Quito prepares to receive TravelMart LatinAmerica
The 43rd edition of the annual event will be held in the Ecuadorian capital between September 18 and 20
TravelMart LatinAmerica is the main event of business development of the travel industry to destinations in Latin America. Attendance is restricted to 1000 delegates to ensure a productive and professional experience for all.
The event program is strictly commercial with an arrival / registration day, followed by two 15-20 minute days of pre-scheduled business appointment periods. Buyers and suppliers are "decision makers" who meet personally to discuss existing contracts, develop new contacts and products, and "complete" last-minute vacancies.
The buyers are tour operators, wholesalers, meeting organizers and US incentive companies. USA, Canada, Mexico, Asia / Pacific and Europe.
Suppliers are "responsible for decision-making" in Central and South America including hotels, receptive operators, airlines, tourism and promotion boards, car rental companies, etc.
Visiting Quito is an unforgettable experience, its Historic Center is the best preserved and the most extensive in America. There are 320 hectares with 40 churches, 16 convents and monasteries and around 5000 heritage buildings.
Its republican buildings remain as living witnesses of the architectural legacy of the time and the samples of the Baroque school remain almost intact over the years, as is the case of the Society of Jesus.
The churches and religious buildings of the historic center of Quito are undoubtedly one of the finest jewels in the city, and are not only of interest to devout Catholics. These monuments exhibit the city's culture, history and art throughout the centuries.
You cannot miss San Francisco, the largest religious complex in Latin America located in the same square as Casa Gangotena, which gives the hotel some of its best views. It was the first church in Quito and the most significant for religious culture.
One of the best neo-Gothic illustrations in the region, the Basilica of the National Vote is adorned with Ecuadorian animals that appear to be frozen in stone. The view that can be seen from its towers makes the climb to reach the summit worthwhile, and also the vertigo. These three attractions are just an opening: there are many churches and convents waiting to be discovered in the mysterious streets of Quito.
Not only is the city's Historic Center the best model of architecture and history of the city, it is also the cultural hub, with theaters and live music.
The National Theater Sucre is the best theater in the historic center, both in aesthetics and history and in the quality of its presentations. It was inaugurated in 1886, the great neoclassical building hosts the renowned international jazz festival of the city, as well as musical and high octane operas.
During the day or at night, La Ronda is the ideal place for entertainment: in the daytime, the narrow and historic street is full of quirky shops that sell chocolates, straw hats and handicrafts, and when night comes, La Ronda offers the best nightlife full of street performers and attractive bars with salsa and dance shows.