Published on : Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Immensely popular, Quito is more than just the capital city of Ecuador. The first UNESCO world heritage site, the mountaintop municipality is considered one of the largest and best preserved colonial districts in America.
Quito is situated in the Andes, 9,350 feet above the sea level. It has winding cobblestone streets taking one to broad open plazas. Nearby natural attractions include Cotopaxi National Park. The busy marketplaces and attractive Bohemian-style districts provide opportunities to experience the cuisine and culture of the city to the T.
Veronica Sevilla, general manager of the Quito Tourism Board in February has taken up the responsibility for coordinating tourism activities for Quito. Strategic tourism planning, promotion and development are the main responsibilities of Sevilla. She also looks after the goal of increasing arrivals and spending, promoting longer stays and driving investment and tourism development for Quito.
She has rich experience in developing many South American tourism companies located in Chile, Ecuador, Columbia, Argentina and Peru. At Casa Gangotena, a luxury hotel based in Quito, Sevilla occupied management and consulting positions. We spoke with Sevilla to hear her views on the development of tourism and the possibility for one of Latin America’s sought-after travel destinations.