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2-Day Strike in Cusco Affects 5,000 Tourists

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Cusco News

February 27, 2014

A strike of workers in Cusco, Peru, ended after two days, leaving behind losses of 2+ million dollars.

CANATUR, the association of tourism-related businesses in Peru, reported that cancellations of reservations due to the strike were the cause of the biggest losses.

Although the strike was against government policies in the area, more than 5,000 tourists were affected.

Most of these tourists had prepaid tours to nearby sites such as Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Sacsayhuaman, and Chinchero.

CANATUR urged the government to immediately reestablish order so that tourists could move freely within the area.

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