Our Foundation Trekkingchile - for the tourism and the people in Chile
Tourism is one of the few economic sectors that has positive impacts on environment and society. In contrast to traditional tourism, nature-based tourism does not require major investments but an intact environment. If this tourism is better accessible for a wide range of population, jobs will be created and environmental awareness stimulated.
Trekkingchile promotes nature-based tourism and activities and its accessibility for a wide range of population. Small-scale enterpreneurs have the opportunity to develop and market their products. A personal contact to the population, distinctive features of their cultural customs and traditional ways of life are highlighted and used as a marketing basis in the tourism market.
This positive estimation of cultural features is not only an economic advantage but most of all will increase the self-esteem of these population groups.