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Chile targets tourism as third most important sector of the economy by 2020

Chile targets tourism as the third most important sector of the economy by 2021 The new campaign by Chile’s National Tourism Service (Sernatur) aims to make tourism the third largest sector of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2020. The campaign was launched in Jan. 1, 2012. Tourism in Chile currently accounts for 5% of the GDP. The tourism industry has been built on Chile’s diversity of natural landscapes — from the moonscape deserts of Atacama to the fjords of the Patagonia —…

Torres Del Paine National Park, in southern Chile’s Patagonia, could more than double in size

CONAF, Chile’s National Forest Corporation, is currently working to expand Torres Del Paine to meet the latest UNESCO criteria, but such a move must incorporate private lands like Puerto Natales, Cerro Castillo, and the Milodon Cave. Early expeditions through the park began in 1879, though it was not formally created until 1959. Two decades later, the land became a Biosphere Reserve of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO. As definitions of the biosphere reserve…
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