Sunday, June 14, 2009

Colca Valley tourism grew by 9% in Jan-May period

Tourist arrivals to Colca Valley in Arequipa increased by 9 percent during the first five months of the year compared to the same period in 2008, the Head of Autonomous Authority of Colca (Autocolca) Jose Luis Talavera said Wednesday.
He said that over 48,000 visitors arrived to Colca Canyon from January to May 2009; 39,000 of whom were foreign tourists and 9,000 were nationals.

Talavera added that despite the international crisis, tourist arrivals to Colca have increased thanks to a series of promotional campaigns aimed at supporting this area in the New Seven Wonders of Nature online voting competition.As part of another promotional campaign, Talavera presented on Wednesday the 'traveling bus' equipped with 14 computers. This vehicle, provided by the National University of St. Augustin of Arequipa (UNSA), will tour different districts around Arequipa to encourage people to vote for Colca Canyon.
The Colca Canyon, located in the Arequipa province of Caylloma, moved up one place to second in Group D, which includes caves, rock formations and valleys.
Tours to the Colca Canyon, click here

Source: Andina


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