Fiestas Patrias: Canatur expects tourism to increase 7% this year

The National Chamber of Tourism expects tourism to increase 7% compared to last year’s Fiestas Patrias.


It’s almost that time of year again, Peru’s Independence Day (A.K.A. Fiestas Patrias)! On July 28th, Peru celebrates their 194th anniversary from their independence from Spain.

The National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) announced that they are expecting domestic tourism for the celebratory period to increase between 5%-7% compared to last year, reports Infotur Peru.

Similarly, PromPeru’s predictions for the travel campaign “Y tú qué planes” include an increase of between 10%-15% in sales with tourism operators.

Canatur president, Jorge Jochamowitz, told Infotur Peru that the main destinations for the holiday include Cañete, Paracas, Ica and Nazca of the south and in the north, the beaches of Piura and Tumbes. As for more urban destinations, Canatur expects Cusco and Arequipa to be bustling with movement.

“Operators are preparing and are making adequate promotions to get the flow of tourists to the central jungle to grow, compared with last year’s Independence Day and not with Semana Santa which was very low,” said the Canatur president.

Last year tourism was expected to grow by 3% for Fiestas Patrias.