Over 300,000 tourists flocked to alternative sites to Machu PicchuPosted by in Uncategorized
A total of 302,035 foreign and domestic tourists visited the alternative sites to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu between January and July, which represents an increase of 16 percent, Cusco’s Committee on Tourist-Cultural Integrated Services (Cosituc) said Thursday.
Cosituc is the organization responsible for the collection, administration and distribution of resources obtained from the sale of Cusco’s Tourist Ticket, which offers 16 attractions located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the South Valley and the Imperial City.According to a report, out of the total number of visitors, 240,608 were foreign and 61,427 domestic.
Cosituc manager Orlando Olivera reported that foreign tourists who arrived in Cusco came mainly from North America, Europe and Latin America, who showed great interest in the archaeological sites.
The arrival of tourists generated revenues of US$10’203,021 from the sale of Cusco’s Tourist Ticket.