andBeyond South America’s first office will open on 15 July 2015 in Santiago, Chile. It will provide luxury tour operating and destination management company (DMC) services to guests travelling to Chile. By 15 August 2015, andBeyond will have additional operational services in neighbouring Argentina.
The capital city of Chile, Santiago is ranked among the top three cities in South America and is the ideal entry point to the continent’s most iconic destinations, including Easter Island, the wine regions of Santiago, Atacama (one of the world’s driest deserts), Buenos Aires (the “Paris” of the Andes), Iguazu Falls and of course Patagonia, which is the gateway to Antarctica.
By mid-2016, andBeyond South America will further expand to include luxury touring services in two additional countries, Peru and Ecuador, allowing guests to explore the wonders of Machu Picchu, the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon, to name just a few incredible attractions.
andBeyond South America will be led and operated by Managing Director Pedro Barraza, who will report to Regional Managing Director for andBeyond (East Africa, South Asia & South America), Mark Wheeler. Pedro has 25 years’ experience in the travel industry and 14 years’ experience in top management roles in South America specifically.
andBeyond will initially operate as a full-service luxury DMC, however it will be exploring other exciting opportunities that South America offers in terms of luxury experiential lodges, blue ocean ships in the Galapagos and river ships on the Amazon.
By taking its core company ethos beyond Africa and South Asia, andBeyond believes it can make a significant and meaningful difference to the land, wildlife and people of South America.