Quito Announces Innovative Tourism Developments and Important Initiatives as the City Looks to the Future and Prepares for Increase in Tourism Arrivals

New York – Quito, Ecuador’s Capital, presents new tourism developments to meet projected inbound tourism demands and host high profile events during 2013. A gateway to Ecuador’s four diverse regions – the Amazon, Andes, Pacific Coast and Galapagos Islands – Quito’s new projects include a new airport, improvement to the city’s connectivity, a cross country train route, new subway system, new convention centers and hotel expansions.

New Airport and Increased Flight Service

Set for inauguration in February 2013, Quito’s Mariscal Antonio Jose de Sucre airport is located 20 miles northwest from downtown Quito in the Tababela valley. Similar to New York’s JFK Airport, Quito’s new international airport has been granted a ‘B’ category by IATA. To date, the airport’s construction has generated more than $1 billion USD of economic activity in the local economy.

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