic tourism spending, 2012-19
                            • Market Characteristics

                              • International
                                • Purpose of visit
                                  • Figure 8: International arrivals by main purpose of visit, 2013-19
                                • Seasonality
                                  • Figure 9: International arrivals by month, 2018-19
                                • Length of stay
                                  • Figure 10: Estimated average length of stay, 2019
                                • Domestic
                                  • Purpose of visit
                                    • Figure 11: Purpose of visit for men & women, 2017
                                    • Figure 12: Reason for trip, 2017-19
                                  • Seasonality
                                    • Length of stay
                                      • Figure 13: Average length of stay, 2017-19
                                  • Transport

                                      • Air
                                        • Figure 14: Passenger traffic at Jorge Chavez International Airport, 2016-19
                                        • Figure 15: Passenger movements on domestic & international flights, 2012-19
                                      • Road
                                        • Figure 16: Road network, 2015-18
                                      • Rail
                                        • Sea
                                        • Accommodation

                                            • Figure 17: Tourism accommodation establishments, rooms & bed spaces, 2014-19
                                        • Tourism News

                                            • National Strategic Tourism Plan 2025
                                              • Other tourism news
                                                • Natural disasters
                                                  • Sustainability
                                                    • Awards
                                                      • 2019 Pan American and Parapan Games
                                                      • What Next?

                                                          • Diversification
                                                            • Capacity building
                                                              • Improving competitiveness
                                                                • Wider dispersal of tourists
                                                                  • Tourism industry growth
                                                                      • Figure 18: PENTUR’s projected strategic indicators, 2016-25

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