In the Congress of the Republic, both the local authorities of Cusco and representatives of the Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exportation and Tourism (Promperú) presented the activities organized for the celebration of the 12th anniversary of Machu Picchu as Wonder of the World.

Darwin Baca, the mayor of the district that protects the Wonder, said that since 2007 tourism in the archaeological complex has been increased between 8 to 10% each year, reaching 2 million visits per year. “We have to improve many aspects of the conservation for the environment and culture. We are coordinating with Sernanp (National Service of Natural Protected Areas) and the Direction of Culture the expansion of new circuits” said the mayor.