Cusco: Inca Trail seeks to be recognized as a sustainable tourism destination

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The National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State (Sernanp) has presented an initiative before TourCert so that the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu can obtain the international certification of a sustainable tourism destination, said the Andina news agency.

TourCert is a German organization specializing in certification and advice on corporate responsibility and sustainable tourism.

The Inca Road Network would benefit from this international recognition, since it would position it as a leading destination not only in Peru, but also worldwide.

One of the objectives of this certification is to strengthen the involvement of society in the care of this natural area, which represents one of the main attractions of the imperial city of Cusco.

In order to achieve this, certain steps must be followed that will have to do with the quality and sustainability aspects of the Inca Trail, based on the global criteria that exist on social responsibility and sustainable tourism in order to obtain this recognition.

As is known, on July 7, 2007, Machu Picchu was chosen as one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World. It is considered the most tourist place of the city of Cusco and also of the whole Peru. According to data from the report of Promperú and the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur), in 2017 Machupicchu received 1 million 411 thousand 279 tourists, of these 76% were foreigners and 24% were nationals.

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