The 2022 – 2023 cruise season was inaugurated in Puerto Montt, a period for the that the arrival of almost 74 thousand passengers is expected for the city. The authorities expressed hope that the arrival of foreign tourists will help revive the economy.
At the facilities of the Port Company of Puerto Montt, Empormontt, regional and maritime authorities began the cruise season for the capital of the Los Lagos region.
The milestone was marked with the arrival of the Bahamian ship “Seabourn Venture”, visiting the Los Lagos region for the first time.
The general manager of Empormontt, Edmundo Silva, put the number of landfalls in last year at 39, which in the previous period had 0 and for the next one they hope to reach 65 or 70.
Together with that, he confirmed that they hope to increase the market, which is why they are looking at Miami.
The Los Lagos Economy Seremi, Luis Cárdenas, highlighted the contribution of the arrival of tourists to the regional economy in line with the pandemic crisis, although he anticipated that work should be done with the private sector due to the future projection that this region has. activity.
For the commune of Castro, the arrival of 18 boats, which would mean an income of 9,914 tourists between October 2022 and April 2023.
🟢 ES HOY, ES HOY, ES HOY!!! ⚓
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We are excited to be on board our Seabourn cruise to Antarctica for the next two weeks. What an adventure! This photo was taken from our zodiac on an approach to our ship in Puerto Montt Chile.
#seabournventure #seabournexpeditions #seabourn #expeditioncruises pic.twitter.com/vqmBqLVkzi
— Joanne DiBona (@JoanneDiBona) November 10, 2022