Ecuador focuses on trying to attract 2.9 million annual tourists by 2025

Posted on May 26, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Travel (MACHINE TRANSLATED) reported the Government’s goal is very high, expects that by the year 2025, some 2.9 million tourists will arrive in Ecuador.

But the hotelier and former president of the Salinas Chamber of Tourism, Otón Arboleda told EXPRESO that in order to achieve that goal it is necessary to make an inventory of the products that the country has and to really promote them. An example is the Ecuadorian gastronomy, which is very little known in the world.

Another point that the Government must take into account, according to Arboleda, is that we must avoid the businesses that take money abroad, rather we must support the local hotels that push the economy of the country.


The strategy to attract more travelers was approved by the Sectorial Council of Production and has five pillars: security, destinations and products, quality, connectivity and investment. Likewise, 18 destinations of high potential for the development of receptive tourism will be prioritized, among them Cuyabeno, Galapagos, Baños de Agua Santa and Machalilla National Park.

The priority destinations will be beneficiaries of new infrastructure, quality certifications, training and national and international promotion.

According to the Ministry of Production, the implementation of the Tourism Policy aims to improve the country’s tourism offer, as well as to encourage investment in the diversification of tourism; Which, consequently, results in the generation of new places of employment. On the other hand, it is expected to progressively increase receptive tourism, from 1.4 million tourists registered in 2016 to 2.9 million in 2025.

Internationally, it is projected to reach the 51st place in the ranking of regional and world tourist competitiveness in 2025, having increased around 30 positions. Read Article

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