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WTA takes Central and South American Gala to Peru

World Travel Awards (WTA), heads for Lima, Peru, to make history, for this is where the Central and South America Gala ceremony will be held for the first time on July 20, 2013.

ICTP says Peru’s visa initiative is a smarter way to move...

The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) today expressed its strong support for the ministerial initiative of Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia to create a common smart visa regime.

Three Latin American countries collaborate on smart visa system

LIMA, Peru - Gathered today in Lima at the World Economic Forum’s Travel & Tourism Summit, ministers of tourism and government representatives from the tourism sector of Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador

Family-oriented travel experiences in demand for Peru

Responding to increasing demand for family-oriented experiences in Peru, Aracari Travel [ ] has developed two itineraries [

Case resolved after eTN Readers made urgent appeal to find missing...

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. The American couple that had gone missing in Peru has been found safe, Peru's Ministry of Tourism and Commerce told CNN Tuesday.

Minister: Peru to exceed its 2013 foreign tourist target

LIMA, Peru - Peru should exceed this year its foreign tourist target of three million this year, stated the Peruvian Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Jose Luis Silva, while stressing that Americ

Peru expecting 10 million international visitors by 2020

LIMA, Peru - The Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) has predicted that Peru will receive ten million tourists by 2020, potentially making the Peruvian hospitalit

Earthquake rocks Peru’s tourist region of Cusco

LIMA, Peru - A magnitude 5.2 earthquake shook Peru's tourist region of Cusco, home to the Inca site Machu Picchu, though there were no immediate reports of damage, seismologists said Sunday.

Peru aiming to attract 6 million tourists by 2016

LIMA, Peru - Peru is aiming to attract 6 million tourists by 2016, according to Carlos Canales, head of the National Chamber of Tourism.

Peru opens up ancient Incan site to visitors

LIMA, Peru - Peru has opened up a tourist attraction in which hikers view a site that held an oracle consulted by Incan leaders pondering big decisions such as whether to go to war.

Can Peruvian food save the world? Top celebrity chefs say yes

WASHINGTON, DC — With Washington DC’s first Cebiche & Pisco Party, held at the Inter-American Development Bank, Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism, along with PromPeru and the Embassy

Bodies of 2 US climbers found on glacier-capped Peruvian peak

LIMA, Peru - The bodies of two American climbers who perished on their way down from Peruvian peak in mid-July have been found by the searchers .

Peruvian police: No survivors in helicopter crash

Rescue teams in Peru were working to recover the bodies of 14 people who died when a helicopter crashed last week in a remote, mountainous area, police said Sunday.

Peru’s popularity with tourists soars

LONDON, England - Peru is set to become one of the most popular destinations of 2012 as tourists from around the world flock to sample the delights of this exotic country and its excellent tourist ame

Tourist snaps stunning pictures of unrecorded Indian tribe

A curious little boy from a previously unrecorded Indian tribe peers tentatively from the bushes to catch what was most probably his first every glimpse of outsiders.

Peru tourist numbers to increase 14 percent in 2012

LIMA, Peru - The Lima Chamber of Commerce (CCL) said on Thursday that it expected the number of tourists visiting Peru to rise between 12 and 14 percent in 2012, as a result of more visitors from Lati

Peru climbs Country Brand Index rankings

LIMA, Peru – PromPerú, the Peru Export and Tourism Promotion Board, recently announced that the FutureBrand 2011-2012 Country Brand Index has indicated that Peru has moved up three spots to number

Over 100 people injured, no deaths reported in Peru earthquake

LIMA, Peru - 134 homes were destroyed and 103 people were injured during a 6.9-magnitude quake just off the central coast, Peruvian officials said on Saturday.

6.9 earthquake shakes Peru

At 1854 UTC on Friday, October 28, 2011, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake shook Peru. The center of the quake was located 32 miles SSW of the town of Ica, and 178 miles SSE of the capital of Lima.

Hundreds of foreigners barred from entering Machu Picchu

Peru's extravagant celebrations of the centenary of the rediscovery of Machu Picchu descended into farce this week, after a bureaucratic wrangle that saw hundreds of tourists from around the world bar

Tourists can win free travel to Machu Picchu

LIMA, Peru - Tourists all around the world will be able to return all-expenses paid to the Incan citadel by participating in the photography contest named "I was in Machu Picchu" until July 31.

Westin Hotels makes landmark debut in South America

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Accelerating its global portfolio growth, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Peru ascends in world’s tourism ranking

Peru advanced five spots in the 2011 World Economic Forum’s ranking of competitiveness in the travel and tourism industry, moving from 74th place in 2009 to 69th this year among a total of 129 count

Yale returns Machu Picchu artifacts to Peru

After nearly 100 years, a large collection of artifacts from Machu Picchu will be returned to Peru.

Peru plague outbreak

Peru Health Minister Oscar Ugarte says authorities are screening sugar and fish meal exports from the Ascope province, located about 325 miles (520 kms) northwest of Lima.

Machu Picchu reopens for tourists

MACHU PICCHU, Peru — Tourists returned to the Machu Picchu temples in Peru which was closed for two months after deadly storms destroyed the main access to the site.

Peru extends Cusco Pone campaign to boost tourism

Lima - Peru’s Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry is considering to extend the campaign “Cusco Pone” until April given the successful results registered since it was launched last week, to encour

Machu Picchu to reopen to tourists on April 1

Peru’s government plans to reopen the Machu Picchu citadel to tourists on April 1 as floodwaters recede from the 15th-century Inca ruins, the Andean country’s Trade and Tourism Minister Martin Per

Peru campaigns to bring tourists back to Cuzco

Peru's government is cutting air fares and hotel rates hoping to draw tourists to the Incan city of Cuzco even though the country's top tourist destination, the nearby Machu Picchu fortress, remains i

With Machu Picchu closed to tourists Peru’s GDP suffers

Peru’s government will help repair the privately owned rail line that takes tourists to the Machu Picchu ruins in a bid to limit economic losses for the country that could reach $800 million.