July 11th, 2022

Five Reasons To Host Your Meeting or Incentive in Ecuador

Ecuador is one of the smallest countries in South America, but also one of its most diverse destinations. This beautiful country includes four different worlds: the Amazon Rainforest, the Andes Mountains, the Pacific Coast, and the Galapagos Islands. Four worlds for unforgettable experiences!

1. Modern and historic infrastructures are ideal venues for any event

Top-notch events in the cities of Quito and Guayaquil can be easily combined with an authentic experience in the Andean countryside or the sunny Pacific Coast. For example, only one or two hours driving distance from both Quito and Guayaquil, are small communities that continue to thrive in their traditional ways of life.  Any time visitors arrive they are proud and delighted to share their culture and lifestyle. Even if you don't leave the city limits, you can still find bold historic experiences just a few minutes' drive away in any direction.  Meetings can even be organized in the most ideal locations at historical haciendas on the coast or the Andes. Get business done in the midst of the Avenue of the Volcanoes or get ready for presentations as the sun rises and illuminates the Pacific Coast, stirring motivation for a productive day. 

2. Incredible diversity within a smaller-sized country

In terms of biodiversity and traditional cultures, Ecuador is a multifaceted country. Thanks to its small size, about that of Colorado or Great Britain, the landscape encompasses the Amazon jungle, Andean highlands, and the wildlife-rich Galapagos Islands.   

Technically speaking, you could have breakfast in the Amazon, lunch in Quito, and dinner on the coast; not to mention Galapagos is just a short flight away from the cities of Quito or Guayaquil.  Of course, a task like so might be a bit hasty, however, it is no problem for your group to have these experiences in each region in the course of a week to truly enjoy and receive an in-depth experience. For example, it is possible to hike a volcano, criss-cross the equatorial line on horseback in the Andes, visit colorful Andean markets, go bird-watching in the jungle in dug-out canoes, or snorkel on the edges of an active volcanic island.  

3. Work hard and play hard in Quito or Guayaquil! 

Both cities of Quito and Guayaquil are excellent destinations for business and travel.  Each acts as a hub, connecting to other fantastic destinations the country has to offer.  It is no wonder both Quito and Guayaquil have new and leading hotels for business events. Specifically, Guayaquil won the World Travel Award category for South America's Leading Meetings & Conference Destination of 2021. Coincidentally, South America's Leading City Hotel 2021 is also located in Guayaquil.   

On the other hand, Quito boasts an exceptionally preserved colonial center, rich with culture and history.  Meanwhile, a new convention center is on its way to providing an exceptional atmosphere near the Bicentennial Park.  An added feature in the city is the after-hour activities.  Microbreweries in the city are inviting and interesting as they focus on highlighting the brewing process and local ingredients that make both Quito's beer and Quiteño cuisine stand out. 

4. Participate in sustainable programs and communities

In a country such as Ecuador, there are numerous indigenous groups and local communities, each just as important as the other.  Sustainable tourism is a vital necessity in order to conserve the many cultures and heritages. This also includes the flora and fauna in the delicate ecosystems found throughout each unique region of the country.  By forming an intricate balance of discovery and conservative operations, it is possible to protect and sustain the fragile environments of groups, communities, landscapes, and life forms within by offering programs that create a positive, inclusive and creative environment for those visiting.   

Ecuador happens to be the perfect example of sustainability.  It has even been awarded the 2021 World Travel Award as South America's Leading Green Destination.  It is proof of sustainable tourism while creating attractive experiences for local communities, their surroundings, and the travelers exploring its every nook and cranny. 

5. Authentic experiences in a dollarized economy 

Ecuador is an incomparable destination for natural, cultural, and modern settings.  The warm and friendly locals make you feel like you have been welcomed home, making it not just a unique incentive destination but also where business can be conducted professionally in a cordial atmosphere.  Simply put, Ecuador is capable of inspiring some of the most authentic experiences.  An added plus is the dollarized economy. Furthermore, it is one of the most stable in all of Latin America.  

Ready to give your attendees an unforgettable experience in Ecuador? Please contact your Global DMC Partners Sales Advisor or info@globaldmcpartners.com.