According to BCR, tourism to Machu Picchu would have grown by 11.82%
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The BCR announced that in the first 8 months of the year (January - August), which is the period of study, tourism to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu would have gone from 843,656 tourists in 2015 to 943,412 tourists in 2016. That growth had reached more than 11.82%, on the other hand, of the 943,000 visitors to the Sacred City of the Incas 676,335 were Foreigners and only 267,077 correspond to the National visitors; Where in general terms and making a quick and cold comparative we would have to say that of every 10 visitors 7 are International and only 3 are national.
Compared with last year in the same period of time, in 2015 the number of foreign tourists was 618,897 tourists, while in 2016 it would have reached 676,335 international tourists, which in figures represents a growth in international tourism towards Inca citadel of Machu Picchu of 9.28%; Similarly, local tourism in 2015 would have reached 224,759 national tourists, while this year they reached 267,077 which represents a significant increase in the number of national tourists of 18.8%.
A separate point is the income generated by the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, which would have increased by more than 2 million soles, which would represent a growth of 11.7%, while the income generated by the entrances to Machu Picchu increased by 10 Millions of soles, from 91 to 101 million with respect to the period January to August 2015, this change would represent a growth of 11.2%; In this way, revenues generated by both routes totaled an income of 120 million soles, an increase of 11.3%, according to figures from the Regional Directorate of Culture and Integrated Cultural Tourism Services Committee - Cusco (DRC-CONSITUC).
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