Kuelap continues to receive recognition. On this occasion, The New York Times, one of the most important and iconic newspapers in the world, has listed Kuelap as one of the places to travel to in 2018 (52 Places to Go in 2018).
One of the factors for choosing the destinations on the list is the novelty value they offer today. Kuelap is becoming considered as the alternative destination to Machu Picchu, since it now has a cable car that reaches the fortress and allows quick access. In this respect, there is no doubt that nowadays it forms part of the plans of many national and foreign travelers.
The publication highlights the beauty of the fortress, its enviable view and geography. Kuelap has begun to attract the attention of the world as a result of the ongoing promotion of this destination, which has already been named as one of the coolest destinations by The Wall Street Journal in its latest list of the best destinations to visit in 2018.
It has also been named the best attraction abroad (Far & Away - Overseas Attraction) by readers of National Geographic Traveler in the UK, the BBC having broadcast documentaries made in the Amazonas region that were watched by millions of people.
It is worth mentioning that Peru received 3,744,461 arrivals in 2016; 586,479 of which came from the United States, which represents an increase of 8% compared to the same period the previous year and representing 16% of the total arrivals received. In addition, the number of tourists coming from the United States up to October 2017 was 494,931.
Here is the complete list of places to go in 2018 according to The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/travel/places-to-visit.html