Twenty-seven tour operators from 15 countries are following an itinerary through the regions of Valparaíso, Metropolitana de Santiago and La Araucanía as part of “Origins: Expedition Chile 2018” – an event organized jointly by the Undersecretariat of Tourism, Sernatur, Fedetur and Latam Airlines.
The fourth version of this exclusive promotional trip, which will continue until October 11, seeks to strengthen the country’s experiences and destinies; and it is aimed at tourist and foreign entrepreneurs who do not offer Chile between their travel packages or who are looking to expand their offer.
The select group of 27 tour operators is made up of representatives from Germany, Portugal, Spain, Australia, China, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Paraguay, Ecuador and Colombia.
In total, there will be 8 days ending with a business conference at the Museum of Visual Arts (MAVI), where foreign visitors will have BussinestoBussines (B2B) meetings with 38 Chilean companies.
The Undersecretary of Tourism, Mónica Zalaquett, considers that “of the total number of foreigners who entered our country in 2017, 78.8% come from the countries that now make up the Expedition group, this instance is extremely important to generate new opportunities for business with the entrepreneurs of the main tourism markets of our country”.
On the other hand, for the national director of Sernatur, Andrea Wolleter, “Expedition Chile will highlight attractions linked to wine tourism, gastronomy, nature, culture and heritage; all experiences that reflect our identity. Precisely for this reason, this year we work with the concept ‘Origins’, which is linked to our roots and history. With this we hope that, at the end of the program we prepare for your visit, foreign businessmen will become new ambassadors for tourism in Chile, with more tools for spreading their wonders around the world.”