Tourist activity in Lima produced 350$ million
According to the figures projected by CANATUR and announced by Carlos Neuhaus, president of the Lima Pan American Games commitee, the success of the Lima 2019 Pan American Games is already showing its first good results. As reported by Carlos Neuhaus, president of the Lima Pan American Games commitee (Copal), the Tourism sector was the most favored since it generated an income of US $ 350 million dollars.
This number was announced by Neuhaus based on the projections of the National Chamber of Tourism of Peru (Canatur). “The impact has been from visits by foreign tourists, use of restaurants (700 thousand portions of food were served), hotels and taxis, which have made four thousand trips,” he said.
It should be noted that 800 thousand tickets were sold for the inauguration, closing and different competitions of the Pan Americans. “It’s almost two national stadiums per day, with peaks for competitions in Paracas, Lunahuaná, Laguna Bujama and Huacho,” he added. Likewise, he specified that, for Parapanamericanos, the sale of 200 thousand tickets is estimated, which would exceed 14 million soles for both modes of Lima 2019.
On the other hand, Sebastián Suito, president of the IPD, informed that the modern infrastructure prepared by the sporting event will strengthen sports such as fronton, surfing and artistic gymnastics. “I have heard a visitor say that Lima is now the capital of sports, so we have to take advantage of that. I wonder, why can’t we organize the Olympic Games later? ”, He stated.