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Peru Sees 13% Increase in Foreign Visitors in 2016

Peru has been attracting more foreign visitors, according to the country’s National Institute of Statistics and Information (INEI).

In December 2016, the country saw a 13% increase in foreigners arriving, with more than 404,000 individuals landing at Lima’s Jorge Chavez International airport.

Despite more incoming foreigners, there was a 3.1% decrease in those arriving with work visas, according to INEI.

Of those recorded, 26.4% of arrivals were from the United States, 8.1% were Chilean, 7.7% Colombian, 7.4% Argentinian, and 6.4% Spanish, rounding out the top five nationalities that visited.

Furthermore, over 298,000 Peruvians traveled abroad that month, a 7% increase as compared to the previous year. The principal destination was the United States (27.4%), followed in popularity by Spain (11%) and Chile (10.3%).

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Matt Kendall

During his 2+ years as Chief Editor at Nearshore Americas, Matt Kendall operated at the heart of both the Nearshore BPO and IT services industries, reporting on the most impactful stories and trends in the sector.

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