Inkaterra Hotels Celebrates Machu Picchu's 100th Anniversary


Machu Picchu // (c) 2011 Inkaterra

Inkaterra Hotels reported that it will launch Peru.Inkaterra.Tv, a live web channel streaming the celebrations commemorating the 100th anniversary of the rediscovery of Machu Picchu by American archeologist Hiram Bingham. Jose Koechlin, President and CEO of Inkaterra Hotels said Peru.Inkaterra.Tv will begin airing July 7, 2011, at 10:30 a.m, local time with live coverage of the festivities scheduled to take place at the ancient Inca citadel.

"We are able to share the centennial celebrations of the rediscovery of Machu Picchu with the world. At the same time, we are also very proud to establish a permanent communication outlet to share Peru's cultural and natural offerings with the world once the Machu Picchu centennial festivities come to a close," said Koechlin.

More than 400 singers and local dancers are expected to turn out for the 100-years-in-the-making celebration. Sound and light shows, along with special ceremonies on the revered Inca citadel as well as Cusco and Lima are scheduled to air live on and Peruvian national television.
To assure that the rest of the world does not miss out on the milestone, has engineered to connect with a network of eight high-definition video cameras around Machu Picchu to cover every aspect of the celebration. Renowned Peruvian ESPN and FoxSport commentator Jorge Koechlin will take on the hosting duties for A native of Peru, Jorge will provide commentary and insight on the ceremonies and happenings for viewers around the globe connected to the Peru.Inkaterra.Tv live stream.

Once the Machu Picchu centennial comes to a close, Peru.Inkaterra.Tv will remain "on-air" and will serve as an outlet for tourism partners in Peru to share educational and special interest programming. Custom-produced Inkaterra Hotels episodes showcasing the company's ecotourism and conservation efforts are already underway. Inkaterra Hotels and its partners plan to develop this channel into the future 'Peruvian Eco Cultural Channel.'

Inkaterra is a Peruvian organization that is celebrating its 36th anniversary of sustainable tourism initiatives. It focuses on preserving and rescuing Peru's geography, nature, customs and cultures and sharing them with the world. It currently operates award winning Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, among other properties.

To view the Machu Picchu centennial celebrations live, visit starting July, 7, 2011.