Saturday 25 March 2023

Chile looking ahead to a recovered 2022/23 cruise season

Paying the bills


Uncovering the secret religious and spiritual lives of sex workers

Q REPORTS (The Conversation) Tanya* is telling me just...

Costa Rica strengthens trade relations with the Netherlands

QCOSTARICA - Within the framework of President Rodrigo Chaves'...

Family remittances in Nicaragua rose 63.2% in January and February

Q24N (EFE) Nicaraguans received US$647.6 million dollars between January...

Medical devices, pineapples, and bananas were the most exported products from Costa Rica in 2022

QCOSTARICA - Medical devices and fresh tropical pineapples were...

Rainy season will begin in Costa Rica on April 23

QCOSTARICA - Mark you calendar, in four weeks, on...

Lower gasoline prices on the way

QCOSTARICA - The regulatory authority, the Autoridad Reguladora de...

Retailers affirm that alarmist messages about layoffs due to the exchange rate lower domestic demand

QCOSTARICA - The fact that some productive sectors announce...

Dollar Exchange

¢542.43 Buy

¢547.51 Sell

25 March 2023 - At The Banks - BCCR

Paying the bills


Q24N – After almost three disastrous years for the international tourism industry and in particular, for the cruise business, Chilean operators are focused on the coming 2022/23 season, point out industry sources in Punta Arenas, the extreme south of Chile, and a hub for Antarctic tours.

The port of Punta Arenas, Chile

The company managing the Punta Arenas port, Empresa Portuaria Austral, expects some 150 cruise calls this coming austral summer, which means a trend close to the last one before the pandemic outbreak, 2019/20

This has been helped mostly by a relaxation of sanitary measures, which has benefitted mostly Antarctic cruises, which has also facilitated the access of tourists by air and by land, with the opening of some passes to Argentina.

- Advertisement -

According to Punta Arenas tourism officials, in the 2021/22 season some 90 calls were registered, of which 70 international and 20 domestic. This involved 11,720 passengers, 9,520 international and 2,200 from domestic cruises.

The Punta Arenas hub was the most active with 74 calls, followed by Puerto Williams with 13 and Puerto Natales, three. It must be pointed out that most cruises involved were tours to Antarctica.

Chile’s regional director of Sernatur, (tourism office), Ximena Castro said that prospects are positive and “hopefully will consolidate the significance of ports for the Magallanes region economy and trade. We must be capable of planning for a sustainable destination, it remains a great challenge”.


- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Avatar photo
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

International airport in the South Zone would take tourism to another level

QCOSTARICA - Whale watching, beautiful beaches and bird watching would make...

Dollar begins to be sold in banks for less than ¢550

QCOSTARICA - The price of the U.S. dollar is listed below...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.