Guayaquil, the magic of the Pacific, also known as the Pearl of the Pacific, is a vibrant city and the biggest in Ecuador. Between wetlands and mangroves it expanded to become an important urban centre and the main port of the country, where trade and business are the most important activities.
Over 270 travel agents assisted the on line seminar "Be an Expert in Guayaquil", given by Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism with the objective of training international tour operators on this top destination in the country, and thus assure an effective sale of Ecuador.
This on line training was given on Tuesday and Wednesday November 25 and 26 in a total of six sessions in five languages: Spanish, English, French, German and Portuguese.
Crossing borders and breaking records of webinar attendance on Guayaquil, also known as the Pearl of the Pacific, this initiative reached over 270 representatives of important tour operators from over 10 countries, with a high degree of satisfaction.
Watch the webinar and download the sales material on Guayaquil on the language you prefer:
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 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.
Presentador en Alemán
Guía de turismo con amplia experiencia en los distintos destinos que conforman Ecuador para reconocidos operadores turísticos.
Especialista en manejo y promoción de Destinos Turísticos con formación profesional y cursos de especialización.
Posee conocimiento de las 24 provincias de Ecuador y habla con fluidez los idiomas: alemán, español e inglés.
Presentador en Francés y Portugués
Conoce el país como la palma de su mano, amante de la naturaleza y eventos al aire libre. También es andinista y fotógrafo por afición.
Es guía nacional y guía naturalista. Tiene experiencia conduciendo grupos turísticos de Franceses y Brasileños por más de 20 años en el Ecuador continental y Galápagos.
En la actualidad está al mando de dos empresas que se encargan del transporte turístico y de viajes de aventura por los cuatro mundos de Ecuador: Andes, Amazonía, Costa del Pacífico y Galápagos.
Además, le encanta participar en las ferias internacionales fuera de Ecuador, representando al país y promocionando los destinos turísticos únicos que ofrece.