Peru Travel Mart 2019 expects to generate profits of more than 22 million in the country’s tourism sector
The 26th edition of Peru Travel Mart (PTM 2019) expects to achieve between 21.5 million and 22.3 million euros of economic impact in Peru’s tourist sector, according to data from the Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Export and Tourism (Promperu).
Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister (Mincetur), Edgar Vásquez, has officially presented this event, which is considered the main tourist negotiation exchange in Peru. Tourism is one of the main economic activities in Peru, contributing 3.9% of the national GDP and generating more than 1.4 million jobs.
The event, which will take place from May 17 to 20 at the Jockey Convention Center, has the participation of 161 buying companies from 27 countries, a figure that represents 30% more than that registered in 2018, in addition to the 130 Peruvian businessmen who were called to this appointment.
Of the 161 registered tour operators, 124 are new international participants. Likewise, 61 correspond to the luxury segment, 19 are from MICE (conferences, exhibitions, congresses and events) and 11 are corporations.
Peru Travel Mart new edition is organized by Promperú and the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur), with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) and the Commercial Offices of Peru Abroad (OCEX).
Within the framework of the event there will be a business conference, a ‘Speed Networking’, familiarization trips, educational tours and training seminars on community tourism and the Noramazonic route, with the aim of diversifying the offer of destinations, strengthening the knowledge of the same in the international commercial channel.
Among the activities, the familiarization and educational trips that more than 70 international tour operators from the main markets that send tourists to Peru will take place in nine regions of the national territory.
In addition, cultural destinations such as Caral, Kuélap, Ruta Moche, Cusco and those of nature, such as Paracas, Iquitos, Puerto Maldonado and the natural areas protected by the Peruvian State, which represent 17% of the national territory, will have a special participation.