Gastronomic tourism routes to be promoted in every region of Peru

by Arequipa Travel on March 28, 2009

Rocoto fillerPeru’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) and the Peruvian Gastronomy Association (Apega) will create gastronomic tourism routes in every region of the country with the aim of promoting further development of this sector, reported Tuesday minister Mercedes Aráoz.

“We aim to intensify the regional promotion of the Peruvian gastronomy. For this reason, we are working in collaboration with experts to create the gastronomic tourism routes for each region”, she said to Andina news agency.

According to Aráoz, the creation of these new routes will catch the attention of domestic and foreign tourists, encouraging them to join the new tours linking the local history and typical dishes of the visited places.

“Visitors will be able to know wonderful places such as Puno, Cusco, Arequipa, Tumbes, etc, learn some history of the area, appreciate a mountain or visit an archaeological site”, she stated.

Peruvian cuisine promotion aims to strengthen the national identity, boost our native products, contribute to the economic development of the country, and promote it as a tourist destination with excellent and competitive advantages.

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