October 25, 2021


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BTN interview: Gloria Gallardo, president, Guayaquil Public and Municipal Company of Tourism | Focus

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Getting been recognised as a regional leader by voters at the Entire world Vacation Awards, Breaking Vacation Information in this article talks to Gloria Gallardo, president of the Guayaquil General public and Municipal Firm of Tourism, to obtain out how it feels to have received

Breaking Vacation Information: Congratulations – Guayaquil has been honoured with the titles of South America’s Main Town Spot, South America’s Main Meetings & Meeting Spot and South America’s Main Town Vacationer Board at the Entire world Vacation Awards – how does it sense to have received?

Gloria Gallardo: For us, it was a substantial honour to have been nominated.

To have received, in all the nominations, it is a substantial duty that will problem us even much more to preserve and increase our expert services. 

Breaking Vacation Information: How useful are the Entire world Vacation Awards and very similar accolades in marketing of the city to a world wide hospitality market place?

GG: These awards awake people’s curiosity in Guayaquil.

It will make the earth to continue to keep an eye on us and display what the city’s acquired to supply.

Thanks to new systems we are ready to join efforts and promote a present day and cosmopolitan notion of Guayaquil and its people who sense happy of their hometown and their identification.

Breaking Vacation Information: How would you describe the mood among the tourism insiders in Guayaquil, and Ecuador much more generally, in late 2020? Are you hoping for a return to normality upcoming year?

GG: When Covid-19 to start with hit Guayaquil, the local city corridor authorities took management over to restrain the detrimental results of the pandemic.

In accomplishing so, it also aimed to continue to keep the city economic climate running carrying out limited- and prolonged-time period success.
Specifically, the tourist region we have achieved with good accomplishment.

The tourism business of Guayaquil felt supported by the mayor of Guayaquil, Cynthia Viteri Jimenez, who worked collectively with the General public and Municipal Firm of Tourism of Guayaquil, that I lead, and fashioned the ‘United for the Reactivation of Tourism in Increased Guayaquil’ committee.

This is an organisation that has the participation of representatives of the full tourism business.

The objective is creating proposals to gain the tourist sector, an significant pillar for the economic reactivation of the city.

Some of the steps that we have been adopting consist of: getting the Secure Travels certification, short-term suspension of tourism taxes and levies, application of seventy five per cent potential for dining places, application of thirty per cent potential for the realisation of events and the re-opening of piers and parks.

Breaking Vacation Information: What strategies does the Guayaquil tourism board have to restore self-assurance in the market place on the lookout in advance to 2021?

GG: After the Covid-19 overall health disaster, it is our leading precedence to get back buyer self-assurance.

We will emphasis on adopting all the needed signifies to assurance the very well-being of travelers.

This is wherever we executed coaching via biosecurity and the Secure Travels stamp protection evaluate, to guarantee that the price chain of the sector targets certain overall health and hygiene concerns.

In addition, these steps are necessary for companies not to present their expert services in a protection way but it aims to also shield themselves and enable their setting to adapt much more immediately to the new disorders introduced as a consequence of this pandemic.

Guayaquil is viewed as a small business journey place and earth class experienced events hub.

In this post-pandemic year, two events have been effectively held: Global Ebook Good (digital function) and the seventh version of Raíces a Gastronomy Hybrid Good (confront to confront and digital).

At the similar time, 24 digital events and four hybrid events are in the is effective.

For the future 2021 year, the Conference Bureau of Guayaquil will manage to deliver much more events to the city that will crank out an influx of travelers, creation of new employment and social development.

All these events will have the guidance of the General public and Municipal Firm of Tourism and management businesses to assurance the protection and excellent of the events and act as the watchdog of bio-protection protocols.

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