Sustainable tourism and hydroelectric projects: Contradictions in Patagonia, Chile

Gabriel Inostroza, Gemma Cànoves

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The article analyzes the prospects of sustainable tourism in Chilean Patagonia in relation to the likely implementation of hydroelectric plants in its territory. We study the impact of a large hydroelectric project in the region of Aysén (Chile) and its impact on tourism. It is concluded that the construction and operation of large reservoirs and dams with corresponding electrical transmission lines would affect the main competitive advantage of tourism in Patagonia: a nature that is still preserved and that has been projected in the social imaginary.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-138
JournalCuadernos de Turismo
Issue number34
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Aysén hidroelectric project
  • Chilean Patagonia
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Tourism competitiveness


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