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Chile launches new international tourism campaign

SANTIAGO, Chile - A new campaign of Chile's for international tourism promotion was launched by the Subsecretaría de Turismo (Under Secretariat for Tourism) and Turismo Chile, the institution respons

Green Globe certifies Chepu Adventures Eco Lodge in Chile

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced certification of the Chepu Adventures Eco Lodge, located at Chepu, Chiloe Island, Insular Patagonia, in the south of Chile.

Switzerland and Chile top annual adventure rankings

Washington -This year’s Adventure Tourism Development Index (ATDI), published by The George Washington University, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and Vital Wave Consulting reveals tha

Boeing 787 Dreamliner lands in Santiago for Chilean debut

SANTIAGO, Chile, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing [NYSE: BA] 787 Dreamliner touched down in Santiago, Chile today for a weeklong visit as the centerpiece at the FIDAE 2012 International Air a

Israeli tourist who started massive fire in Chile released

An Israeli tourist charged by Chile with accidentally starting a massive forest fire in a popular national park was fined and released.

Israeli tourist denies starting fire at Patagonia national park

Israeli tourist Rotem Singer, 23, suspected of starting a wildfire at Chile's Patagonia national park Torres del Paine, denied the allegations against him during a radio interview.

Brazilian TAM and Chile’s LAN merger approved

Brazil's anti-trust authorities said they approved the merger of the Brazilian airline TAM with Chile's LAN, first proposed in 2010.

Customized travel experiences in Chile

Have you ever wanted to explore another part of the world from the eyes of a native having the advantages of knowing all the great spots on and off the beaten path, but with special itineraries that m

Chile evacuates people living near Hudson volcano

SANTIAGO, Chile - Chilean officials ordered the evacuation of people living within 25 miles (40 kilometers) of a rumbling Hudson volcano, after issuing a red alert earlier in the day.

The real intentions of the “partnership of equals”

"Yesterday [March 22, 2011] was a long day. I was paying attention to the ups and downs of Obama in Chile since noon, as I had done the day before with his adventures in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Bomb threat prompts Iberia plane evacuation

SANTIAGO, Chile – A bomb threat prompted Chilean authorities to evacuate passengers and crew from an Iberia airline flight to Madrid, Spain on Sunday.

Report on Chile tourism industry released

DUBLIN, Ireland - The release of "Chile Tourism Report Q1 2011" report has been announced.

Chile rocked by 7.1 magnitude earthquake

(eTN) - Araucania, Chile, was hit by a large 7.1 magnitude earthquake today (Sunday, January 2, 2010) at 5:20 pm (UTC - Coordinated Universal Time). The quake measured 16 km in depth.

Starwood set sights on expansion in South America

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., announced the signing of a management agreement with "Grupo Hotelera Aguas Verdes S.

LAN Airlines to buy Colombian Aires for $32.5 million

As it continues its South American expansion, Chilean national carrier, LAN Airlines, agreed to buy Colombia's second largest airline, Aires.

Destination news: The Wines of Chile Experience promotes wine tourism in...

NEW YORK - In honor of the nation's bicentennial, the Wines of Chile Experience, supported by Chile Brands, Enotour and Puro Chile, announces Tweet, Tweet, Chile, a competition in which one passionate

Punta Arenas campaigns to recover its cruise industry

The business community in Punta Arenas in the extreme south of Chile has begun to campaign to ensure the cruise industry does not abandon the city and is asking authorities for a radical change in the

Official: Chile wants more tourists from Asia

SANTIAGO - Chile hopes to attract more tourists from Asia, especially from China, Japan and India, said Jacqueline Plass, director of Chile's National Tourism Service.

Chile airline LAN to invest $2.83 billion in fleet expansion

SANTIAGO - LAN, Chile's dominant airline, said on Thursday it would invest $2.83 billion between 2010 and 2013 as it expands its fleet, and said it was optimistic about the outlook for this year.

Chile post-quake tourism: Sites are intact, but tourists are scared

SANTIAGO, Chile — Outside Santiago's Fine Arts Museum is a fallen cornice broken into chunks and strewn across marble steps.

MICE Infrastructure update from Chilean Conventions Bureaus Group

The Chilean Conventions Bureaus Group announced that the main destinations where conventions and international fairs are held in Chile are working normally.

TAM operates first flight out of Santiago Airport

TAM’s first flight out of Chile since Saturday’s earthquake left Santiago Airport for São Paulo, Brazil at 2100 hours on Tuesday, March 2, while at 0100 hours on Wednesday a flight left São Paul

LAN to resume restricted flights in and out of Santiago airport

LAN Airlines reports that starting tomorrow the company will resume restricted domestic and international flight operations at the Santiago airport.

Central Chile hit by massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake

SANTIAGO, Chile – A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake capable of tremendous damage struck central Chile early Saturday, shaking the capital for a minute and a half and setting off a tsunami.

Brazil’s TAM to buy $2B LAN Airlines stake

SAO PAULO - Brazil's largest airline, TAM Linhas Aereas is in talks to buy a stake in Chile's flagship airline owned by President-elect Sebastian Pinera, Brazilian magazine Exame reported on its Web s

Warm to scenic Chile and Santiago’s attractions

Q. Flights from the States go to Santiago, which is in the middle of the long, thin country. What's there to do when you get off the plane?

Chilean tourism industry promotes national travel

In an attempt to survive the economic crisis and the depreciating US dollar, Chile’s tourism industry has amplified national travel promotions targeting local and foreign vacationers.

Easter Island inhabitants vote to curb immigrants

The inhabitants of Easter Island in the South Pacific have voted to restrict immigration amid overpopulation fears.