Exhibition about treasures of Peru arouses great expectation in India

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The exhibition “Peru’s Fabulous Treasures” has awakened great expectations in India, said Walter Alva, director of the Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipán. This exhibition, organized and recently inaugurated by the Embassy of Peru and the National Museum of New Delhi, exhibits the most precious cultural treasures of our millenary country.

“Through photographic panels, texts in Hindi and English, replicas of ceramics, videos, reproductions of the main ornaments of Sipán and some original pieces that this museum has preserved for decades, the development of our original cultures is exposed to the Indian community , from Caral to the Incas, “said the Peruvian archaeologist.

He argued that this exhibition is complemented by the presentation of artistic expressions of our cultural miscegenation, such as a series of reproductions of colonial art -principally the painting of the Cusco school- that exhibit the well-known archangels and other religious images.

And finally, the thematic tour concludes with a sample of the ethnographic aspects of our country, in which each region is present with its typical costumes and customs.

“In the case of the first archaeological-historical exhibition carried out by a Latin American country in the Far East, this event is a real success of our embassy – led by Jorge Castañeda Méndez and his team – which marks a great step to improve our cultural and economic relations with this emerging country, which has shown a remarkable commercial increase with Peru in recent years, being the second of the Asian countries with which more goods we exchange, after China, “said Alva.

He recalled that the National Museum of India is one of the most prestigious academic institutions in Asia. Its museum collections host around 200,000 works and its corridors receive an average of 2,000 visitors each day. Going through it means appreciating the most important expressions of art from the millenary Harappa culture to British colonialism.

“The exhibition on Peru has awakened great expectations in the Asian country. It is the meeting between two of the six great foci of civilization of the ancient world, which were born, respectively, with the ceremonial architecture of Caral (5,000 years ago) and with the first urban settlements of Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa Punyab (6,000 years ago ), “Also referred to the famous discoverer of the tomb of the Lord of Sipán, in the Lambayeque region.

“The presentation of Peru in India teaches that with few resources and initiative an objective and didactic sample of our cultural heritage can be organized. It remains to suggest that the Peruvian State organize a complete traveling exhibition that covers the world with the most representative of our heritage. We need to project an authentic and positive image of our country, “said Walter Alva, in an article published in the newspaper El Comercio.

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Promperú promove gastronomia e destinos do país no Brasil

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Por meio da campanha Peru Week 2018, a PromPerú oferecerá pacotes de viagens para incentivar a chegada de turistas do Brasil.

A Comissão para a Promoção do Peru para Exportações e Turismo (Promperú) iniciou o evento Peru Week 2018, por meio do qual oferece pacotes de viagens e passagens aéreas a preços especiais para incentivar a chegada de turistas brasileiros ao Peru. Além disso, menus especiais com descontos em restaurantes peruanos no Brasil também são oferecidos.

O evento está em sua sexta edição e vai até 22 de novembro, com presença em 19 estados brasileiros. Por meio dessa campanha, espera-se ultrapassar um milhão de dólares em vendas de pacotes turísticos e passagens aéreas, informou a Promperú.
Durante a campanha, também oferecemos roteiros relacionados a aventura, cultura, luxo, gastronomia, entre outros destinos que alcançam descontos de até 30%.

O Peru Week é uma plataforma 100% digital, cujo website inclui a lista completa de operadores turísticos e companhias aéreas participantes, bem como todas as informações sobre pacotes de viagens e passagens aéreas. Da mesma forma, a página tem os contatos das empresas e preços, bem como a lista de restaurantes peruanos com seus endereços e menus promocionais

Peru: Entrance to Machu Picchu will be for 4 hours from 2019

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Since the beginning of 2019 the thousands of tourists who enter the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu every day will do so for a maximum of four hours prior registration in order to “improve” the order and …

Since the beginning of 2019, thousands of tourists who enter the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu every day will do so for a maximum of four hours prior registration in order to “improve” the order and experience of visitors, the Ministry of Commerce announced Friday. Exterior and Tourism of Peru. At present, tourists can enter the jewel of tourism in Peru in two large shifts: the first from six in the morning until noon and the second from noon to 5 pm. “We must look for the order. This will improve the tourist experience and preserve our main historical monument, “said Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Rogers Valencia during a public session in the southeastern city of Cusco, the former capital of the Incas. The ministry said in a press release that the new measure has the support of tourist associations and regional authorities. According to data from the Tourism Committee of the Peruvian Unicameral Parliament, Machu Picchu generates revenue to the state for 38.5 million dollars per year. According to official data, Machu Picchu receives some 1.7 million annual visitors, of which more than 800,000 are foreigners. The Inca citadel was built in the 15th century as a religious sanctuary of the Incas and is located in the Amazon southeast of Peru at 2,490 meters.

Belgium’s major travel agencies develop historic trip to Lima and Cusco

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In order for Peru to become a great tourist destination for the visitor from Belgium, representatives of the 14 main travel agencies of that country visit our country within the framework of the EDUCTOUR – FAMTRIP and today they go to the city of Cusco.

Rosario Pajuelo Escobar, director of the Commercial and Tourism Office of Peru in Belgium, said that this first trip is made thanks to the efforts of the private sector, especially the tour operator BTTOURS and Air Europa Belgium.

“The objective of the trip is to provide maximum information about the destination of Peru and the products and services related to its promotion, that is, the cultural richness of Cusco and Lima as a modern and gastronomic city,” he explained.

The Belgian delegation will visit the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, the main tourist attraction icon for European visitors, as well as the Sacsayhuaman fortress, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, among other tourist attractions offered by the imperial city.

Then they will return to our capital city and taste the main dishes and meals of our country.

According to official figures, in 2016, 16,687 tourists from Belgium arrived in our country.

However, Pajuelo Escobar said that figure will definitely be exceeded and proof of this, said that the percentage of issuing tickets or tickets from Belgium to Peru has increased by seven percent in the first 10 months of this year compared of the same period of 2017.

He added that this figure is also due to the large participation of Peru in different fairs in Belgium and Luxembourg.

ATENÇÃO! Entrada de turistas para Machu Picchu será por horas a partir de janeiro

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O ministro do Comércio Exterior e Turismo, Rogers Valencia, durante sua visita à cidade de Cusco, disse que a medida melhorará todos os serviços relacionados à cidade arqueológica.

O governo central tem trabalhado para ordenar a entrada de turistas na cidadela inca de Machu Picchu, anunciou o ministro de Comércio Exterior e Turismo, Rogers Valencia, durante sua visita à cidade de Cusco.

Valência participa da primeira sessão descentralizada e a audiência pública, organizada pela Comissão de Comércio Exterior e Turismo do Congresso da República, afirmou que uma medida central será implementada em 2019.

Ele especificou que, desde janeiro, haverá um programa por hora para a entrada da “Maravilha do Mundo“.

“Isso permitirá melhorar todos os serviços relacionados à principal atração turística do Peru“, disse ele.

Ele explicou que a entrada será feita antes do registro. O resultado será uma experiência melhor para o visitante.

A medida foi coordenada, desenvolvida e promovida pelo Ministério da Cultura, conta também com o apoio da Mincetur, do Ministério do Meio Ambiente, além de autoridades da região, associações de turistas, entre outros.

“Essa ação é fundamental. Precisamos procurar o pedido. Desta forma, melhoraremos a experiência turística e preservaremos nosso principal monumento histórico “, disse o ministro de Mincetur.

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.

104 places to practice adventure sports in Cusco

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The Regional Office of Foreign Trade and Tourism suspended the practice of adventure sports due to accidents that occurred at the beginning of the year. After several months, they approved 104 safe sites.

Cusco One of the favorite activities for foreign tourists who visit Cusco soil is the practice of adventure sports. However, this item had suffered terrible damage due to accidents with deaths that occurred at the beginning of the year.

This generated mistrust and decreased the number of visitors who hired this type of service. Then, due to the harsh criticism, the Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Dircetur) suspended this practice indefinitely.

While the suspension was applied, Dircetur began working on the identification of safe areas for the practice of adventure sports in the imperial region. That in compliance with the regulation that regulates this activity.

After several months of work, Dircetur approved the zoning of 104 sites where adventure sports can be done. For example, canoeing can be practiced on the Vilcanota River in the Quiquijana area and on the Apurímac River in Suycutambo; and zip-line in Maras and other sites in the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Rosendo Baca, head of Dircetur, said that all spaces meet safe conditions for the development of ten types of adventure sports. Highlights zip-line, cycling, boating, climbing, horseback riding and paragliding. The incorporation of other sports will be sought later.

He also said that only 9 travel agencies are authorized to market adventure sports and there are 22 others that processed the license. “Cusco has adventure sports with security,” he said.

To ensure safety there will also be control and surveillance of Dircetur, Police, among other sectors. “We have taken an important step to remove the feeling of insecurity in the practice of adventure sports,” he noted.