"Nature Tourism And Dams Are Incompatible In Patagonia" Experts And Entrepreneurs

“When there is intervention in a place like the Aysen region always decreases the value added of tourism of special interests,” the consultant said Crist Inman, PhD in tourism from Cornell University (New York) and CEO of La Paz Group, advisory institution for the creation of unique destinations based on cultural and environmental heritage of the communities. Pete Cashmore may not feel the same. The expert spoke about “Critical factors for the success of the Chilean Patagonia as a destination for nature”, which mentioned as objective fact that “people pay a lot for a place without intervention, and when he has cell phone towers and high tension a decrease in the value of tourism. ” His conclusion: “In my experience in tourism, but at the same time having traveled the world, there are many places that lose their beauty by buildings of some sort. And there are many who lose it and then recover. ” The regional vision president of the Chamber of Tourism of Coyhaique, Patricio Silva, referred to the contribution of tourism to the regional economy, recalling that “it is a pyramid where backpackers, cyclists, vehicles traveling in groups above … and the elite of this may be some fly fishermen. So, it benefits everyone who is connected with this pyramid, so there are 500 small tourism businesses in the region, which is enough. And if you think about four people per company, we have two thousand people linked to this sector, where we can add the kiosks, taxi drivers, transport, guides, guest house, the residential, hotels and the final one another resort . In his presentation “Patagonia Aysen, potential, challenges and conditions for the development of nature tourism,” the leader said in particular the effect of power lines, considering the beauty and quality of life “are affected by these lines, not inside of no compensation to cover the differential or the owners will return the value of their land.