A message for our clients about El Niño hitting Peru’s Northern Coast

A message for our clients about El Niño hitting Peru’s Northern Coast

To our clients and friends,

You have no doubt seen television coverage or read about the devastating El Niño impacting Peru’s northern and central coast.

For those of you who had services scheduled in the affected areas through the month of April, when scientists expect the rains to subside, we have already been in contact to accommodate changes to your programs.

For our clients who are scheduled to arrive during this same time period to travel to Peru’s other destinations, like Cusco, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, the Northeast Jungle Corridor, Iquitos, etc., please rest assured, these areas are not affected by the El Niño-driven destruction that we are all seeing so vividly play out on television and in social media.

You can see in this alert map from Peru’s weather service for March 19-25, the areas in red are the places that have been hit by the flooding and mudslides, causing water shortages and destruction of homes, bridges and roads.

As a family-owned and operated travel company, we are acutely aware of the hardship that this natural disaster is having on our fellow Peruvians in the affected areas, including colleagues, friends and family. We have been active in making donations of clothes, blankets and food.

We thank you for your support and understanding.

We very much look forward to serving you.

Warm regards,

Siduith and Rick

Translated Communique from Peru's National Travel Board, PromPerú, about Coastal El Niño

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Authored by: Rick Vecchio

Rick Vecchio, Fertur’s director of development and marketing, was educated at the New School for Social Research and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. He worked for Pacifica Radio WBAI and as a daily reporter for newspapers in New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts. Then in 1996, he decided it was time to realize a life-long dream of traveling to Peru. He never went back. While serving as Peru country manager for the South American Explorers from 1997-1999, he fell in love with Fertur's founder, Siduith Ferrer, and they married. Over the next six years, he worked as a correspondent for The Associated Press. Meanwhile, Siduith built the business, which he joined in January 2007. Now he designs custom educational and adventure tour packages for corporate and institutional clients, oversees Fertur’s Internet platform and occasionally leads special trips, always with an eye open for a good story to write about.

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  1. harold goldstein at 4:33 pm

    i have about 35 issues of the s.a. explorer magazine … i am in DC. would dan buck or someone be interested in having them??

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