12 Jul 2013 11:19

LIMA, July 11 (BERNAMA-NNN-ANDINA) -- About 2.15 million tourists are expected to travel around Peru during the national holidays from July 27-30, according to the National Chamber of Commerce, Production, Tourism and Services (Perucamaras).

Following a 4-day break on account of St. Peter and St. Paul's Day in late June, Peruvians can look forward to another long holiday weekend this month. July 30 has been declared a non-working day for the public sector because of the July 28-29 national holidays marking Peru's independence from Spain.

Perucamaras said that domestic tourism would grow 4.4 per cent over the long holiday weekend compared with last year, with 1.2 million people expected to leave the capital Lima these days.

During this time, the regions that would report more visitors are Arequipa, La Libertad, Junin, Ancash, Ica, Piura and Cusco. Meanwhile, Lima and the neighbouring port city of Callao would receive 1.03 million tourists from all parts of Peru.

The Peruvian government has long been implementing holiday economics to boost local tourism in all regions of the country.