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Region threatens strike over Peru’s new Machu Picchu airport
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 31, 2017 1 comment

Region threatens strike over Peru’s new Machu Picchu airport

Residents in Peru’s southern state of Cusco have threatened protests which could affect Machu Picchu tourism over the government’s delay in starting construction of the Chinchero airport. Peru’s government under  Full Article »

Peru: protest shuts down Machu Picchu tourism for two days
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 17, 2016 4 comments

Peru: protest shuts down Machu Picchu tourism for two days

A protest by hundreds of residents of a village below Machu Picchu in southern Peru blocked a key railroad, preventing thousands of tourists from visiting the Inca ruins. The Machupicchu  Full Article »

Tourist struck by lightning at Machu Picchu in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 25, 2016 Leave a comment

Tourist struck by lightning at Machu Picchu in Peru

A Spanish tourist and a Peruvian national were struck by lightning while visiting the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Cusco on Monday. Spanish citizen Maria Mendez and her Peruvian  Full Article »

Peru nominated for 19 World Travel Awards in 2015
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 29, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru nominated for 19 World Travel Awards in 2015

Peru received 19 World Travel Award nominations including best food, best tourist attraction and best urban getaway. Peru will compete to win the World’s Best Culinary Destination for a fourth consecutive year  Full Article »

Peru repeals tourism privatization law after protests
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 23, 2015 1 comment

Peru repeals tourism privatization law after protests

Peru’s Congress repealed a law which would allow states to license private companies to manage historic archaeological sites. After a two-day protest paralyzed tourism in the city of Cusco, the  Full Article »

Protest in southern Peru paralyzes Machu Picchu tourism
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 22, 2015 2 comments

Protest in southern Peru paralyzes Machu Picchu tourism

A regional protest in Peru’s Cusco state has blocked transit from the Cusco airport and stopped the train which services the Machu Picchu ruins. Last month Peru enacted a law  Full Article »

Private companies to manage Peru’s archaeological sites
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 28, 2015 Leave a comment

Private companies to manage Peru’s archaeological sites

Peru enacted a law last week which will allow private companies to provide tourist services at cultural heritage sites. Peru’s culture minister Diana Alvarez said that cultural heritage sites will  Full Article »