Minsetur: Cuzco is considered the second region that contributes the most to the economy Minister Elizabeth Galdo | Peru

Cuzco Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister (it will break), Elizabeth GaldoDuring his presentation at the “Third Decentralized Meeting of National Accord”.

The head of Mincetur highlighted that the region exported a total of S$ 4,831 million in exports, mainly natural gas, coffee, cocoa, quinoa, giant corn, woolen garments and minerals such as copper, molybdenum and gold. He also noted that exports of copper, molybdenum and cocoa beans in the international market have increased and recorded US$ 769 million in the first two months of this year.

“Cusco brings us together to work collaboratively from three levels: government, private sector, academia and civil society to promote the progress and prosperity of our country. The region is a major producer of inbound tourism and Peru's exports to the world,” he noted.

Along these lines, he said, the dynamism of the tourism sector in recent months. In 2023, the Velasco Astete International Airport Cusco recorded a 5.4% increase in tourist arrivals. Meanwhile, the archaeological sanctuary of Machu Picchu received 955,741 tourists, of which 69.3% were foreigners and 30.7% were nationals.

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Tourism in 2024

Inbound tourism grew by 62.4% in the first quarter of the year, Minister Galto said. So much so recorded 120,780 viewers, a 67% increase compared to the same period last year.

“We at Minsetur consider to develop new tourism in the country, Chokukrav He presents himself as a remarkable candidate. Likewise, in the field of foreign trade, competitiveness is promoted by providing companies with tools to improve their productivity,” he said during his speech.

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Argument with journalists

During his visit to the region, the Minister of State got into an argument with local journalists.

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“Why do you accept the position of minister?” asked a reporter, angering the minister, who replied, “Proudly”: taking the microphone from her and letting it fall to the floor. What did they report?

National Association of Journalists of Peru (ANB) spoke on the matter, dismissing the minister's reaction. “This level of tolerance is inappropriate for someone who holds public office and is subject to citizen scrutiny,” he asserted.

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