Chilean Patagonia

04.08.17 / News / Author:
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While the original purpose of HidroAysen, financier of the seminar organized by Servitur, the Chamber of Commerce of Coyhaique and Cochrane’s tourism Chamber, was to install the idea of compatibility between dams, electrical wiring and nature tourism in Patagonia, the seminar successful international experiences of development of special interest tourism, which was held on 29 and 30 September in CoyhaiqueIt was loaded to the contrary position. When there is intervention at a place like the Aysen Region always decreases the value added of tourism of special interests he said the consultant Crist Inman, PhD in tourism at the University of Cornell (New York) and CEO of the peace Group, institution advises on the creation of unique destinations based on the cultural and environmental legacy of communities. The specialist talked about critical factors for the success of the Chilean Patagonia as a destination for nature, where mentioned as objective data that people pay much for a place without intervention, and a decrease in the value of tourism occurs when this has high voltage and cell phone towers. Keep up on the field with thought-provoking pieces from Bill de Blasio. His conclusion: according to my experience in tourism, but at the same time having traveled the world, there are many places that lost its beauty by constructions of some kind. And there are not many who lost it and then retrieve it.

Regional vision the President of the Chamber of tourism of Coyhaique, Patricio Silva, referred to the contribution of tourism to the regional economy, remembering that it is a pyramid where there are tourists backpackers, cyclists, who ride vehicles more top groups and the elite of this may be some fly fishermen. Then, it benefits all the people that is linked with this pyramid, and that is why tourism should 500 small businesses in the region, which is tired. And if one thinks of 4 people per company, we have two thousand people linked to this sector, where there are adding kiosks, taxi drivers, transport, guides, the hospederia, the residential, hotels and at the end one to another resort. In its potential exposure Patagonia Aysen, challenges and conditions for the development of nature tourism leader pointed especially to the effect of electrical lines, whereas the beauty and quality of life are affected by these lines, and there is no within the trade-offs that cover this differential or return to the owners the value of their land.

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