Chile has emerged as a leading tour operator after the introduction of a new operator, but some operators are already running out of time.
How to pick the best Chilean tour operator article Chile’s Tourism Ministry is preparing to introduce a new tour operator to replace the one that has been in operation for more than a decade.
Tourism Minister Juan Jose Lopez Guimaraes said in a statement Wednesday that the new operator will allow tourists to visit Chile’s beautiful capital of Santiago and other destinations, while also allowing operators to offer a range of tours.
Guimarae’s announcement came just weeks after a group of Chilean tour operators filed a lawsuit in federal court in La Paz alleging that they are being forced to close and shut down their businesses after receiving the new operators licenses.
In their lawsuit, the tour operators said they were not being able to operate as they were expecting to.
The new operator is the CPT Chile Tour Operators Association, or CATTA, which is headed by a team of three experienced operators and a third who has no experience in operating tour companies.
It will operate as a non-profit, according to the statement from the ministry.
It will also be run by Chilean-born tour operator Patagonia Tour Operatives, which was established in 1999 and operates the Patagonian Alpine Adventures, the Patagons World Tour, the World of Patagonía and the Patagoras Patagones tours.
The CATTA statement said it will take the role of the Chile Tourism Ministry, which has taken the lead on the development of the new tour operators.
The Ministry is expected to make a final decision on the new company’s status later this year, the statement said.