I am writing to inform you that the Chile Economic Development Agency (CORFO) is developing a new tourism destination in the Tierra del Fuego area of Patagonia. In conjunction with CORFO our organization is conducting a global search for tourism businesses, joint venture partners and developers who would be interested in attending an April 15-19 investment forum in Punta Arenas, Chile. The intent of the forum is to encourage the development of tourism businesses in the Tierra del Fuego area in the areas of lodging, marinas, boat tours, whale watching, cruise ships, hiking, sea kayaking, sailing, skiing and all other tourism activities. Tierra del Fuego is in the Magallanes Region of Patagonia which also includes Cape Horn, Torres del Paine and the Darwin Mountains. The local geography is comprised of rugged mountains, coastal fjords, whitewater rivers, and glaciers and is similar to coastal British Columbia, southeast Alaska and Norway. Business opportunities also exist in Chilean Antarctica.
Our firm is making the initial contact with people who we think should know about this program and I would encourage you to consider the opportunity and to pass it along to your contacts. Please refer to the website www.patagoniaopportunities.com for more information.
The project requires interested persons to fill out a brief application form to attend the April 15-19 adventure tourism investment forum. We will submit these applications to CORFO on March 10, so the opportunity is time sensitive. CORFO will then screen the applicants and invite approximately 20 participants to Chile for the April forum. All expenses in Chile are paid for by CORFO from Santiago, Chile and include in-country air travel, food, accommodation and 3 day cruise ship tour of the Tierra del Fuego area.
The investment forum will describe the land permitting process, the wide variety of Chile investment programs that encourage tourism development, a tour of the Magallanes Region of Patagonia, and meetings with many local tourism and tourism businesses and government personnel.
If you require any additional information on the project or have contacts that may be interested in receiving further information please contact Ross Cloutier at [email protected]