According to the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) Peru will attract more than 4 million foreign visitors this year, even surpassing the 2016 record of 3.75 million tourists.
Eduardo Ferreyros, Peruvian Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, expects that Peru is visited by 600,000 more tourists in 2017 than in the previous year. He additionally is optimistic to reach the goal of Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of 7 million visitors per year by the year 2021.
Moreover, in his opinion even a number of 10 million foreign visitors can be reached as soon the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Callao, the Lima’s gateway to the world, is expanded and the Chinchero International Airport near Cusco is built.
Until construction work is complete, the Peruvian government will invest in more strategic infrastructure to attract more tourists.