Iquitos, Loreto, Sep. 25 (ANDINA). On the occasion of the World Tourism Day, the jungle city of Iquitos, capital of Peru's Loreto region, will welcome all tourists who arrive at the Francisco Secada airport until Tuesday, September 27, with crafts and typical dishes.
The director of trade, tourism and handicrafts, Norma Cordova, said this initiative aims to pay homage to visitors, make them feel at home and send a good impression in order to have a positive effect on tourist arrivals.
"We have prepared some surprises, for instance, some representative elements of the jungle which will be placed in the luggage area," Cordova told Andina.
Among the regional crafts to be featured there are the creations made with vegetable fibers, ceramics and wood carvings.
Meanwhile, the typical dishes to be served are the "juanes" and the popular "tacacho con cecina."
The official remarked that a swearing-in ceremony of 46 school clubs of Loreto, composed by some 1400 students trained in tourism services, will also be part of this event.
Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization celebrates the World Tourism Day on September 27.
The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide.