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10:39 Promperu, Cusco publicize daily 2500 visitors limit to Machu Picchu
 
Cusco, Jul. 26 (ANDINA). Peru’s export and tourism agency Promperu will support efforts by the regional office of culture in Cusco to publicize both domestically and internationally the limitation of 2,500 visitors per day to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
Tourists at the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, in Cusco. Photo: ANDINA / Percy Hurtado.
Tourists at the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, in Cusco. Photo: ANDINA / Percy Hurtado.

Promperu’s tourism promotion director Rocio Merino said they will do so through the tourism information and assistance service (Iperu) offices and its representatives in the international markets and via the Internet.

In a press release, Merino stated that the master plan of the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu, prepared by the Environment and Culture Ministries, established in 2005 that the maximum number of visitors must not exceed 2500 persons per day.

Moreover, she said that the Culture Ministry has implemented an online ticket system which allows tourists to buy tickets in advance.

With this innovative system all visitors won't exceed the maximum number of visits restricted to ensure the preservation of Machu Picchu. 

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Date: 25/07/2011

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