Travel Ecuador (http://www.travelecuador.com)
Latin American adventure travel expert available for media interviews
QUITO, ECUADOR – Born in Cuenca, Travel Ecuador founder and owner Juan Rodriguez has seen the adventure travel industry grow from its infancy. Infrastructure improvements and a newfound political stability have helped Latin America emerge as a destination for global adventure travel. In Ecuador, major improvements to roads and highways provide access to previously passed-over cultural and adventure travel destinations in the country’s interior.
Few people, if any, are more qualified to speak on Ecuador’s emerging adventure travel industry than Rodriguez. In 1992, he trained and guided the first whitewater raft descent of the country’s Upano River and was part of the first Ecuadoran climbing team to ascend the infamous “nose” of Yosemite’s El Capitan. An amateur aviator, he spends many weekends seeking out new trekking and biking routes through the Andes from the cockpit of his home-built propeller plane.
When Rodriguez founded Travel Ecuador 20 years ago, he did so in a business environment starkly different from the one he works in today. While the Galapagos Islands were a major tourism draw, Ecuador’s poor infrastructure made travel on the mainland – as well as some of the business’s basic operations – far more difficult.
“When I started, communications were difficult. I went three months without a telephone,” Rodriguez said. “Now I am on Skype every day.”
Now, Rodriguez exists in a highly competitive tourism industry; many companies are poised to capitalize on the flood of new travelers coming to Ecuador. To keep ahead, he has pioneered new destinations in the country’s interior like Cuenca, the country’s third largest city and cultural capital, or hikes along the ancient Inca trails.
Rodriguez is available for interviews with journalists working on stories about Ecuador, the adventure travel industry, or tourism in Latin America. To schedule an interview, contact Matt Minich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Travel Ecuador
Travel Ecuador specializes in designing and operating completely custom tour programs for their distribution partners, enabling their partners to provide exclusive Ecuadorian travel experiences for their clients.
Juan Rodriguez, founder of Travel Ecuador, has been conceiving, planning and operating high-quality custom trips throughout South America for over 18 years. Juan has always preferred to work with North American travel companies, which allow him to focus on creating amazing, exclusive experiences that meet the high standards of his partners and their clientele.
Travel Ecuador is part of South Expeditions, a leading travel group with over 18 years of experience arranging a wide array of high-end customized trips and excursions for individuals, families and groups in Latin America. Their three companies, Travel Ecuador, Chile Expeditions and Galapagos Endurance are committed to designing and providing unique and wonderful experiences that will create lasting memories for their guests.