Tourism

Galapagos’ Tortuga Bay among the world’s best beaches

Galapagos’ Tortuga Bay is considered one of the world’s 25 best beaches in the world according to TripAdvisor.

Manabí lista para vivir el Carnaval y recibir a turistas nacionales y extranjeros

Quito, 23 feb (Andes).- En la provincia de Manabí todo está listo para recibir a los turistas tanto

Ecuador’s Quilotoa Lake will now be fee-free

Ecuadorian ministries of Tourism, Environment and the Interior, the Public Sector’s Real Estate Management Service (Inmobiliar), autonomous decentralized governments and Lago Verde Community Organiztion signed an agreement not to charge entrance fees and passes to Quilotoa lake, located in the province of Cotopaxi (Ecuador’s Andean center).

Ecuador’s cloud forest among the best places to visit

The could forest of Quito’s Metropolitan District (DMQ) has been included on the list of the 21 best places in the world to visit in 2017, after being chosen by National Geographic’s Traveler magazine.

The Royal Tour shows Ecuador’s cultural and natural beauty

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U.S. journalist Peter Greenberg and president Rafael Correa showed off Ecuador’s cultural wealth and natural destinations during Wednesday’s presentation of The Royal Tour edition in the port city of Guayaquil.

The Royal Tour, a documentary that shows Ecuador’s charms to the world, will be presented in Guayaquil

Quito, July 6 (Andes) – The Royal Tour Ecuador edition will be presented in Guayaquil at 18:30 in a

All You Need Is Ecuador campaign to be relaunched in July, Ministry of Tourism announces

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The Ministry of Tourism will relaunch the All You Need Is Ecuador campaign in Quito as part of the plan to boost tourism which has been affected in the last months due to external factors like dollar appreciation, minister Fernando Alvarado informed.

Tour operators from Ecuador’s coastal cities organize activities to boost tourism

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With festivals, artists’ performances and other initiatives, tour operators from the province of Guayas and other places of the country aim at boosting tourism in beaches, especially during the holiday which starts this Friday.

Tax measures benefit tourism in quake-affected areas

The tourist sector in the areas affected by last April 16 quake will be benefited with measures established in the bill on Solidarity.

Chimborazo Fauna Production Reserve is a magical place to get in touch with nature

Gazing at the vicuñas run freely in the field, looking how chuquiragua plants bloom in the white snow, bumping into an Andean fox or admiring the beauty of the Andean landscape painted with all rainbow colors… this is how walks to the Fauna Production Reserve in Chimborazo are like, a special place to connect with nature.

Habitat III, an opportunity to show Ecuador’s tourist attractions to the world

Ecuador’s tourist sector is completing preparations to receive more than 30,000 world delegations in Quito, which will host the Conference of Housing and Sustainable Urban Development between October 17 and 21.

50% of hotels in Manta are in good condition after quake

At least 50% of hotels in Manta, the Ecuadorian coast, are in good condition and have a capacity to provide accommodation for 1,454 visitors in safe conditions, the Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism announced after an assessment of the damages caused by the earthquake that affected many coastal populations in the country.

World Tourism Organization delegation to visit quake-affected areas in Ecuador

On the sidelines of the 60th meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) commission for America, the organization expressed its solidarity and support to the government and Ecuadorians for the recovery of its tourist activity after the devastating damages caused by the earthquake.

Investors and entrepreneurs point out Ecuador’s achievements in tourism and sustainability

Entrepreneurs and investors from the tourism sector highlighted Ecuador’s achievements in terms of environment and tourism after a meeting they held with Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa, who is in New York to attend The Royal Tour series premiere.

Mountaineer Santiago Quintero will promote Ecuador from K2’s summit, “the mountain of mountains”

National mountaineer Santiago Quintero will promote Ecuador from the world’s most difficult mountain, K2, which he plans to climb by mid this year and was at 240 meters from the top in 2009.

President Rafael Correa shows Ecuador’s beauty as a tour guide

“This is not your usual tour and he is not your usual tour guide, his name Rafael Correa and he, is the president of Ecuador,” this is how the “Ecuador: The Royal Tour” trailer begins, this is a program done by the US journalist Peter Greenberg and will be released in April.

Visa exemption for Chinese tourists in Ecuador highlights bilateral ties: Ecuadorian ambassador

The decision to exempt a visa requirement for Chinese citizens who wish to visit Ecuador is based on the excellent bilateral ties, Jose Maria Borja, ambassador of the South American nation in Beijing, affirmed Monday.

Training Ship Guayas returns to the country after 293 days sailing the world and promoting Ecuador

Training ship Guayas will arrive in the Yatch Naval Club quay on Tuesday after a new journey touring the five continents and promoting Ecuador’s culture, tourism, customs, gastronomy and production.

National Geographic to turn area of the Galapagos Islands into marine sanctuary

National Geographic (NatGeo), through their Pristine Seas project, aim at turning part of the Galapagos' Darwin and Wolf Islands into a marine sanctuary where fishing is forbidden. The objective of this is to safeguard sharks that live in the place since studies show that this area has the biggest biomass of sharks in the planet.

More than 12,000 volunteers will clean Ecuadorian beaches during Carnival

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Ecuador will have its first 2016 Playaton during the carnival holidays with the aim of improving the conditions in beaches, rivers, estuaries and lakes of all provinces in the country, minister of Environment, Daniel Ortega, announced during a press conference in Guayaquil.