During the Citizen Broadcast that took place last Friday, August 14, the Risk Management Secretary, Maria del Pilar Cornejo, reported that the yellow alert has been declared in the provinces of Cotopaxi, Tungurahua and Pichincha, as a result of ash emissions from the Cotopaxi Volcano that have occurred in the course of the last few days.




The Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR), through its Domestic Markets Directorate, held a workshop on Friday, August 14, (Business Roundtable) as part of the commercial joint strategy between the different actors in the tourism field to boost the development of The Origin of the Chocolate Route in Ecuador.




The Virgen del Cisne pilgrimage was scheduled to start at 07:00 on Monday, August 17, 2015. The first section of the journey began at El Cisne Basilica to the Parish of San Pedro de la Bendita, in the Catamayo Canton.




During the week from August8 to 13, the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador participated in the Virtuoso Week Annual Fair in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the Virtuoso Week, the Ecuador Ministry of Tourism met individually with more than 350 of the most internationally important travel agents and tour operators to promote Destination Ecuador.




Jessica Escala Maccaferri, Consul General of Ecuador in New Jersey, conducted the negotiations with the Newark Council, a city of the State of New Jersey located a few kilometers from New York, where thousands of Ecuadorians live.




The Ministry of Tourism invited all the Ecuadorian tourism sector to take part in the 12th edition of the UNWTO AWARDS: Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism.




The first edition of the All You Need Is Ecuador 70.3 Ironman was held last Sunday, August 9, 2015. The event, known for its high level of athletic requirements took place in the city of Manta, Manabí, due to its excellent tourist infrastructure, tourist attractions and warm weather. 




Since last June 15, Ecuador Train has a new route available to its clients: The Lakes’ Train Route.




This is a popular attraction among tourists visiting Ecuador, who marvel at the spectacle given by mating humpback whales in the Ecuadorian coast.




The Galapagos were chosen as the Best Islands in the World by readers of the travelers’ Travel + Leisure Magazine, based in New York, United States.