Articles tagged “ecuador”

Ecuador Appeals to Tourists to Return, Post-Earthquake

Ecuador Appeals to Tourists to Return, Post-Earthquake

Sebastien Malo, Reuters

The question of when to return to a destination following a a natural disaster or violent incident is always a difficult one. But when a cautious leader says "come on back" it's a good time to go.

2 years ago

Ecuador Cuts Off One of Last Visa-Free Travel Outlets for Cubans

Ecuador Cuts Off One of Last Visa-Free Travel Outlets for Cubans

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press

The U.S. could end this if they cut the special privileges for Cuban immigrants that few other immigrants receive.

3 years ago

The World’s Best Travel Videos of 2015 Emphasize Place and Emotion

The World’s Best Travel Videos of 2015 Emphasize Place and Emotion

Greg Oates, Skift

All of these videos do a good job of immersing the viewer in the travel experience, but what makes them stand out is how they connect with the viewer on an emotional level.

3 years ago

Expats Make Some Destinations Rethink How They Define a Traveler

Expats Make Some Destinations Rethink How They Define a Traveler

Dan Peltier, Skift

Some destinations have worked to attract expats for decades and already reap the praise and rewards for doing so.

3 years ago

Video: Inside the Galapagos Islands’ Solar- and Wind-Powered Sustainable Airport

Video: Inside the Galapagos Islands’ Solar- and Wind-Powered Sustainable Airport

Sharon Reich, Reuters

This project is perfectly matched to its destination, and has lessons for other airports as well.

3 years ago

Interview: Ecuador’s Tourism Minister on Sustainable Tourism Growth

Interview: Ecuador’s Tourism Minister on Sustainable Tourism Growth

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Although behind its South American neighbors in terms of awareness in the U.S., Ecuador benefits from its growing popularity that will attract both young and well-traveled Americans looking for a unique experience.

3 years ago

Super Bowl Ads From Travel Brands: Carnival, Ecuador and Priceline

Super Bowl Ads From Travel Brands: Carnival, Ecuador and Priceline

Jason Clampet, Skift

Is it worth nearly $4 million to reach consumers during the big game? For some of these brands it's a bet they're going to take.

4 years ago

Ecuador Tourism Is Spending $3.8 Million on a Super Bowl Ad

Ecuador Tourism Is Spending $3.8 Million on a Super Bowl Ad

Greg Keraghosian, Yahoo Travel

How does a small country try to play in the big leagues? For Ecuador it means spending on both the Beatles and the Super Bowl.

4 years ago

The Top 10 Countries for Global Expats

The Top 10 Countries for Global Expats

Dan Peltier, Skift

Only three of the top ten expat destinations this year are European, signaling a shift in where people are comfortable relocating to.

4 years ago

Celebrity’s Galapagos cruise cancelled amidst fishy regulations

Celebrity’s Galapagos cruise cancelled amidst fishy regulations

This confusing scenario highlights a larger problem that’s stymied the industry for years -- laws and regulations are constantly changing onboard depending where a ship is at certain moment.

5 years ago

Ecuador pins tourism hope on its banana QR code stickers

Ecuador pins tourism hope on its banana QR code stickers

Rafat Ali, Skift

Cute, and takes little additional effort, so at least marks for trying it, but unlikely to have any discernible effect in intent to travel. The stickers are too easy to ignore, and QR usage among general audience is so low.

5 years ago

Ecuadorian indigenous community struggles to balance big oil and ecotourism

Ecuadorian indigenous community struggles to balance big oil and ecotourism

Jonathan Watts, Guardian

A great eternal struggle, between the indigenous community trying to get out of poverty, and big oil using that as leverage to get what they want.

6 years ago