Peru tourism officials say a new peak in tourist numbers is set to hit the country in 2020 and 2020 has already been surpassed by the worst disaster in the country’s history.
The ministry of tourism says more than 15 million tourists have visited Peru in the past year and a half, but the number of tourists is set for a total of about 25 million in 2020, which will surpass the worst tourism disaster in Peru’s history and mark a new record.
“We have seen an unprecedented increase in the number and number of foreigners who have visited this country since 2020.
The number of visitors to Peru has surpassed the worst tourist disaster in history,” Tourism Secretary Jose Luis Gómez told reporters in Lima on Tuesday.
Tourism officials warn that this trend will only continue to increase as a global crisis looms.
The government says the crisis will continue to impact tourism and tourism is already the second most important sector of the economy after agriculture.
Gómeez also warned that Peru faces a serious health threat due to a lack of adequate and effective infection control measures and the ongoing threat of pandemic-like epidemics.
“A large proportion of the population is infected with hepatitis B virus, which has a higher mortality rate than tuberculosis,” he said.
“This is because the disease is more contagious in areas where it is more prevalent, and where people are not vaccinated.”
Peru is on track to have a total population of over 21 million by the end of 2020, up from 19.2 million in 2019.
In addition to the number from the tourism industry, a large proportion comes from foreign countries, according to Gómes data.
The country has a population of 1.8 billion, but more than 80 percent of them are foreigners, according the Ministry of Tourism.
“The number of foreign tourists has doubled in recent years.
The average number of visits per tourist has risen from a low of 1,500 to a high of 4,400 people per day.
This has led to a massive increase in domestic tourism,” Gómas said.
The government says a third of the total tourism industry employs people who have not been trained to operate in the tourist industry.
Peru has also seen a rise in foreign tourists.
More than 30,000 foreigners have come to Peru in 2020 alone, up by 60 percent from the same period in 2019, according Góma.
Tourists visiting Peru have also been spending a lot more money on their trips, Góms data shows.
According to Gomes data, average tourist spending on hotels and resorts has risen by over 2,500 percent since the crisis hit.
The average monthly tourist spending for a first-time tourist is USD $2,947, with a total budget of USD $18,621.
Peruvian hotels and the government spend an average of USD 11,824 per tourist on hotels.
The number and cost of meals, travel packages, and other tourist expenses have risen, too, according official figures.
Tourist spending has also risen by around 20 percent on average, which means an increase of about USD 6,000 per month.
The total amount spent on tourism in 2020 is more than twice the amount spent in 2019 and almost three times the amount spending in 2018.
Gomes figures show that tourism spending in 2020 also saw a sharp increase in foreign visitors from Brazil, Peru and the United Arab Emirates.
Perú’s government said it expects to have at least 3 million foreign tourists in 2020.
The latest figures also show that foreign tourists are more likely to come from South America, South Asia, and Asia Pacific regions, with South America being the most popular destination.
According the latest figures, the number who visit Peru from South Asia alone is expected to increase from 7.3 million to 14.9 million people in 2020 in comparison to 6.9 to 6 million in 2021.