Receptive tourism to experience annual 15% growth starting 2018

Peru’s receptive tourism industry would experience an annual sustained growth of 15% starting 2018 if immediate measures are adopted, Lima Convention and Visitors Bureau Chairman Carlos Canales affirmed.

Such measures will have to be implemented during first 100 days of the Kucyznski administration taking office on July 28th.

“If immediate measures are implemented, receptive tourism would experience a 15% growth starting 2018. Likewise, inbound tourism would expand by 10% this year […],” he told Andina news agency.

A tourism growth of 15% would account for close to 4.5% of Peru’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In this sense, he stressed the sector’s relevance in job creation and contribution to domestic economy.

Acceleration in Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport investments, and construction of new Chinchero’s international terminal were considered “priorities” by Canales.

Besides, reducing “red tape” for investments to flow was deemed as urgent.

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