The winter vacations were brought forward and extended, a situation that is seen with optimism from the tourism industry. It is estimated that in the month of July there will be more than 4.7 million trips within Chile.
“We have great expectations,” said the Undersecretary of Tourism, Verónica Kunze, in an interview with Tele13 Radio, explaining that these trips include an overnight stay, in other words, spending at least one more night in accommodation. “In general, during the winter vacations, people stay between five and six nights in the destinations,” she added.
In total, there will be 4,716,928 trips, a growth of 37% compared to the same period in 2021, and 81.5% more than in 2019. In addition, it is estimated that each traveler will spend about CLP $ 42,432 pesos per day. This translates into an average weekly expense of CLP $ 297,024 pesos per person.
It is expected that most of the national tourists who decide to travel during the season are from the Metropolitan (1,832,031 people), Biobío (477,851) and Valparaíso (440,659) Regions. Meanwhile, the three regions with the highest number of visitors will be the Valparaíso (982,706 people), Metropolitan (833,702) and La Araucanía (400,823) Regions.
One of the attractions of our country is that there are vacation alternatives for all seasons of the year. This is also the approach of #INVERNANTES, the new Sernatur campaign to encourage winter vacation trips within Chile.
“On the Chile es Tuyo (Chile is Yours) page, national travelers can be enchanted by all the destinations and types of tourism that can be done in the country,” explained Undersecretary Verónica Kunze. “We invite Chilean men and women to tour Chile. This is important to reactivate tourism, which has not managed to fully recover (…) the injection of resources this season, which is also the on-peak season, is very important,” she added.
Kunze stressed that “Chile is wonderful. It has cultural, natural, and heritage attractions… it is important that we Chileans get to know our country. We have nothing to envy of other countries and we have to make the most of that”.
“We call on people to use registered tourist services and to continue to maintain health precautions. We are still in a pandemic, but that does not prevent us from enjoying a well-deserved rest”, she concluded.