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Metropolitan Touring Opens New Office in Chile

Metropolitan Touring Opens New Office in Chile ( A regional approach to travel experiences in Latin America
Quito, Ecuador –September 24, 2009 – The official launch of Metropolitan Touring Chile will take place on September 24 in Puerto Varas, Chile, during TravelMart LatinAmerica. The initiation of Metropolitan Touring’s operation in Chile, by end-September 2009 is the latest step in the company’s development in Latin America. During the last couple of years, Metropolitan Touring has been strengthening its capacities and abilities beyond Ecuador. The process involved the opening of new offices at selected sites along Latin America to provide its partners with the best services and expertise in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and Peru.

Metropolitan Touring’s CEO, Mr. Roque Sevilla emphasized that this venture reaffirms the company’s commitment to provide clients with a Latin America one-stop-shop solution, combined with the Destination Management expertise of specially trained hands-on local staff in each country and an environmentally friendly operation.

Founded in 1953, Metropolitan Touring has offered unique customized experiences for travelers from all over the world for over fifty six years. The company is well-known and respected in the travel industry for its expertise to assemble unrivalled travel experiences, dedication, commitment to quality, service and safety. Metropolitan Touring was a pioneer in Galapagos Islands expeditions, where it operates its own fleet of vessels: first-class yachts LA PINTA and ISABELA and the MV SANTA CRUZ, as well as the Finch Bay Hotel on Santa Cruz Island.

This new venture is accomplished in partnership with explora, a specialist in experiential lodging in Chile targeted at those with a passion for discovering new places and making new friends in remote and relatively unexplored regions. explora was founded in 1989 to encourage a new attitude towards travel and has built an international reputation for offering unrivalled standards of service, design and adventure in its 3 up-market properties in Chile: explora Larache in Atacama, explora Santo Chico in Torres del Paine-Patagonia, and La Posada de Mike Rapu in Easter Island.

Metropolitan Touring Chile will provide the best quality services for incoming tourism to Chile, and will be managed by Cristóbal Luna, former executive of LAN Airlines in Chile. Unique programs, in an escape to the untamed nature of Chile, have been designed with those personal touches expected by today’s connoisseur travelers.

For more information on Metropolitan Touring and explora please visit: and

Adriana Velasco Marketing Metropolitan Touring Av. De Las Palmeras N45-74 y De Las Orquídeas Quito - Ecuador Phone: (593-2) 298-8200 Ext. 3400 Fax: (593-2) 334-1250 Email:

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