Peru ranked among world’s most important tourist destination

by Arequipa Travel on November 24, 2008

World Travel Market (WTM) in London.

World Travel Market (WTM) in London. (Andina)

Peru ranks among the most important tourist destinations in the world thanks to the worldwide recognition that it has achieved throughout the years, Peru’s Export and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) reported Wednesday.

On this occasion, Peru won four out of ten prizes awarded by the Latin American Travel Association (LATA) based in the United Kingdom.

PromPeru, which main goal is to promote Peru’s exports and tourist attractions, was chosen as the Best Tourism Promotion Office in Latin America.

In addition, the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Lodge, a hotel located in Peru’s Amazon Basin, was named the “Best Lodge in the Jungle”.

Peru’s Aqua Expeditions was also named the “Best Luxury Cruise” for its Amazon River voyages from Iquitos (Loreto) to the National Reserve of Pacaya – Samiria.

Meanwhile, Orient-Express Hotels, Trains and Cruises, which has hotels in Lima (Miraflores Park Hotel), Cusco (Hotel Monasterio), Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge) and the Colca Canyon in Arequipa (Las Pocitas del Colca), was named the Best Hotel Chain.

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Marcia McCalden January 3, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Is there a tourist bus from Arequipa to Puno?

Arequipa January 21, 2009 at 12:07 am

Yes, There are as:

All these companies of buses have exits of Arequipa Cusco – Cusco Arequipa, as well as Arequipa Puno – Puno Arequipa.

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