Peru, the third largest country in South America that’s bigger than France, Germany, Italy, Netherland and Switzerland combined, has now decided to aggressively pursue the Indian outbound market. Participating at India’s biggest travel trade exhibition organised by UBM India namely SATTE 2017, Luis M Cabello, Economic and Commercial Counsellor, Peru shared that its the third edition of this travel exhibition, where Peru started as a visitor and graduated to stand.
Having got a fair idea into the potential of the Indian outbound Market, Cabello hopes Peru will surely double the number of Indian visitor arrivals in 2017 from present ten thousand arrivals. “Peru is bordered to the north by Ecuador and Colombia, to the east by Brazil and Bolivia, to the south by Chile and to the west by the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Our Machu Picchu is part of the imagination of millions of travellers from all over the world, who intend to venture down the Inca Trail for witnessing one of the world’s most extraordinary monuments. I am sure more and more Indian’s will be part of this movement as we increase our presence in the Indian market. Today, I think time has come for us to further invest from a stall to a full fledged pavilion in next edition of SATTE,” he said.
“Peru is a perfect destination for discerning Indian travellers keen on experimental tourism. Peruvians are proud of their cultural and ethnic identity, and festivals and traditions that are everyday affairs, strengthening personal links, revitalising great pilgrimages and helping to appreciating nature. An Agro-Tourism based itinerary centred around in Porcon Farm in Cajamarca’s northern highlands, or an itinerary built around the heritage trails of Ollantaytambo the old residential and religious complex considered a living Inca town, will be ideal for Indian travellers. These travel plans will cover several ecological zones, as well as archaeological sites of great attraction and get them in contact with the local culture through handicrafts, typical foods, traditional festivals and Andean rites,” Cabello added.
On top of it all, Indians will love to experience the Peruvian Cuisine which is not mere the best cuisine of Latin America, but also is amongst the best of the World, alongside the Chinese, Italian and the French cuisines. According to Cabello, the culinary history of Peru goes back to the Pre-Inca and Inca times with original products such as the potato and corn, which constitute great contributions to the World.