Nominated for the title of South America’s Leading City Break Destination at the upcoming World Travel Awards Latin America Ceremony 2018, Breaking Travel News here takes a tour of this one of a kind destination.
World Travel Awards has revealed that Guayaquil, on the west coast of Ecuador, will host its Latin America Ceremony on September 15th. It will be World Travel Awards’ first visit to Guayaquil, the gateway to the incredible Galapagos Islands and the beating commercial heart of the South American destination.
Taking the titles of World’s Leading Beach Destination and World’s Leading Green Destination, Carlos Larrea, vice minister of tourism for Ecuador, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the prestigious honours.
From the January 1st, Spanish airline Air Europa will cover the triangular route between Madrid, Quito and Guayaquil. At the same time, the carrier will also maintain the current flight schedule to the latter destination. which operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Gloria Gallardo Zavala, president of the public and municipal company of tourism, Ecuador, speaks to Breaking Travel News during the World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony 2017.
For those looking for diversity, diversion and rest for a short period of time, the Ecuadorian city of Cuenca has many advantages to offer as a tourism destination.
Francisco Dousdebes, Galapagos product manager, Metropolitan Touring speaks to Breaking Travel News at World Travel Market 2016. On the agenda are the ecological conditions of tourism in such a pristine natural environment, how the brand grew this year and what is on the agenda for 2017.
Ecuador’s Mashpi Lodge has launched its highly anticipated Dragonfly canopy gondola. The new product is designed to allow guests to enjoy captivating bird’s eye views of the 1,300 hectare Mashpi Rainforest Reserve via a cable-driven system of gondolas that glide above, below and through the tree canopy. The experience takes guests up to 200 metres above the ground and travels two kilometres across the magical cloud forest with Mashpi’s resident naturalists to identify the sights and sounds of the forest.
For the third year running, Mariscal Sucre International Airport has been recognised by the World Travel Awards as South America’s Leading Airport. At a gala ceremony at Swissôtel Lima in Perú, Andrew O’Brian, president, Corporación Quipor, accepted the trophy.
Ministers and high representatives of UNWTO Members States in the Americas meeting in Havana, Cuba have express their full support to Ecuador following the tragic earthquake that struck the country’s central coast on April 16th, 2016. The statement came during the occasion 60th meeting of the UNWTO Commission for the Americas.
Ecuador’s ministry of tourism has reported that the tourism infrastructure, services and attractions in the Amazon, Andes, Galapagos and parts of the coast are in excellent condition following a recent earthquake. Airports, hotels, restaurants, tour operators, ground transportation, parks and nature reserves are all fully operational and welcoming visitors, the ministry said in a statement.
The new Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito has reached three years of operations and within a short period of time has managed to position itself among the leaders of the airport industry in Latin America and the Caribbean thanks to efficient management with a focus on customer service.