AVIAREPS expands South American network with new office opening in Quito, Ecuador
AVIAREPS, the global leader and expert in developing and shaping outbound tourism, aviation and hospitality demand and spend, has expanded its South American market presence by opening an office in Quito, Ecuador, bringing the total number of offices in the AVIAREPS international network to 66 across 48 countries. AVIAREPS’ expansion into Ecuador follows the Ecuadorian government’s declaration in December 2017 for a policy of open skies for both passenger and cargo air operations. The policy is expected to increase Ecuador’s air connectivity, providing opportunities for both inbound and outbound travel. Says Edgar Lacker, Chief Executive Officer, AVIAREPS: “Ecuador has an expanding outbound travel market with exciting opportunities for market development by airlines, tourism boards, hotels and travel service companies. As the world’s leading representation company for aviation and tourism entities, it is important for us to provide our expertise in new and developing markets that offer potential for our clients to grow. Our belief in, and expectations for growth in Ecuador remain strong. We are fully committed to the Ecuador market and look forward to not only introducing our international clients to the possibilities for investment and success in Ecuador, but also having our Quito office become a pipeline for Ecuadorian entities to utilise our global network of experts for expanding their own aviation, tourism and trade promotion activities internationally.” With a population of 16.8 million people and a GDP in 2017 of USD 101.5 billion, Ecuador currently has 14 online carriers operating to the country, with more poised to be activated. In terms of outbound travel potential, leisure travel spending grew by 6.0% in 2017 to USD 2.34 billion and is expected to rise by 5.0% per annum to reach USD 3.801 billion in 2027. Business travel is also showing steady growth of 5.5% in 2017 reaching USD 933 million, and is expected to rise by 2.9% per annum to USD 1.241 billion in 2027. The AVIAREPS Ecuador office is headed by Carlos Valbuena as General Manager and Gustavo Vaca as Office Manager. The office is located at: Manuel Iturrey N28-05 y Bello Horizonte, Edificio Artes – 4th Floor, Quito, Ecuador and can be contacted at: crm.aviarepstourism.com/col/contact-form-aviareps-ecuador For further information on how AVIAREPS can assist your organisation to expand its commercial footprint in Ecuador contact AVIAREPS at: aviareps.com
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