Playfully referred to as the country of four worlds, Ecuador is a land of many terrains: the Amazon rainforest, the Andes mountains, the Pacific coast and the Galápagos Islands. The climate is mild year-round, supporting the country’s natural biodiversity and keeping its residents happy.
The country’s compact size means you can travel from one side of Ecuador to the other in a matter of hours. For business travellers, this means you can enjoy a relaxing breakfast by the Pacific Ocean, visit the snowy peaks of Cotopaxi volcano on an incentive trip and stay the night in an eco-lodge deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon, all in one day.
In Quito, the country’s capital, visitors can discover one of the largest and best-preserved historic city centres in Latin America. In the World Heritage City, you can climb the domes of neo-Gothic basilicas such as Basílica del Voto Nacional, visit the gold-leaf-covered Compañía de Jesús church, or take in a bird’s-eye view of the city’s picturesque plazas from a cable car.
The city deftly combines tradition with ongoing development and modernisation
The city deftly combines tradition with ongoing development and modernisation. It is the seat of the central government, the location of the best universities in the country and home to international embassies, consulates and companies.
It would be remiss to leave Ecuador without visiting the Galápagos Islands. At the end of your business trip, you can take a mere two-hour flight to the islands that captivated Darwin. Whether you explore the archipelago by foot or from the vantage point of one of the many cruises that tour the islands, it is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
Just 35 minutes from the city is the Mariscal Sucre International Airport, which has been named the leading airport in South America by the World Travel Awards every year since 2014. Connecting Quito to major cities around the world, the airport is the gateway to Ecuador’s thriving business scene.
A wealth of convention centres, five-star hotels and top-quality eateries, plus the use of the US dollar as currency, make the destination even more appealing to business travellers.
Hi-tech, low stress
In the rural parish of Cumbayá, business travellers will find the Paseo San Francisco Shopping Centre and, within that, the Quorum Quito convention centre. At 11,500sq m, the venue can accommodate up to 3,000 people across two floors and 27 offices, meeting rooms and halls. Furthermore, the centre is fitted with state-of-the-art technology to cater to all events.
Audio and video equipment, simultaneous translation software, registration and voting systems and event planning services all make Quorum Quito a premier destination for business events.
The centre’s 2,500 free parking spaces, free Wi-Fi and food and beverage service make any trip to Quorum Quito hassle-free, allowing visitors to concentrate on the task at hand.
Ecuador is sure to captivate any visitor with its varied landscapes, biodiversity and historical centre. Those travelling for business will enjoy all of this, plus the convenience of Quito’s transport options and the streamlined service offered by Quorum Quito.