Lima was included in the New York Times list of Places to Go This 2020

By: El Comercio

The prestigious American newspaper has shone a light on Peru’s capital city, a place with excellent gastronomy and a rich historic and cultural life.

According to the Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism (PROMPERU), Lima was included in the annual ‘52 places to go in 2020” list, put together by the prestigious American newspaper, The New York Times.

Lima today is arguably the culinary epicenter of South America, a city dotted with celebrity chefs and extravagant plates of extraordinary food,” the news source states, adding that the Peruvian metropolis is a “rich historic and cultural capital filled with picture-perfect squares like Plaza Mayor, museums filled with ancient treasure like Museo Larco and artisan-dotted mansions like Dédalo Arte y Artesania.”

The New York Times, one of the most read newspapers in the world, publishes its “places to go” list each year, emphasizing places that might delight its readers, inspiring and motivating them to go out and explore the world.

“To keep our destinations in the minds of tourists across the world is a task that we work on through MINCETUR and PROMPERU, using intense international promotion campaigns. Tourism is one of our country’s main economic activities, and it benefits a long productivity chain. Thus, this recognition from The New York Times Newspaper should fill all us Peruvians with pride,” stated Luis Torres, the executive president of PROMPERU.

The United States Market

The Unites States is Peru’s second most financially contributing country, and the first in terms of tourism. In 2018, we welcomed 641,280 tourists from the United States, signaling a 7.1% increase from the previous year. This represented a 15% participation from all received arrivals.

Between January and November of last year, there were a total of 598,545 tourists from this part of North America, which signaled a 3% increase in arrivals compared to the same period in 2018.

According to the Foreign Tourist Profile created by PROMPERU, United States tourists generally partake in cultural, nature-based, and adventure activities. Their average expenditure during their stay is of $1,445, and they generate about $769 million annually.

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