June 28, 2024 #ChileSustentable

Sustainability and beauty: Chile stands out in international tourism rankings

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  • Chile was honored at the latest version of the World Travel Awards, recognized for its natural diversity and commitment to sustainability. 
  • The Travel & Tourism Development Index (TTDI) 2024 of the World Economic Forum ranked our country number 2 in Latin America and 31st worldwide in tourism development.
  • Chile's goodness was also recognized by the British tourist guide Rough Guides, which ranked it among the 20 most beautiful countries in the world.

The diversity of landscapes and natural attractions, ranging from the Atacama Desert to Patagonia, along with the firm commitment to sustainability, have been key factors for the recognition of our country in international measurements, as evidenced by the recent edition of the World Travel Awards, where once again Chile dazzled with five outstanding destinations in the region and the world.

Known as the "Oscars of tourism", some of the awards included "Best Adventure Tourism Destination", "Best Green Destination" and "Best Leading City Destination", the latter awarded to our capital, Santiago.

These awards come along with the recent edition of the Travel & Tourism Development Index (TTDI) of the World Economic Forum, which ranked Chile 31st in the world and 2nd in Latin America in tourism development, with an increase of 20 positions in the last 9 years.

The report, which until 2023 was called the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report, changed its name to focus on the sustainable development of the sector. By virtue of this, it evaluates and classifies the development of competitiveness in 119 countries, analyzing a variety of factors that enable or facilitate the sustainable development of tourism, which in turn has an impact on the economy of nations.

Conducted in collaboration with the University of Surrey in the UK, the assessment notes that Chile has distinguished itself for its focus on environmental sustainability, achieving high scores in this aspect thanks to effective policies and practices to preserve its natural resources. In addition, with a rich biodiversity and several world heritage sites, it has become an attractive destination for ecotourism and cultural tourism. 

"Chile Lindo"

In addition to the increase in the TTDI, Chile was also recognized by the British tourist guide Rough Guides, which ranked Chile 12th on the list of the 20 most beautiful countries in the world, based on its diversity of landscapes and remote lands. 

The ranking, prepared by popular vote of tourists, highlights "the excellent wine and food" and "the variety of terrains and landscapes" of the country, noting that "many feel that Chile has it all". This international recognition further underscores Chile's attractiveness as a top tourist destination.


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