Ecuador is wooing LGBTQI travelers to the South American destination home to the Galápagos Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Ecuador’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce launched Proud Destinations – LGBTIQ + Ecuador Tourism, a queer travel initiative to encourage travel within the South American country and internationally, last week.
Ecuadorian tourism and hospitality businesses came together in person to discuss promoting Ecuador as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex-friendly destination in preparation of the South American country reopening its borders to travelers at the Hilton Colon Hotel in Quito, Salón Dorado May 11.
The travel and hospitality industry leaders followed COVID-19 safety protocols for the event, which was also livestreamed on Facebook Live through the chamber and Proud Destination’s Facebook pages and Zoom, according to the chamber’s May 11 press release.
Travel has been halted for more than a year since the World…