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Francisco Sotomayor - 6/24/2014 A new Approach to Business Tourism and Event PlanningPerhaps part of the reason why this marvelous spot of ancient culture became a world cultural heritage site is due to the propelling of modern communication channels that came after this masterpiece.

Webmaster - 4/14/2016 How to understand about Zika virus and its effects when traveling to South America A permanent update on the spread of Zika virus has been promoting by the leading health organizations, including the World Heritage Organization and Control Disease Center.

Francisco Sotomayor - 8/11/2014 A new Approach to Business Tourism and Event PlanningAlthough the tourism industry has a variety of niches in the broad market, there are a few segments that are growing with promise of being successful in the short term future, as well as an important source in regards to the incoming flow of tourists in a particular destination. Nevertheless, the new approaches to business tourism focus mostly on the content and message that it wants to propel, as well as the environmental structure that is going to apply during the event along interactive activities between the lecture exponents and the public. Although leisure activities can be very helpful at times, it should not be confused as the same type of tourism. Business tourism is strongly related to the income generated by hotels, convention centers, and restaurants which are the services that business executives rely most while they participate in business meetings and congress abroad.

Francisco Sotomayor - 12/18/2014 Last week President Correa along with the recent nominated minister of Tourism and Harvard alumni,

Francisco Sotomayor - 7/30/2014 All You Need is Ecuador Trade - latintrails.comIn order to help the sales channels of the many tourism agents in Ecuador, the ministry of tourism launched a parallel campaign called " All You Need Is Ecuador Trade". This project was applied in conjunction between the Ministry of Tourism and EKOS corporation, a national company that has previous experience in the managing and edition of printed media, as well as the experience in assessment regarding market intelligence services.

Webmaster - 1/31/2014 Believe it or not, there are places all over Latin America that nowadays are becoming top destinations for Health tourism. The range of visitors for these natural spots for healing, wellness, and relaxation ranges from  elderly retiree foreigners to business executives that need a time to catch up for leisure activities, along with unwind vacations. These Latin American SPAS are complemented by their marvelous landscapes in the shores, highlands, or even rainforest.

Webmaster - 1/30/2014 Family Friendly Destinations- Lima PeruThe city of Lima in Peru, is one of the well known Capitals in South America, regarding its cosmopolitan life and its main tourist attractions. However, if you are planning to come with your whole family, there are some places in downtown Lima that can adjust to your needs during your accommodation in this busy and extravagant city.

Francisco Sotomayor - 7/25/2014 Improving quality in Tourism services as a top DestinationRecently Latin trails along with other 31 companies related to tourism affairs like tour operators, travel agencies, hotels, and car rentals, participated in the 8th workshop on how to promote Ecuador as a top destination. The patented workshop event was conducted by a selective group of inbound tour operators, which explained that the workshops was due to the requirements of many agents that are part of the tourism industry, who are willing to increase their network, as well as their products and packages with quality and high standards.

Francisco Sotomayor - 8/13/2014 Top 5 Romantic Hotels in QuitoBy the time you decide to come to Quito, the Capital of Ecuador, you would be amazed by the mixture of a city that strives to become a modern cosmopolitan metropolis , but at the same time still keeping some of its ancient architectural from its colonial past, which propels an exotic environment that welcomes fantasy, and romance, along with the high expectations of seeking pleasure and comfort in exploring this magic town. Additionally, you could explore its famous tourist destinations nearby the city through the marvelous highlands such as "La Mitad del Mundo", which is the imaginary line that divide the world in north and south hemispheres. Here you will have the opportunity of a life time to be in both sides of the world at the same time, across de Equator line.

Webmaster - 2/5/2014 By the time you decide to come to Quito, the Capital of Ecuador, you would be amazed by the mixture of a city that strives to become a modern cosmopolitan metropolis , but at the same time still keeping some of its ancient architectural from its colonial past, which propels an exotic environment that welcomes fantasy, and romance, along with the high expectations of seeking pleasure and comfort in exploring this magic town.




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Webmaster - 8/17/2012 Latin Trails, following its tradition of excellence and quality, offering first-class cruises to the Galapagos Islands, announces the latest developments in the remodeling of its new ship, the M/C Galapagos Seaman Journey, which will start its operations in January 2013.

Webmaster - 11/8/2012 Galapagos Seaman Catamaran“First of all I wanted to say to you how much we enjoyed the trip, it was hugely memorable. We enjoyed every hour and every minute of the whole trip. Seaman Catamaran Wonderful, Highly recommended

Francisco Sotomayor - 9/2/2014 NEMO I: the desired return of Sailing catamarans in Galapagos Archipelago - latintrails.comNowadays, the vast majority of small cruises operating in the Galapagos Islands are mostly considered motor yachts, which give a comfortable and smooth haul from island to island in a cozy environment inside the social areas of the cruise. On these modern yachts, passengers can enjoy in their room windows a panoramic view of the archipelago and its breath taking landscapes.

Francisco Sotomayor - 9/10/2014 Top reasons for taking a cruise with the Seaman Journey - latintrails.comThe Seaman Journey is classified as a first class motor yacht, operating in the Galapagos archipelago since 2012. It Is considered an expedition cruise, which means that the ship is the medium of transportation to its destination, in this case the islets, and islands of the national park reserve.

Webmaster - 5/22/2014 [IMG]Aqua Expeditions is a tourism company originally created in Peru, and which main business model focus on the operation of cruises in the Amazon river, nearby the city of Iquitos.

Webmaster - 5/21/2014 Top popular places on a typical Galapagos Island Hopping ItineraryThe well renowned Galapagos Islands offers a diversity of landscapes that are of unique envy among other exotic places that you may have visited before.

Webmaster - 5/9/2014 By the time you visit the Galapagos Islands, either by being onboard of a cruise or by staying at a fancy hotel on the islands, the dressing code will help you to handle the different activities that you might experience while staying on the archipelago and the National Park surroundings.

Francisco Sotomayor - 6/5/2014 Renewable energy from organic waste & oil accidents in the Galapagos IslandsThe province of Galapagos and its attempts to preserve the natural environment, even in the populated areas of the archipelago, has developed a recyclable system that has been in operation for about 4 years.

Francisco Sotomayor - 6/3/2014 Galapagos Islands and the issue with domestic pets The authorities of the Galapagos islands, along with the Ministry of the Environment are currently managing a campaign of domestic pets sterilization in order to prevent the presence and offspring from street cats and dogs spread out on the islands.

Webmaster - 3/27/2014 Top Experiences & Services onboard the Galapagos Sea Star JourneyThe Galapagos Sea Star Journey is one of the three main cruises that are part of LATIN TRAILS´ operational fleet in the Galapagos Islands. Among the categories of cruises that are managed in the fleet available at LATIN TRAILS, we have the following rankings such as tourist superior class, first class, and luxury class according to Galapagos standards that might be different from other international cruises.

Francisco Sotomayor - 9/4/2014 Top Experiences & Services onboard the Galapagos Sea Star JourneyThe Galapagos Sea Star Journey is one of the three main cruises that are part of LATIN TRAILS´ operational fleet in the Galapagos Islands. Among the categories of cruises that are managed in the fleet available at LATIN TRAILS, we have the following rankings such as tourist superior class, first class, and boutique class according to Galapagos standards that might be different from other international cruises.

Webmaster - 4/4/2014 The Seaman Journey is classified as a first class motor yacht, operating in the Galapagos archipelago since 2012. It Is considered an expedition cruise, which means that the ship is the medium of transportation to its destination, in this case the islets, and islands of the national park reserve.

Webmaster - 11/30/2015 The sandblastingGalapagos cruising, photos and videos of the Sea Star Journey The Latin Trails team is excited to share information on the Galapagos Sea Star Journey, she has just returned to the Galapagos Islands from dry dock and has been completely overhauled.

Webmaster - 9/18/2015 The sandblastingThe sandblasting, shot blasting or abrasive blasting, is the operation of propelling high pressure fluid, which may be: water or air with abrasive components like sand or glass; against a metallic surface with high pressure, in order to remove contaminating materials from it.

Webmaster - 6/16/2015 The Galapagos M/V GALAPAGOS SEA STAR JOURNEY will undergo a complete 2 month overhaul from August 20 – October 20, 2015.

Patrick Ziliax - 4/14/2015 “The ultimate underwater meeting”

patrick - 4/7/2015 Immerse yourself in comfort in one of the last places on earth that is totally wild and pristine by taking a pilgrimage far off the beaten path.

Francisco Sotomayor - 8/5/2014 Concierge service as a close branch to the customer service in TourismLet's start by explaining the concept and origins of the word concierge, and how it has been developed through the years in a globalized world where the quality of the service and effective assistance are a main issue in the corporate world, as well as in the health, hospitality and tourism industry.

Webmaster - 5/30/2014 Getting to know your crew in a Galapagos Cruise For a matter of safety and general culture is important to know some details, previously you and your family embark on a cruise overseas. Although the crew in some cruises may vary according to the size of the ship, services, and entertainment activities that you could find onboard, for the most part and particularly in small cruises with capacity up to 16 passengers, the crew´s internal structure and hierarchy is going to be similar among them.

Webmaster - 5/27/2014 Luxury Boutique Hotels & Island Hopping In GalapagosFor the most part, the concept of boutique hotels refers often to contained luxury facilities in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Usually, these boutique hotels are furnished in a particular style, which is based on a themed, or inspirational manner.

Webmaster - 4/7/2014 Perhaps you might be familiar with the predominant cruise liners that sail around the world and where you can find over a thousand passengers in a single trip. Also, the variety of entertainment activities that you are able to choose, are by far the most interesting features that make your trip pleasurable at all times.




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Webmaster - 2/10/2014 Galapagos Islands

Francisco Sotomayor - 1/13/2015 To understand the environmental approaches that are taking place on the Galapagos archipelago,it's important to get familiar with the Charles Darwin Research station and its origins. Since its beginning, many ecological projects have been applied through the Islands in order to preserve the bizarre flora and fauna, which are considered a world heritage by the UNESCO.

Webmaster - 3/26/2014 On a previous article we wrote about the top birds on the Galapagos Island based on my last visit and experience lived on this amazing archipelago. Nevertheless, this time I would like to write about the ranking of land creatures that according to my stand point of view, and based on my last journey on one of the cruises of LATIN TRAILS, deserve to be mentioned.

Webmaster - 3/26/2014 This is the third article from a series regarding creatures found in the Galapagos Islands and their primary ecosystems. So far we have talked about land creatures, birds, and now we are going to write about sea creatures. Although Galapagos can share its natural wonders and amazing ecosystems from different perspectives and according to its season, certainly the Sea World that belong to its national park has a lot to offer to any kind of tourist willing to witness their majestic richness under the water, and along its shores.

Webmaster - 5/13/2014 Attempts to preserve the Ecosystem in the Galapagos IslandsAs you may know by now, the Galapagos Islands are considered a World´s heritage by the UNESCO, and therefore there is a strong campaign in order to preserve the whole archipelago and its exotic, as well as its unique wildlife. Therefore, the Galapagos National park along with the Ecuadorian Government are constantly trying to improve the security of the islands along with the preservation of their diversity of eco- systems.

Webmaster - 3/27/2014 Although the Galapagos archipelago is famous due to its diversity of marine and land creatures, there is also appreciation to its diversity of birds surrounding the various islands. Even though each species of birds can show their exotic characteristics, there is no doubt that on top of the list you will always find the presence of the red and blue footed boobies, when thinking about Galapagos birds. Nonetheless , I would like to start my own ranking based on my latest experience during the time I visited this majestic place, and as I can rattle off their main differences among birds.

Webmaster - 5/6/2014 What are the differences between dry and wet landing on the Galapagos IslandsWhenever you get ready for a expedition in the Galapagos Islands, either as a cruise guest or by doing on solo the island hopping expeditions, you will get at some point the experience of a "dry and wet landing".

Francisco Sotomayor - 8/21/2014 Snorkeling in Galapagos - latintrails.comThe Galapagos islands is a special place, where the most avid lovers for snorkeling will find unique spots in order to explore the most amazing coral reefs, full of bright colored fishes and some other amazing sea creatures that will enchant them by their shapes, sizes, and agility underwater.

Webmaster - 5/9/2014 Tips to avoid dizziness without taking medicine in a SpeedboatIf you decide to visit the Galapagos Islands, remember that at some point you will need to move around the islands on a cruise or a speedboat. So, if you are not an experienced sailor, or have not tried at least once the experience to sail on the ocean, we would like to give you the following advice in order to handle the unpredictable ocean.

Webmaster - 4/14/2014 Galapagos is a well renown paradise, not just for traditional tourists, but also for scientists who are willing to visit and observe this live laboratory discovered by Charles Darwin in the 18th centuries. However, there is another class of visitor that is increasing in number within the last few years, for this particular destination in the Pacific ocean.

Webmaster - 5/22/2014 Kayaking expeditions in the Galapagos IslandsIf you are visiting the Galapagos islands as a backpacker or in a exclusive cruise, at some point you are going to have the opportunity to explores around the islands by doing some kayaking.

Francisco Sotomayor - 6/12/2014 [IMG]According to some naturalist guides of the Galapagos National Park, the Island Hopping activities were introduced by the first German tourists that came to explore the archipelago in the 60´s.

Francisco Sotomayor - 9/12/2014 Galapagos: a paradise for soft adventure and mountain-bike riders - latintrails.com Nowadays, the international tourism industry is developing new services for a particular segment of customers, who are mostly interested in doing some adventure activities in destinations that traditionally have been considered for leisure and relaxation purposes such as places with beach resorts.

Francisco Sotomayor - 8/27/2014 Packing list for a Galapagos Expedition - latintrails.comEven though expeditions might vary according to the length and place you are willing to explore, there are common items that you need to take into account and put on your bag pack in order to survive the journey. Nevertheless, if you are considering to visit the Galapagos Islands, then your accessories will include additional items that make your experience more meaningful during your time in the enchanted islands. Among the things that you should include in your belongings for this special trip to Galapagos, are the following items:

Webmaster - 4/8/2014 Snorkeling in Galapagos The Galapagos islands is a special place, where the most avid lovers for snorkeling will find unique spots in order to explore the most amazing coral reefs, full of bright colored fishes and some other amazing sea creatures that will enchant them by their shapes, sizes, and agility underwater.




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Francisco Sotomayor - 7/17/2014 The best 4 beaches in the Southwest of the Ecuadorian Coast Although Ecuador is famous for its Galapagos Islands and other attractions located in the four regions that spread out along the country, such as the Amazon rainforest, the highlands , and the majestic coast, without a doubt the cities and towns that were settled down at the shores of the Pacific coast, offer breathtaking sunsets , as well as diversity of adventure sports among other things.

Francisco Sotomayor - 6/18/2014 Mindo Ecuador in the cloud forestMindo is a small town located at 80 km away from the city of Quito. In this amazing place you can do a lot of outdoor activities in a region considered part of the cloud forest.

Francisco Sotomayor - 6/26/2014 La Ronda - latintrails.comLa Ronda is a popular street located in Old town Quito, which main characteristic is based on a cobblestone street surrounded by colonial houses with charming balconies along its path. Within the last years the street has improved its appearance and concept about handling tourism activities. Nowadays, along the street there are many stores and workshops where the visitors can get a brief explanation about the origin and elaboration of the products offered through local handcrafters, who share their expertise.

Francisco Sotomayor - 7/1/2014 Quito and its routes of urban legendsFor those visitors that are planning to stop by at the Ecuadorian capital city, there are new attractions among tourism activities that can be enjoyed, while you are exploring Quito´s famous Old Town, which has been declared by UNESCO as one of the first World Cultural Heritage Sites. The organization "Quito Eterno" has been focused for more than 12 years in theater, arts and the oral value of urban traditions, as part of the intangible heritage of the city. Along with this cultural approach, the organization has developed interesting tourism services for local and international visitors along the iconic buildings located in Old town.

Francisco Sotomayor - 8/1/2014 A new Road access is available to Quito's International AirportAfter two long years of expectations, a fast access expressway would be opened today. The road named "Collas" would be the fourth road available with direct entry to the airport, and perhaps the fastest regarding its distance from Quito downtown.

Webmaster - 9/9/2013 Day 1We started out at Bucay, the 2nd stop, we boarded this beautifully decorated train, in classic republican style, a remnant of the first passenger trains from the early 1900s. You could almost expect to find the mythical general Eloy Alfaro on board.

Webmaster - 7/5/2012 To all Dears Partners, Latin Trails informs you that, in order to give variety and exclusivity to our dear business partners, we want to show a new kind of tour that is suitable for people that are looking for

Francisco Sotomayor - 7/3/2014 Mindo is another small town that within the last few years has become a tourism attraction for naturalist excursions and adventure. Due to its exclusive location in the Ecuadorian cloud forest, there are some eco-tourism strategies applied by the local authorities in order to increase the flow of visitors in this town considered a paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers, as well.

Francisco Sotomayor - 6/19/2014 Before you start a round trip anywhere in the world, there are many factors that you need to consider in the destinations available in your radar, and among them, the top four factors, regardless of their order, are without a doubt personal security, political stability, low costs, and a reliable tourist infrastructure along with diversity of attractions.

Francisco Sotomayor - 12/3/2014 Cuenca Panama HatAlthough the city of Cuenca is among the top cities in Ecuador, it has had traditionally a moderate flow of visitors from overseas, when considered a potential tourist attraction, due to its rich history, culture, as well as the archaeological sites available along its natural landscapes.

Webmaster - 1/14/2014 The article shows these destinations in a global view or divided according to the region of origin classified between Africa, Australia, The USA, Canada, the Americas, and Asia. Considered as one of most bio-diverse countries in the world, the article highlights the Galapagos Islands, and over 1600 species of birds, as well as 4000 kinds of orchids, which for the last years this particular flower has become a luxury in the decoration among elite housewives, as well as householders.

Francisco Sotomayor - 11/11/2014 The Cemetery of Guayaquil- Part 3 - latintrails.comWe have already mentioned the impressive mausoleums and exotic architectural designs found around some iconic tombs that belong as the final resting place of famous and important people that made an impact in the political, economical, and social life of Guayaquil and the whole nation of Ecuador.

Francisco Sotomayor - 11/11/2014 The Cemetery of Guayaquil- Part 3 - latintrails.comDue to the 194 years of independency of Guayaquil, recently the city hall and the Beneficiary Board of Guayaquil have proclaimed a new route within the cemetery surroundings, as one of the many tourist attractions that this city has to offer to local , and international visitors.

Francisco Sotomayor - 10/13/2014 The Cemetery of Guayaquil- Part 1 - latintrails.comAlthough the Guayaquil cemetery has been overlooked for many years by locals and international visitors, its hidden historical value represents a great deal of stories of foreign artists that came to this city by the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, and contributed to the creation of this special site in the city.

Francisco Sotomayor - 10/3/2014 Mindo-Part 2- latintrails.comThis charming town is an alternative option for visitors who want to enjoy adventure tourism in the cloud forest of Ecuador. Surrounded by a vast forest, Mindo has become a paradise for nature lovers from all over the world thanks to its majestic flora and fauna. Here the average visitor can be delighted by a diversity of bird species like and colored full toucans. Additionally, there are spots where a number of outdoor activities can be performed by tourists who enjoy adventure tourism.

Francisco Sotomayor - 8/21/2014 Advantages of Quito as a destination for international touristsBefore you start a round trip anywhere in the world, there are many factors that you need to consider in the destinations available in your radar, and among them, the top four factors, regardless of their order, are without a doubt personal security, political stability, low costs, and a reliable tourist infrastructure along with diversity of attractions.

Webmaster - 9/7/2012 Latin Trails’ Newsletter: Legends and Treasures in Quito LATIN TRAILS is pleased to introduce another service of excellence and quality. Quito, "Light of America", has countless corners full of treasures and legends. The new city tours have been exclusively designed for the most demanding tourists who want to experience the history at its purest of the first city declared World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. "Legend Routes" and "Treasures of Quito" are tours designed to discover the majesty of Quito. Sites full of history but little visited as: convents, houses and heritage neighbourhoods were selected in these city tours for passengers hungry for knowledge and culture lovers. These include visits to exceptional historic places and if desired, can include lunch at one of the restaurants in the Historic Centre.




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