After being closed to travelers for a long period of time, Chile is officially ready to welcome fully vaccinated travelers from around the world. The National System of State Protected Wildlife Areas comprises 22 percent of domestic territory in Chile, and with 43 national parks, 45 national reserves and 18 natural monuments, the country is the perfect destination for travelers to participate in sustainable tourism.
Recently, the Chilean Tourism Authorities created Sustainability Seals, also known as S Seals, awarded to companies promoting sustainable tourism. Chile took the necessary steps to promote and encourage sustainable experiences through the use of renewable energies, modes of transportation and eco-friendly production.
Visits to Parks and National Reserves
Pampa del Tamarugal National Reserves
Travelers who love to go camping should check out Pampa del Tamarugal National Reserves. This is a unique opportunity for campers to stay in the middle of Chile’s largest native forest, home to four designated areas for trails and educational activities so travelers can learn about the region’s flora and fauna.
Fray Jorge National Park
Fray Jorge National Park is an unusual UNESCO Biosphere reserve nestled in the shoreline, facing the Pacific Ocean on the Talinay Mountain Range. It has a microclimate that feeds a rainforest in the middle of a semi-arid climate zone. Travelers can explore the trails leading to lookouts where they can see hawks, partridges, Humboldt penguins and Andean foxes.
Juan Fernandez Archipelago
This group of islands is located more than 200 miles from Chile’s Pacific coastline and is known for its impressive dive sites and native species — keep an eye out for the red hummingbird and Juan Fernandez lobster. Make sure to explore the underwater paradise of Robinson Crusoe, which offers crystal-clear visibility and marine biodiversity.
S Seal Lodging Options
EcoCamp Patagonia is located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park and home to one-of-a-kind accommodations in the shape of geodesic domes. The camp operates on minimum environmental impact; electricity is provided primarily from solar panels, domes are connected to wooden walkways to preserve the grounds and materials used to run the property are all recycled.
This sustainable boutique hotel is located in the archipelago of Chiloe and is like no other accommodation due to its modern comfort, unique spa and surrounding area. The property highlights and honors nature and the area’s biodiversity. It was built with low-impact construction methods and makes use of natural resources.
Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2022 Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel Awards
Global Traveler first launched awards to honor the airline, cruise line and hotel brand best representing and supporting diversity and inclusion within the travel industry last year. Now, continuing the awards for the second year, Global Traveler looked at many airlines, cruise lines and hotel brands to see which companies enacted the most changes toward promoting diversity and inclusion.
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For the 12th consecutive year, Global Traveler recognizes the best of the best in the industry, naming 2022’s Airline of the Year and Hotel of the Year.
What a year 2022 has been for travel! It’s not an understatement to say travel rebounded and surged following the pandemic, and airlines, hotels, travel providers and more are ready and waiting to serve the masses returning to the beautiful art of traveling. As such, we celebrate and award those who do it best as we announce the 2022 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards, our 19th year honoring the best of the best in the world of travel. Our countdown to year No. 20 begins now.
Global Traveler, the only magazine for frequent luxury travelers, announces Singapore Airlines as the 2022 Airline of the Year and Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts as the 2022 Hotel of the Year. This marks the 12th year Global Traveler has awarded Airline and Hotel of the Year nods.
Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue Austin recently announced plans to open in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas, Feb. 1, 2023. Boasting 246 guestrooms, including five suites, the hotel serves as the perfect hub for travelers.
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After successfully launching a direct route from Pittsburgh International Airport to London Heathrow three years ago, British Airways now increases the route from four to six flights a week. Currently, British Airways operate services on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.