Tourism in Quito increased 8.5% in 2014

Tourism in Quito increased 8.5% in 2014

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680,000 non-resident tourists experienced the natural and architectural beauty of Quito in 2014, indicating an 8.5% growth compared to the 628,958 visitors that arrived in Quito during the same period in 2013. The months of greatest tourist influx were: July (71,099), December (60,000e) and October (59,469).

A 5 % growth with respect to 2014 figures is projected for 2015. It is worth noting that the greatest year to year growth percentage came in 2013 (18%), a year in which Quito reached its peak. Should growth figures hold, it is estimated that the city will welcome over 1 million tourists in 2018.

As a nation, Ecuador demonstrated solid growth in terms of foreigner arrivals. By early December, over 1,500,000 foreigners had travelled to Ecuador. This number meant a 14% growth with respect to 2013, during which 1,364,000,057 tourists arrived to the country. In a global context, according to the last figures from the Word Tourism Organization’s Barometer, during the first ten months of 2014, the number of international tourists increased by 5%. In regional terms, the greatest growth was experienced in the Americas (+8%), followed by Asia and the Pacific (+5%) and Europe (+4%)

The Americas led tourism growth during the first ten months of 2014, as it greatly outperformed the figures from the previous year. These results were the best in the region since 2004. All the sub-regions – North America, the Caribbean, Central America and South America – doubled their 2013 growth rates, and North America had particularly positive numbers thanks to extraordinary results obtained by Mexico and the United States.

International Awards

  • Declared as leading Tourist Destination in South America by the WorldTravel Awards in 2013 and 2014.
  • One of the 14 finalists within the New 7 Wonders Cities contest.



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