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Machu Picchu Re-Opening a Success
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19 Apr 2010 EST

- by Jorge Vargas, Editor-in-Chief

The ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu, nestled in the heart of the Peruvian Andes, closed to tourists from February until April 1, 2010 because of the strong rains in the region that killed several people and left countless more homeless. 

From April 1 until April 15, Machu Picchu received 20,000 tourists - approximately 1,500 daily, on average. 

Peruvian authorities and tourism officials concur that they expect the profits lost from the lack of tourism in February and March to be regained in the peak tourism months of June and July.

As of today, most rail connections to the Incan citadel will be restored, thereby making it easier for tourists to visit the site, voted as one of the Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. 

Tourism in the area provides employment to thousands of people and is a major industry in the Peruvian region of Cuzco.

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