As Minister of the Economy, Growth, and Tourism Juan Andrés Fontaine stated today, we emphatically reject the attacks that are being made on entrepreneurs, small businesses, and tourism operators – groups that have put immense effort into building the industry, and which play a significant role in the country’s socio-economic development and job creation.
We are aware that not only tourism services have been affected; the actions have harmed the dreams of those who dared to spearhead ventures in this sector.
We share a strong conviction that in order for our industry to triumph there is no substitute for joint effort; we empathize with you deeply, and would like to call on you to join forces in promoting tourism and the image shown to the world by the heart of Chile: its people and its landscapes.
We are a highly diverse industry that brings benefits to all, and we have a major part to play in the reactivation of the economy in each of our regions. We look forward to your support.
Mónica Zalaquett Andrea Wolleter
Under-Secretary of Tourism Sernatur National Director