Vive Conchucos announces the reception of more than 7,000 tourists

I n a special press release on the 12th of August, Swiss Contact and Antamina published that the number of visitors to the archaeological monument of Chavin reached 6,949 over the four days during Fiestas Patrias; an improvement on the 4,638 visitors who visited during Independence Day in 2013. In general, and thanks to the hard work of Vive Concuchos, tourism in the southern sector of the Conchucos area, especially in the towns of Tambillos, Chavin, San Marcos and Acopalca, reported an encouraging growth in figures during the last Independence Day. The model of a multi-stakeholder management has been implemented in these districts, which is based on the smooth running of workgroups directed by authorities of the three levels of government – local, regional and national, as well as representatives of public and private institutions in the tourism sector.

Included in the actions implemented by the workgroups set up in Chavin, San Marcos and Acopalca is the performance of traditional performing arts at the Chavín at Night event, the recovery of the feast of the Burning of Achupallas in San Marcos, the gastronomic and craft fairs in Chavin, San Marcos and Acopalca, and the official opening of a natural climbing wall in Huallanca.

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