Articles tagged “machu picchu”

Peru’s Challenge to Build Tourism Outside the Shadows of Machu Picchu

Peru’s Challenge to Build Tourism Outside the Shadows of Machu Picchu

Rebecca Stone, Skift

Peru has done a lot in terms of diversifying its tourism industry, but a stronger emphasis on a unified vision for tourism is still needed. If governments don’t start prioritizing tourism — which has far-reaching impacts on other industries, the environment, and the lives of locals — we’re going to lose critical parts of history that help explain who we are and how we got here.

1 month ago

Peru Wants Machu Picchu’s Sacred Sister to Attract More Tourists

Peru Wants Machu Picchu’s Sacred Sister to Attract More Tourists

John Quigley, Bloomberg

It's one thing when New York tries to funnel tourists into lesser-known parts of the city. It will be another to pull that off in the remote, delicate ecosystem that contains Machu Picchu and its Sacred Sister.

1 year ago

Machu Picchu Tourist Falls to His Death While Posing for a Photo

Machu Picchu Tourist Falls to His Death While Posing for a Photo

Associated Press

Between selfies and precarious posing, the camera may well be the biggest threat to the modern tourist.

3 years ago

Searching for the Solution to Tourism Overcrowding in Top Destinations

Searching for the Solution to Tourism Overcrowding in Top Destinations

Doug Lansky, Skift

Overcrowding is one of the biggest issues plaguing destinations. Here I outline a smart new way to allow free-market forces to not only limit overcrowding, but spread out the visitors and help fill the off-peak dates.

4 years ago

Peru Officials Hope to Save Machu Picchu by Luring Tourists to Nearby Site

Peru Officials Hope to Save Machu Picchu by Luring Tourists to Nearby Site

Carla Salazar, Associated Press

News of the tramway will be a tragedy to any traveler that's hiked for 12 hours to the isolated ruins, but it is a necessary evil to offset the steady destruction of Machu Picchu caused by a daily onslaught of 2,500 visitors.

5 years ago

U.S. lifts controversial travel warning about Machu Picchu

U.S. lifts controversial travel warning about Machu Picchu

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Did the kidnapping threat ever exist? Has the danger passed? Embassy officials aren't saying, but the tourism gates are back open apparently.

6 years ago

U.S. bans officials from visiting Machu Picchu for fear of kidnapping plot

U.S. bans officials from visiting Machu Picchu for fear of kidnapping plot

John Quigley, Bloomberg

The U.S. issued an emergency message for citizens at the same time it issued the ban, but the difference in severity of the two messages highlights the department’s protocol for leaving travel decisions ultimately in the hand of the individuals.

6 years ago

This may be the best photograph of Machu Picchu ever posted on the Internet

This may be the best photograph of Machu Picchu ever posted on the Internet

Jolyon Attwooll, The Daily Telegraph

The Incan citadel is on a list of endangered heritage sites due to environmental eroding, but photographers like Cremer and Google Street will make sure the monument lives forever on the web.

6 years ago