Yes. In 2019, Peru welcomed 5.28 million tourists, which fell to 1.12 million tourists in 2020. The country ranked 92nd in the world in that year.
What is the tourism trend in Peru?
In February 2023, there were 156,922 visitor arrivals in Peru, up from 143,058 persons in the previous month. This is a good recovery but still well below the highest monthly visitor arrivals in July 2019, when 412,415 arrivals were recorded.
Which country visits Peru the most?
Arrivals from the United States have recovered to 177 thousand in 2021, making them the country that currently visits Peru the most. They represent 39.8% of total tourists to Peru.
Peru Travel & Tourism Key Stats
In 2019, Peru welcomed 5.28 million tourists, which fell to 1.12 million tourists in 2020. The country ranked 92nd in the world in that year.
Arrivals from the United States recovered to 177 thousand in 2021, representing 39.8% of total tourists to Peru.
There were 48.6 million domestic overnight tourists in Peru in 2019.
The overall travel & tourism market in Peru is projected to reach a revenue of $1.84 billion in 2023.
Between 2023 and 2027, the Peruvian travel and tourism revenue is expected to grow at an annual rate of 5.26%, resulting in $2.26 billion by 2027.
The largest age group of tourists in Peru are 25 to 34 year-olds (37.3%).
In 2022, travellers in Peru stayed an average of 8.31 days.
91.21% of all trips taken to Peru in 2022 are made for leisure purposes, while only 8.79% are business trips.
As of 2022, there are 1,740 hotel establishments in Peru.
Peru Inbound Tourism Travel Statistics
How many tourists visit Peru in a year?
1. In February 2023, exactly 156,922 visitor arrivals were recorded, up from 143,058 persons in the previous month.
2. The highest visitor arrivals in Peru in a month was in July 2019, when 412,415 arrivals were recorded.
3. Meanwhile, the lowest was in September 2020, with 0 visitor arrivals.
4. In 2019, Peru welcomed 5.28 million tourists, which fell to 1.12 million tourists in 2020. The country ranked 92nd in the world in that year.
5. Arrivals from the United States recovered to 177 thousand in 2021, representing 39.8% of total tourists to Peru.
6. Meanwhile, Chilean tourists, historically the highest source market for Peruvian tourism, remained low (37 thousand in 2021 compared to 1.2 million in 2019).
7. In 2021, Colombia is the second biggest source market for tourism in Peru, with 41 thousand visitors.
In comparison, there were 224 thousand Colombian visitors in Peru in 2019.
Domestic Tourism in Peru
How many domestic tourists are there in Peru?
8. There were 48.6 million domestic overnight tourists in Peru in 2019.
9. The number of overnight domestic visitors decreased to 14.4 million in 2020 because of the Coronavirus pandemic and remained low at 15.6 million in 2021.
10. When taking into account overnight as well as same-day visitors, there were 135 million total domestic trips in Peru in 2019.
11. In 2019, there were 291.6 million nights spent by domestic visitors in travel accommodations in Peru.
12. In 2017, almost 59% of domestic travellers in Peru said they traveled to visit family members.
13. 35.2% of domestic tourists travelled for holiday purposes, while 14% of them travelled for work.
Outbound Tourism from Peru
How often to Peruvians travel internationally?
14. There were 3.6 million total international departures from Peru in 2019.
15. The top destination for tourists from Peru is Chile, to which 1.4 million trips were taken in 2019.
16. Meanwhile, the second most popular international travel destination for Peruvians is the US, with 325 thousand arrivals.
17. Outbound tourists from Peru recorded a total international expenditure of $3.67 million in 2019.
18. There were 8,400 Peruvian tourists visiting Israel in 2019, an increase from 6,800 in 2018.
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