PROMPERÚ starts the first gastronomic tourism business roundtable
The event has the participation of 35 international companies
The Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism (PROMPERÚ) inaugurated yesterday the first Peruvian Culinary Experiences 2022 business conference, the event closes today and takes place at the Lima Convention Center.
During the inauguration, the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Roberto Sánchez, stated that through this initiative they seek to make close to 500 business appointments during two days of meetings, to generate solid investment commitments in Peruvian gastronomy.
"We want to make the gastronomic tourism sector more competitive and that our efforts result in benefits, quality of life, employment and national development," added the head of MINCETUR.
On the other hand, Amora Carbajal, executive president of PROMPERÚ, expressed her gratitude to all the people who have allowed Peruvian gastronomy to position itself as a world reference.
The senior official also added that the recognition that our kitchen has is the result of the efforts of various actors that make up the value chain of the item and that it has received multiple awards, the most recent being the best culinary destination in South America in the World Travel Awards, considered as the Oscars of Tourism.
The business conference has the participation of national companies that have the objective of offering a varied offer focused on gastronomic tourism to 35 companies from Spain, France, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia and Argentina. The expectations are to make around 500 business appointments.
The meeting also provides spaces for the exchange of experiences and training through seminars and talks specialized in gastronomic tourism and in the promotion of tourist destinations. Likewise, during the activity, typical dishes and live culinary demonstrations from different regions of the country were presented.
Gastronomic tourist profile
According to PROMPERÚ, travelers motivated by our gastronomy spend more than the average tourist and stay longer in the country. It is estimated that, by 2022, travelers motivated by our gastronomy would generate a total income of $200 million.
On the other hand, our gastronomy is the third motivator for a trip to Peru, after visiting Machu Picchu and learning about our culture and history.
In addition, it is forecast that, by 2023, nearly 300 thousand foreign tourists will visit us, who have among their motivations to try our gastronomy. These tourists would be mainly millennials (54%) and generation X (21%) from Latin American countries, as well as from the United States and Spain.