The cultural week has begun the 2018 edition of the Art Lima festival was opened by Culture minister Patricia Balbuena’s speech this Wednesday night. This speech highlighted the importance of events like this for the creation of bonds with the global community.
“This kind of events provide an art exchange platform for the ones involved on the art market. 53 Galleries and 17 countries take part of the Art Lima Event, proving that this platform keeps growing and that Peru is part of this Latin American and worldwide network”, said the Minister Balbuena.
Another news given during the opening speech of the Art Lima 2018 Festival, Peru’s attendance to the ARCOmadrid festival, one of the most important Art fairs in the world, was made official.
The festival will be held from April 19th to the 22nd in the “Escuela superior de Guerra del Ejército” a military academy in the Chorrillos district, opening doors to the public from this Thursdays at 2:30 p.m
Source: El Comercio Newspaper
The world tourism organization (UNWTO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) highlighted the “Tingana” rural community tourism project, located on the Moyobamba district region of San Martin, as an outstanding example for the tourism industry and other touristic projects around the world. This Achievement was possible thanks to the community’s exceptional touristic management and natural resource preservation, along with the Ministry of International Commerce and Tourism (MINCETUR) advice.
Tingana is known for their ecotouristic activities, becoming a sanctuary for local wildlife, specially Primates and birds, including endangered species, all protected by the community for the world to appreciate. This management of this income constitute the other ingredient for Tingana’s success, since 10% of the total income is given to the local families (a monthly income of 800 Soles), then 40% for maintenance and business expenses and finally 50% for forest preservation.
The MINCETUR pointed that this achievement was published on the “Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals” develop by both entities, this way Tingana is part of a total of 14 study cases that portrait the importance and potential of sustainable tourism as a mean for sustainable development and inclusive growth in the Americas.
Source: “Gestion” Newspaper
Macchu Picchu came out on the top of the Virtuoso travel dreams tournament 2018, the first contest held by the Virtuoso Travel blog, competition that gathered 16 top destination from around the world, giving the ancient Incan Citadel a bigger spotlight as one of the most desired destinations. After competing for 3 weeks and overcoming 4 voting rounds, our magnificent historic sanctuary surpassed destinations like the Swiss Alps, Paris, Greece, Tuscany and the Galapagos islands, amongst others, winning against New Zealand on the final round. The Virtuoso life Blog described the destination as “the fifteenth-century Incan citadel – is a worthy champion, with its towering green peaks and stunning mazes of plazas, palaces, terraces, and temples. Whether you choose to train it or trek it to this mystic city, Machu Picchu definitely deserves its dream trip status.” On its final announcement of the contest. The national office of Exports and tourism promotion PROMPERU announced the existence of the contest and encouraged travelers to vote for our destination, the same that is listed on the UNESCO world heritage list.
Thanks to this achievement, Macchu Picchu will have a special feature on the next edition of the virtuoso life magazine, published by the Virtuoso network the one that gathers the best luxury travel agencies in US and over 17 and half thousand-travel advisors worldwide. This recognition adds up the series of honors the Incan citadel has achieved on recent years thanks to the large number of articles that classify it as one of the best places to visit and a must go destination. On the other hand, the citadel is one of the most posted places on Instagram, social network that tells multiple stories of users having their breaths taken away by beauty of the citadel.
As PROMPERU recently announced, 2017 was the year were Peru was consolidated as the favorite destination in South America for American Visitors with 598 685 arrivals, surpassing Colombia and Brazil that come on Second and Third place respectively. According to the International tourist profile, the US visitor spends around US$ 1485, meanwhile other international guests spend an average of US$ 964, money usually spent on activities focused on culture, nature and adventure.
Trujillo received over 35 thousand visitors not only from Peru, but also from Japan, USA and Canada on this last Eastern eve. These guests enjoyed the multiple touristic options our city offers, in addition to the extra security brought up during the travelers season, as it was announced by Miriam Gayoso, the head of the tourism Office of Trujillo’s City Hall.
The Trujillo’s City hall on its own behalf organized the ‘Circuito Turístico de Iglesias por Semana Santa’ a touristical circuit designed for the architectural and historical appreciation of the old temples used for the evangelization of natives on the province. The visited sites were the “Señor de Huaman” temple on the Victor Larco District, “Divino Salvador” on Mansiche Avenue, “San Jose” on the road to Huanchaco right next to Chan Chan remaining and “Nuestra Señora del Socorro” on top of Huanchaco Beach.
“This is the second time a temple only tourist circuit is held, there are 132 Beneficiaries of these visits to the these buildings originally created with a Native evangelization porpoise back on colonial times”, manifested Miram Gayoso
The tourism officer also congratulated the citizens that took part of these visits since this show how Trujillo’s inhabitants are becoming even more interested on their Heritage. In that context, she also announced a patriotic route on the making, ready for the Independence Day eve.