Peru Sees 13% Increase in Foreign Visitors in 2016

In December 2016, Peru saw a 13% increase in foreign visitors, with more than 404,000 individuals landing at Lima’s Jorge Chavez International airport.

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Peru has been attracting more foreign visitors, according to the country’s National Institute of Statistics and Information (INEI).

In December 2016, the country saw a 13% increase in foreigners arriving, with more than 404,000 individuals landing at Lima’s Jorge Chavez International airport.

Despite more incoming foreigners, there was a 3.1% decrease in those arriving with work visas, according to INEI.

Of those recorded, 26.4% of arrivals were from the United States, 8.1% were Chilean, 7.7% Colombian, 7.4% Argentinian, and 6.4% Spanish, rounding out the top five nationalities that visited.

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Furthermore, over 298,000 Peruvians traveled abroad that month, a 7% increase as compared to the previous year. The principal destination was the United States (27.4%), followed in popularity by Spain (11%) and Chile (10.3%).

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