Peru, first tourist destination for Japanese visitors in Latin America
Lima, May 09 (ANDINA). Peru is the first tourist destination for Japanese visitors in Latin America, as the country has received a total of 50,000 tourists from Japan, despite the adverse global situation, Peru's National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) reported Wednesday.
President of Canatur, Carlos Canales, noted that Peru registered an increase of tourist arrivals from Japan, despite a decline in other countries.
"We thought that tourist arrivals from Japan will decrease, because there has been a decline of tourist arrivals from this country to other parts of the world, but we see that 50,000 Japanese people have visited our country this year," he noted.
During the official visit of Peru's President Ollanta Humala to Japan and Korea, Canales stated that Peru is promoting its tourist offer in Japan with different investment banks interested to carry out projects in this sector.