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News from Quito, Ecuador

News From Quito, Ecuador 2013: QUITO POSITIONS ITSELF AS A LEADING TOURISM DESTINATION The city of Quito is strengthening its position as a premier tourism destination and 2013 has provided a clear stage of the destination to continue its path. The NEW International...

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New Revamped Ecuador International Airport

Quito Gets a New Airport   New York – February 19, 2013 - Ecuador’s Civil Aviation Authority has announced that Quito’s new international airport, will begin operations on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. All operations at Quito’s current airport, which operates under...

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Quito a candidate for New World’s 7 Wonders Cities

The City of Quito has made it to the second round of the New “7 Wonders of the World Cities” competition and is now part of 303 cities that were selected from an initial 1,200  list. Whether you have visited recently or in the past, Quito has plenty of reasons to be...

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LAN Airlines Offers Spring Specials to South America

(MIAMI, FL, March 2012) – LAN Airlines, South America’s premier carrier, and its affiliates invite passengers to celebrate the arrival of springtime by booking a trip to South America. Savvy travelers can get a head start on planning a summer getaway this year by...

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LAN Airlines Announces the Biggest Deal of the Year

 (MIAMI, November 28, 2011) – LAN Airlines, South America´s premier air carrier, and its affiliates announce the biggest deal of the year! Passengers looking to travel to South America next year can book now through December 12, 2011 and enjoy savings on trips to...

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10 New Extreme Adventures from Abercrombie & Kent

(DOWNERS GROVE, IL – October 17, 2011) -- There is adventure travel, and then there are the adventures of a lifetime. Abercrombie & Kent seamlessly orchestrates unforgettable journeys in the world's most challenging environments. Among the exciting new Extreme...

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Casa Gangotena: Quito’s Newest Boutique Hotel

There will soon be a new address for spirited travelers to experience the beauty and history of Old Town Quito, Ecuador: Casa Gangotena. Situated in a newly restored historic mansion overlooking Plaza San Francisco, the three-story boutique hotel harbors 31 suites,...

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Quito Named 2011 Culture Capital Of The Americas

QUITO, Ecuador, April 15 –The capital of Ecuador has been named the 2011 American Capital of Culture and has scheduled a full slate of concerts, festivals, fairs and events through December. Quito is a living jewel with its 320-acre historic center full of 130...

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The Colonial Jewel of the South, Cuenca, Ecuador

Sitting on the small rectangular balcony outside my room at the Hotel Milan, I look down on the cobblestone streets of the city of Cuenca. Traveling alone is liberating. I have just arrived to explore the Ecuadorian city I will be living and teaching in for the next...

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Buen Provecho Ecuador

Meals in Ecuador often consist of set menus known as almuerzos (al-mur-zoes) lunches and meriendas (merry-en-das) dinners, which usually consist of a soup, main course (usually meat) and a dessert. These usually cost just one or two dollars. Soups are without doubt...

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