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The prestigious luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Condé Nast (CN) Traveler announced the results of its annual 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. Peru and many Peruvian brands scored extremely well.
Over the past two decades Peru has seen an incredible increase in visitor numbers. And this trend continued in 2018.
Machu Picchu, declared Peruvian Historic Sanctuary (1981) and UNESCO World Heritage Site (1983) and voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World (2007), was built by the Incas in the 15th century on a mountain ridge in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru in the Cusco region.
Plans for building a cable car up to Machu Picchu might be off the table, Peruvian Minister of Culture, Roger Valencia, disclosed.
Last Friday Sky Airline Peru, a subsidiary of the Chilean low-cost carrier Sky, received the permission to start its commercial operations in Peru from the General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics (Dirección General de Aeromáutica Civil - DGAC), the main authority in the country that regulates air transport.
Peru’s first low-cost airline Viva Air Peru, which started operation in the country in May 2017, gets stiff competition in 2019. Sky Airlines, the Chilean low-cost carrier, enters the Peruvian domestic flight market promising even lower ticket prices than the competitor.
Last weekend the elite of the travel industry gathered for the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2018 at the historic Pátio da Galé in Lisbon, Portugal to find out which of the world’s leading hotels, destinations, airlines, travel providers and brands had been awarded this year’s renowned world title.
Peru’s first low-cost airline Viva Air Peru, co-owned by Europe’s biggest budget carrier Ryanair, started operation in the country in May 2017 with the promise to shake up the domestic market, offer affordable prices and next to the main destinations also serve lesser frequented ones. And so far they kept their promises.
Peru’s hotel group, Libertador Hotels, Resorts & Spas has announced the opening of the 164-room Aloft Hotel Lima in the Miraflores district. This property is the first Aloft hotel in Peru and features the typical bold Aloft’s signature stylish design, unique live music programming and tech-forward features such as keyless entry.
With the aim of better coping with the increasing number of visitors and improving the tourist flow at Peru’s most popular attraction, a further defined system to enter Machu Picchu will be introduced on January 1, 2019.