353 travel agents, tour operators and journalists attended the second version of the “Be an expert in Galapagos" webinar. The seminar was given by experts hired by the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador. The objective was to train international tour operators on tourism in Galapagos and thus, ensure effective sales for this destination.
The online training took place on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 and it was delivered in two sessions and in two languages: Spanish and English. Due to the great reception that the first Webinar conducted in May 2015 had, it was decided to hold a second online seminar. This shows the great interest in the tourism to the Galapagos Islands.
The online seminar was divided into four categories. The first was the type of visits that can be performed in the archipelago. Naturalist cruises, diving, inter-island or "Island Hopping, and cruises or day visits were mentioned.
The second aspect addressed was the types of boats:yachts and boats up to 50 passengers and expedition boats and cruises for 51 to 100 passengers. The third category was about the accommodation options and activities on the following islands: Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Isabela and Fernandina.
Finally, it discussed issues related to logistics and provided additional information on tourism in the Galapagos. They spoke of the demands for photography and filming projects in the Galapagos National Park, as well as the requirements for safe deep diving practice.