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JULY 2016

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CHILE EARNS PRIZE AT WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS 2016 AND IS CROWNED BEST DESTINATION FOR ADVENTURE TOURISM

In a ceremony that took place in Lima, Chile was recognized for the second year running as the leading destination for adventure tourism in South America in the World Travel Awards. This recognition was issued via a direct public vote and nomination defined by experts, placing us in a privileged international position.

To receive the award for Best Adventure Tourism Destination in South America, Chile had to compete against important leaders in the tourist industry, including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay.

Arica, the entrance door to the Chilean Altiplano
A mixture of coastline, desert and high Andean plateau, its long list of activities will surprise you daily with a new adventure. Dive into history at the San Marcos Cathedral, visit the San Miguel de Azapa Archaeological Museum, where you’ll find the oldest mummies in the world.

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Lastarria and Bellas Artes neighborhood
The wide range of food available, theaters, cultural centers, cinemas, bookstores, art galleries, design shops and antique shops, all make this district an oasis for culture.Walk around this area full of restaurants and enjoy the intense nightlife of its streets.

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Tradition and adventure in Puerto Varas
With a great choice of open-air adventures, distinctive Chilean-German traditions, and a truly stunning natural setting, it is no wonder many visitors to southern Chile make a bee-line for Puerto Varas, an enchanting town with a great view to the volcanoes.

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A new website has been launched to encourage foreign travelers to Chile

To attract more foreign tourists to our country, the government has launched a new Chile.travel website; a tool that comes equipped with useful information regarding destinations and activities that can be enjoyed in our country.  The site looks to captivate potential travelers from all over the world.
The 2016 snow season gets underway in Chile
 
It’s estimated that this season 1.300.000 visits will be made to ski centers. It’s also estimated that during the 2016 season 30% of tourists will be foreigners; a figure that will translate into 60% Brazilians, 15% Argentines, 7% Europeans and 4,4% coming from the Unites States.
Humberstone and Santa Laura 

The history of white gold envelops and joins two saltpeter offices that became the world’s most important saltpeter mine at the turn at the 20th century. The union of different communities, turned this industry into a complex space of cultural exchange.

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