Peru is the third largest country in South America. It holds many historic and iconic locations. These include Machu Picchu (pictured above), Huayna Picchu, Puka Pukara, Cuzco and Chan Chan to name a few.
This vibrant country boasts of beauty and splendor. The website Culture Trip includes a wonderful article, “Ruins of Civilisation: The Sacred And Historical Sites Of Peru” which details the history of Peru with focus on the spectacular ruins. Thomas Storey explains that,
“Out of all the South American countries, Peru is most densely populated with the ruins of old civilizations, from the more recently conquered Incas to the ancient civilization of the Chavin. These ruins are among the world’s most spectacular, including the incomparable mountain top citadel of Machu Picchu, which has been acclaimed as the one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. We look at ten must-see sites that act as a window to these age-old civilizations.”
It is clear that the ruins are important to Peruvian societies for their historic value but in today’s modern world, it is these sites along with the culture, warm families and overall attractive nature that drives tourism to Peru.
Via today’s ease of use through digital platforms, tourism companies such as, Class Adventure Travel can provide scenic images, history, tourism facts and many other aspects of far away locations. They specifically feel that, “Aside from creating unforgettable travel experiences and working with travelers in customizing their vacation in Peru and Latin America, we truly believe in benefiting local communities in the places we operate.” This is how local companies can contribute to the local wealth of other countries.
The travel business has a huge impact on Peru’s economic success. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council,
Travel & Tourism generated 403,500 jobs directly in 2016 (2.5% of total employment) and this is forecast to grow by 2.4% in 2017 to 413,000 (2.5% of total employment). This includes employment by hotels, travel agents, airlines and other passenger transportation services (excluding commuter services). It also includes, for example, the activities of the restaurant and leisure industries directly supported by tourists.
It is clear that iconic locations such as Machu Picchu continue to drive world tourist to Peru, contributing to their economic well-being. If you are looking to contribute to this country’s economic success, you can do so by packing your bags and taking a breathtaking break right into this unique South American location!
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