Quito Ecuador aims to attract business travelers

Posted on November 28, 2013 • Filed under: Ecuador, TRAVEL

For business travellers, capital city Quito has long played second fiddle to Guayaquil, Ecuador’s financial hub, and according to the country’s Ministry of Tourism, it ranks 11th within South America as a conference and meeting destination. But with the 2016 opening of a $35 million convention centre on the site of the city’s former downtown airport, Quito has its eyes set on climbing up that list.

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And the city is already visibly on the move. Thanks in part to the ministry’s multi-pronged approach of enhancing safety standards in Quito, boosting the quality of hotel and tourism amenities, and attracting the kinds of convention and business traffic that will lift up its economy, business traveller numbers to Quito, often the gateway to other Ecuadorian cities, are on the rise as part of the overall visitor count, which has risen about 7% each year for the past three years according to the Ministry of Tourism. Read Article

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