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Quito: Wide Open Spaces for Safe Meetings in Person

Quito, Ecuador has been open for business, travel and events since June 2020 and welcomes you and your clients at the Center of the World, for a safe return of meetings. 

The first World Heritage City by UNESCO, cradled in an Andean valley, Quito is where the historic center’s charm meets modernity and where Spanish and European-infused influences blend with an indigenous Incan foundation. These two seemingly different worlds have found harmony in Quito to offer a uniquely balanced cultural, culinary and soul-enriching experience. 

Quito historic center

Gilded colonial churches, breathtaking landscapes, colorful craft markets, soothing rolling hills, green mountain peaks, wide open spaces, and so much more await travelers in Quito. On a short 45-minute drive, the Choco Andino de Pichincha biosphere reserve is a unique natural paradise that captures the essence of living on the edge.

Quito rain forest

From historic and modern urban venues to wide open spaces with incredible views and nature, Quito offers an amazing variety of meeting venues that allow social distancing, as well as diverse modern amenities and state of the art technology for in-person and hybrid events. The Convention Center is the most modern and functional in Latin America, with 210,572 sq. ft. of meeting space, and can host major events, fairs, exhibitions, conventions and conferences.

Quito convention center

For a detailed presentation of Quito's city and venues, please check this Meeting Planner.

Safe travels
The capital city is a premier MICE destination in South America and a key business driver in the region. Meeting planners can rest assured of the increased safety protocols in place at the airport, transportation, world-class hotels and all meeting spaces. 

Quito was awarded World Travel & Tourism Council’s Safe Travels Stamp in 2020, in recognition of its compliance with health and hygiene standardized protocols for the travel industry, as well as its effective efforts in aligning the sector to adapt to the new normal, so consumers could experience safe travels. 

Currently, Ecuador counts 400 businesses and 18 destinations that were awarded the Safe Travels stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). 

How to get there
Quito is an easy destination to travel to, just a quick 3-5 hour direct flight from the US with major airlines. Quito's International Airport currently welcomes more than 15 airlines that cover national and international routes, including Avianca, Latam, KLM, Iberia, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Aeromexico, Copa, Wingo, Delta Airlines, Air Europa and American Airlines. Eastern Airlines will start direct flight from New York and Miami on September 2021. 

The Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito is the main gateway to Ecuador. The airport guarantees efficient and safe operations for airlines and improved services for passengers, making it the most recognized airport in the region. Airport’s Awards & Recognitions

Entry requirements
Travelers who carry a vaccination certificate proving they have received the complete COVID-19 vaccine doses, will be granted border entry without a negative PCR test. If people do not have the respective proof of vaccination, they must have a negative PCR test to enter Ecuador, with a validity of up to 72 hours before their arrival.

For more information, please visit: https://micequito.ec/en/ 
Or contact us by email at meetings@quito-turismo.gob.ec 
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