Chile and Argentina sign tourism deal

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Chile and Argentina have announced the signing of a new ongoing partnership agreement.
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The respective tourism industries of Chile and Argentina have announced the signing of a new ongoing partnership agreement under which they will jointly promote their countries around the world, with the Asia region a target of particular interest.

The initiative, announced by Chile’s Undersecretary of Tourism Mónica Zalaquett and Argentina’s Tourism Minister Gustavo Santos, will consider ‘actions in matters of public-private collaboration, with the clear objective of promoting the promotion and strengthening of bilateral tourist relations’.

Among the moves currently being contemplated are advancing the integrated management of border crossings between Chile and Argentina, for more efficient and convenient transit of tourists between the countries, and the implementation of joint value visas; a traveller from a third country with such a visa would be able to enter either Chile or Argentina with equal ease.

“This is an agreement that is transcendental in the promotion and work together with Argentina,” said Zalaquett. “As a government, we have the conviction that we are facing a great opportunity to successfully promote our countries as a single destination in third markets.”