Having been recognised as a regional chief by voters on the World Journey Awards, Breaking Journey Information right here talks to Gloria Gallardo, president of the Guayaquil Public and Municipal Firm of Tourism, to learn how it feels to have received
Breaking Journey Information: Congratulations – Guayaquil has been honoured with the titles of South America’s Leading City Destination, South America’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination and South America’s Leading City Tourist Board on the World Travel Awards – how does it really feel to have received?
Gloria Gallardo: For us, it was an enormous honour to have been nominated.
To have received, in all of the nominations, it’s a big duty that can problem us much more to take care of and enhance our providers.
Breaking Journey Information: How helpful are the World Journey Awards and related accolades in promotion of town to a world hospitality market?
GG: These awards awake individuals’s curiosity in Guayaquil.
It makes the world to keep watch over us and present what town’s bought to supply.
Because of new applied sciences; we’re capable of be a part of efforts and promote a contemporary and cosmopolitan idea of Guayaquil and its individuals who really feel happy with their hometown and their identification.
Breaking Journey Information: How would you describe the temper amongst tourism insiders in Guayaquil, and Ecuador extra usually, in late 2020? Are you hoping for a return to normality subsequent yr?
GG: When Covid-19 first hit Guayaquil, the native metropolis corridor authorities took management over to restrain the adverse results of the pandemic.
In doing so, it additionally aimed to maintain town economic system operating conducting short- and long-term outcomes.
Particularly, the vacationer space we now have met with nice success.
The tourism business of Guayaquil felt supported by the mayor of Guayaquil, Cynthia Viteri Jimenez, who labored along with the Public and Municipal Firm of Tourism of Guayaquil, that I lead, and shaped the ‘United for the Reactivation of Tourism in Larger Guayaquil’ committee.
That is an organisation that has the participation of representatives of the complete tourism business.
The target is producing proposals to profit the vacationer sector, an necessary pillar for the financial reactivation of town.
A number of the measures that we now have been adopting embody: acquiring the Protected Travels certification, non permanent suspension of tourism taxes and levies, utility of 75 per cent capability for eating places, utility of 30 per cent capability for the realisation of occasions and the re-opening of piers and parks.
Breaking Journey Information: What plans does the Guayaquil tourism board have to revive confidence out there looking forward to 2021?
GG: After the Covid-19 well being disaster, it’s our high precedence to regain shopper confidence.
We’ll deal with adopting all the required means to ensure the well-being of vacationers.
That is the place we carried out coaching via biosecurity and the Protected Travels stamp security measure, to make sure that the worth chain of the sector targets particular well being and hygiene points.
As well as, these measures are important for employers to not present their providers in a security method however it goals to additionally shield themselves and permit their surroundings to adapt extra rapidly to the brand new situations introduced because of this pandemic.
Guayaquil is taken into account a enterprise journey vacation spot and world class skilled occasions hub.
On this post-pandemic yr, two occasions have been efficiently held: Worldwide E book Honest (digital occasion) and the seventh version of Raíces a Gastronomy Hybrid Honest (head to head and digital).
On the identical time, 24 digital occasions and 4 hybrid occasions are within the works.
For the upcoming 2021 yr, the Conference Bureau of Guayaquil will handle to convey extra occasions to town that can generate an influx of vacationers, creation of recent jobs and social progress.
All these occasions could have the help of the Public and Municipal Firm of Tourism and management companies to ensure the safety and high quality of the occasions and act because the watchdog of bio-safety protocols.
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