Choquequirao receive 600,000 travelers in 2018 with cable car
The construction of the cable car has been declared a priority Choquequirao by the Regional Government of Apurimac, which go S/.220 million to fund the work. This has generated enthusiasm in business linked to the travel industry, already made calculations on what the region will get through this work.
Carlos Canales, president of the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) believes that in the first year of operations with the cable car, Apurimac can receive 200,000 tourists, which will mean an income of U.S. $ 4 million at the rate of an average cost $ 20 per passenger.
"In the second year of operations, earnings could grow to U.S. $ 6 million, and thus increased successively to reach U.S. $ 12 billion annually in 2018, the result of the visit of some 600,000 people," said the union leader.
In Canatur believe the cable car can be used to generate circuits "full day" of Machu Picchu to the most important archaeological complex of Apurimac, and thus cause little by little, the supply of hotels and restaurants in the area grow, because today there is this kind of business there.
To achieve this, the union suggests slightly modify the original alignment of the conveyance, which begins on the lookout Kiuñalla in Abancay. "What we are proposing is that start in Saywite best, because that would connect Choquequirao Machu Picchu in three hours," says Canales told El Comercio.
The cable car will travel across the Apurimac jungle to reach the road between Abancay to Cusco, through Santa Teresa district adjacent to Machu Picchu Pueblo. The work includes the improvement and implementation of the missing sections to close this route.