Canatur reported that inbound tourism grew 7%, while the national 6% in 2015
Jorge Jochamowitz, president of the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) recently estimated that over 2015 foreign tourism (inbound tourism) have grown an average of seven percent, while domestic tourism and domestic tourism reached six percent.
"Tourism grew in 2015, perhaps not in the way as he was growing two or three years ago, but better than that recorded in 2014," said Jochamowitz.
He further indicated that, on the south side, the cities of Cusco, Arequipa and Ica were the cities most preferred for both tourists and foreign nationals, although the northern beaches had a significant increase over last year.
"Along the southern circuit 2015 remained the preference of tourists compared with other areas of the country such as northern and central jungle," said the president of Canatur.
He further stated that due to the phenomenon of child several promotions to schools who thought travel to areas potentially affected by this phenomenon were suspended, still, tourism is not low, since the child is not having a negative impact like that it was thought.
With respect to the year-end holidays, Jochamowitz added that although in November the northern beaches hotels are like Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque and La Libertad was somewhat low, but in early December, reserves were increasing, to the point that most hotels were full, but despite this significant increase the vast majority of trips year-end were mainly destined for the city of Cusco, Arequipa and Ica, leaving room rise to the northern beaches.