Be an EXPERT on Cuenca!

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Cuenca: a city that shines

Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca, called Tumipamba and Guapondélig in the past, is a space that in all of its corners has the expression of its millenary history, distinguished by the courtesy and hospitality that breathes there. Cuenca is tradition and charm, a city crossed by four rivers that encircle culture, art and heritage. 


Over 250 travel agents attended the on line seminar "Be an Expert on Cuenca", given by the Ministry of Tourism with the objective of training international tour operators on the country's top destinations and thus assure an effective sale of the destination Ecuador.


This online training was held on December Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 in a total of six sessions given in five languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, and German. With a high-interest in the beautiful city of Cuenca, declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO since 1999, this initiative reached 255 representatives of important tour operators from over ten countries, with a high-satisfaction rating from the attendees.


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Webinar Hosts Profiles

Rodrigo Salas (ES)

Rodrigo Salas Vaca


Spanish Host and Webinar producer


Marketing Consultant & Advisor in Promotion and Tourism Development. 
Editor in touristic publications. 

Specialist in management and promotion of touristic destinations with a professional formation and specialized courses in Ecuador, Colombia, United States, Spain, Holland and Belgium in subjects of destination development, commerce, culture, promotion and marketing. 

18 + years of experience in the touristic industry, in both private and public sectors and NGOs, as well as the coordination, organization and logistic management in-situ in more than 50 fairs, presentations, exhibitions and international events of tourism. 

Knowledgeable in the 24 providences of Ecuador and of 88 multiple cities in 22 different countries in America, Europe and Africa.  

Fluent in 6 languages: Spanish, English, German, French, Italian & Portuguese.

Francisco Dousdebés (EN)

Francisco“Pancho” Dousdebés


English Host


Francisco Dousdebés was born in Quito, Ecuador. He studied Biology and in 1986 became a Naturalist Guide for the Galapagos National Park. He also studied Broadcasting Communications in 1988.


He worked for the Science Museum of Minnesota, and got his Scuba Diving certification. Further education includes Hospitality Management and he was Cruise Director of Yacht Isabela II, a luxury expedition vessel in Galapagos.


In 2000 he led the Galapagos Expedition Department of Ecuador’s largest tour operator, Metropolitan Touring, where he was in charge of developing the expedition philosophy, managing Naturalist Guides and training the sales staff of his company and clients all over the Americas.


For many years Francisco led the Environmental Affairs Department of Ecuador’s Metropolitan Touring and designed sustainable strategies that allowed minimizing the environmental footprint of tour operations, as well as corporate development.


In 2009, he was a finalist in the Heart of Green Awards due to his environmental leadership. He also lectures on natural history of Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands, and focuses on natural selection, evolution, and sustainable tourism.


Until February 2014, Francisco was the Commercial Manager for three key markets in Ecuador’s inbound tourism: Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Currently, he is the Galápagos Product Manager for Yacht La Pinta and Yacht Isabela II.

Roberto Alonso-Rodhe (DE)

Roberto Alonso-Rodhe

German Host


Tour guide for recognized tour operators with a vast experience on the different destinations that make Ecuador. 


Specialized in managing and promotion of touristic destinations with professional background and specialization courses. 


He is knowledgeable in Ecuador's 24 provinces and speaks German, Spanish and English fluently. 




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