Though the city of Cusco may be officially out of the running for a “7 Wonders Cities” title, both the city and the region of Cusco are going strong and attracting more tourists than ever before.
According to Andina news agency, Cusco’s regional president Jorge Acurio Tito annonced figures indicating that 2,280,000 tourists visited Cusco in 2013, which represents a 14% increase over 2012 figures.
This represents an increase by 14% in tourists traveling to the region of Cusco.
Acurio told Andina that “Now, almost at the end of the year, the balance is very positive, as we’ve raised tourist arrivals by around 14%, and that’s thanks to a series of actions undertaken by both the Regional Government and the National Government, and the widespread promotion of destinations [in Cusco].”
Acurio is optimistic about the future of the región, telling Andina that the continuing work will ensure Cusco’s prominent place in the South American tourist circuit for years to come. “We’re working on diverse infrastructure projects, we’ve been diversifying the offers for tourists here because we have lots of different archaeological attractions like Choquequirao, the Sacred Valley, and others; so now we’re preparing to raise the bar for service to tourists,” explained Acurio.