Welcome!

News Feed Item

Quito, Ecuador Once Again Wins Leading Destination South America

Quito Ecuador Was Named Leading Destination, South America Once Again at the World Travel Awards' South & Central America Gala This Past Weekend

VICTORIA, BC--(Marketwired - August 11, 2014) - Held in Quito's Centro Cultural Itchimbia, over 300 industry leaders flew in from across Ecuador, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Uruguay, Venezuela, Panama, Chile and Belize. Ecuador was also recognized as South America's Leading Green Destination and South America's Leading Tourism Board went to the Ecuador Ministry of Tourism. Quito's new international airport, Mariscal Sucre International was also named Leading Airport for South America.

Other winners exemplifying the best in Quito and Ecuador tourism include Swissotel Quito, which won South America's Leading Conference Hotel and Ecuador's Tren Crucero -- South America's Leading Luxury Train. A full list of winners may be found at http://www.worldtravelawards.com/winners2014-12.

Quito ensured the Gala event also showcased its local artists while guests dined on a five-course menu created by Chef Pablo Zambrano, showcasing ingredients from the coast, Andes and the Amazon. Among the thousands of roses decorating the Itchimbia Centre, models showcased "Inspirato Corpo," created by Ecuadorian designers Olga Doumet and Gustavo Moscoso. They seek to blend fashion and art on the human body, and created haute couture dresses painted by some of Ecuador's most established artists. Miguel Betancourt, Oswaldo Viteri, Ramón Piaguaje, María Fernanda, Cereceda, Wilson Paccha, Sarah Darling were among the artists who presented their works on 10 dresses.

The World Travel Awards gala ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry. They next visit The Oberoi, New Delhi India, on October 10th, then onto the Island of Anguilla. The Grand Final will be held in Marrakech, Morocco on November 29th. 

About the World Travel Awards

Established in 1993, and celebrating its 21st anniversary year, the World Travel Awards™ supports, promotes and develops the global travel and tourism industry by identifying and rewarding excellence and inspiring its practitioners to continually raise the standards of their produce and service offerings.

The annual program is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the world travel and tourism industry. In 2013, over 500,000 individual votes were cast by travel professionals and high end tourism consumers. The WTA covers the globe annually with a series of regional gala ceremonies, which recognize and celebrate individual and collective successes within each key geographical region. In 2014, along with Quito, WTA will stage gala ceremonies in the Middle East, Africa & the Indian Ocean, South and Central America, North America & the Caribbean, Asia and Australasia and Europe. All regional winners than compete head to head in a final round of voting for the 'world awards' -- announced at the WTA Grand Finale, Marrakech, Morocco in November. www.worldtravelawards.com

About Quito Turismo:

Quito Turismo is the tourism board of Ecuador's capital city. A public institution, it works with the Mayor of the city in order to develop the tourism industry in the Metropolitan District of Quito. Quito Turismo works on different strategies that focus on:

-The supporting of entrepreneurship for tourism projects across the community.

-The development of new tourism products that highlight the cultural and historic legacy of Quito.

-Provide technical assistance in tourism skills to the private tourism sector.

-Promotes the city as a tourism destination in local, regional and international markets. 

Media Contacts:

Tartan Group
250-592-3838

Deirdre Campbell
[email protected]

James Anderson
[email protected]

Quito Turismo
(+593 2) 299-3300 al 30 ext.1025

Belen Pacheco
[email protected] 

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dataloop.IO, an innovator in cloud IT-monitoring whose products help organizations save time and money, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Dataloop.IO is an emerging software company on the cutting edge of major IT-infrastructure trends including cloud computing and microservices. The company, founded in the UK but now based in San Fran...
"Avere Systems is a hybrid cloud solution provider. We have customers that want to use cloud storage and we have customers that want to take advantage of cloud compute," explained Rebecca Thompson, VP of Marketing at Avere Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Updating DevOps to the latest production data slows down your development cycle. Probably it is due to slow, inefficient conventional storage and associated copy data management practices. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, in Product and Solution at Tintri, will talk about DevOps and cloud-focused storage to update hundreds of child VMs (different flavors) with updates from a master VM in minutes, saving hours or even days in each development cycle. He will also...
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Linux Academy, the foremost online Linux and cloud training platform and community, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Linux Academy was founded on the belief that providing high-quality, in-depth training should be available at an affordable price. Industry leaders in quality training, provided services, and student certification passes, its goal is to c...
The unique combination of Amazon Web Services and Cloud Raxak, a Gartner Cool Vendor in IT Automation, provides a seamless and cost-effective way of securely moving on-premise IT workloads to Amazon Web Services. Any enterprise can now leverage the cloud, manage risk, and maintain continuous security compliance. Forrester's analysis shows that enterprises need automated security to lower security risk and decrease IT operational costs. Through the seamless integration into Amazon Web Services, ...
In the next five to ten years, millions, if not billions of things will become smarter. This smartness goes beyond connected things in our homes like the fridge, thermostat and fancy lighting, and into heavily regulated industries including aerospace, pharmaceutical/medical devices and energy. “Smartness” will embed itself within individual products that are part of our daily lives. We will engage with smart products - learning from them, informing them, and communicating with them. Smart produc...
Providing the needed data for application development and testing is a huge headache for most organizations. The problems are often the same across companies - speed, quality, cost, and control. Provisioning data can take days or weeks, every time a refresh is required. Using dummy data leads to quality problems. Creating physical copies of large data sets and sending them to distributed teams of developers eats up expensive storage and bandwidth resources. And, all of these copies proliferating...
"We provide DevOps solutions. We also partner with some key players in the DevOps space and we use the technology that we partner with to engineer custom solutions for different organizations," stated Himanshu Chhetri, CTO of Addteq, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
“DevOps is really about the business. The business is under pressure today, competitively in the marketplace to respond to the expectations of the customer. The business is driving IT and the problem is that IT isn't responding fast enough," explained Mark Levy, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Serena Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Hardware virtualization and cloud computing allowed us to increase resource utilization and increase our flexibility to respond to business demand. Docker Containers are the next quantum leap - Are they?! Databases always represented an additional set of challenges unique to running workloads requiring a maximum of I/O, network, CPU resources combined with data locality.
The speed of software changes in growing and large scale rapid-paced DevOps environments presents a challenge for continuous testing. Many organizations struggle to get this right. Practices that work for small scale continuous testing may not be sufficient as the requirements grow. In his session at DevOps Summit, Marc Hornbeek, Sr. Solutions Architect of DevOps continuous test solutions at Spirent Communications, explained the best practices of continuous testing at high scale, which is rele...
"We got started as search consultants. On the services side of the business we have help organizations save time and save money when they hit issues that everyone more or less hits when their data grows," noted Otis Gospodnetić, Founder of Sematext, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
The emerging Internet of Everything creates tremendous new opportunities for customer engagement and business model innovation. However, enterprises must overcome a number of critical challenges to bring these new solutions to market. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Martin, CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, outlined these key challenges and recommended approaches for overcoming them to achieve speed and agility in the design, development and implementation of Internet of Everything solutions with...
"What is the next step in the evolution of IoT systems? The answer is data, information, which is a radical shift from assets, from things to input for decision making," stated Michael Minkevich, VP of Technology Services at Luxoft, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.