May 1st: Labour Day in Ecuador

April 30, 2013 Ecuador News No Comments
Columbus Work Day

Columbus Work Day

The Ministry of Tourism would like to remind everyone that the First of May is International Labor Day. The reason we acknowledge this day is to recognize those who have fought for their respectable working rights in the past when workers were mistreated and when conditions were unsafe and hazardous. … Continue Reading

Quito’s New Airport: Opening Feb. 20th, 2013

April 29, 2013 Travel to Ecuador 1 Comment
New Quito - Ecuador Airport

New Quito – Ecuador Airport

After 52 years of service, the Quito International Airport will finally be moving to its new location in the Caraburo Plateau, near the Parish of Tababela, about 20km (12.4 mi) Northeast of Quito. The new airport will be open for operation beginning February 20th, 2013. The new airport is estimated to serve about 5 million passengers within this first phase of construction. Over the next two decades, the numbers are predicted to climb up to 7.5 million by 2030. Please keep in mind that because of the transition, there will be a small increase in your airfare. This information can be found by calling the airline on which you will be traveling. … Continue Reading