Lima accounts for over a half of Peru´s tourism
Lima accounts for 59 percent of Travel & Tourism GDP in Peru, as the city is a pivotal hub and gateway to the rest of the country, with 90 percent of visitors to Peru spending at least one night in the capital, revealed a new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Latin America City Travel & Tourism Impact.
Latin America City Travel & Tourism Impact is one of a series of reports by WTTC which looks at the contribution of Travel & Tourism to city economies and job creation. The study covers 65 cities, six of which are in Latin America.
Travel & Tourism contributes 4.6 percent of Lima’s GDP, a total of US$4.5bn in 2016. International spend is responsible for 35.4 percent of tourism revenue, and the United States tops the source market list (25 percent), followed by Argentina (7 percent), Brazil (6 percent), Spain (5 percent) and Mexico (4 percent).
The total contribution of Peru´s Travel & Tourism to GDP was PEN66.2bn (US$19.6bn), 10.1 percent of GDP in 2016. The total contribution of Travel & Tourism to employment, including jobs indirectly supported by the industry, was 8.2 percent of total employment (1,3 million jobs). Over the next ten years, 552,000 new jobs are expected to be created through Travel & Tourism activity in Peru.