Cajamarca to receive 250,000 tourists in 2010

Cajamarca will receive nearly 250,000 domestic and foreign tourists this year, 40,000 more visitors than in 2009, regional tourism director Julio Palacios Matute said Wednesday.

He pointed out that there are good conditions to attract that number of tourists thanks to improvements performed at Cajamarca-Ciudad de Dios highway, and the air access with 3 airlines: LC Busre, LAN Peru and Star Peru.

"Also, we organize constant promotion campaigns in tourist fairs of Lima and others cities of the country, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Trade, thanks to the support of Peru's Tourism and Export Promotion Board (PromPeru)."

He said that there are 3 seasons when they receive more tourists: the traditional festival of carnival to be held next February; Holly Week celebrations in April and the National Holiday in July.
He said that from October to December, this area is visited by thousands of students in the traditional promotion trip once they finish the primary education and high school.
Palacios added that 210,000 tourists arrived last year and that visitors usually arrive to places like BaƱos del Inca thermal baths, Porcon Farm, colonial churches, among others.

Publication: Andina - English Newswire

Provider: Andina
January 7, 2010

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