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Is the Evolution of Hotel Based Galapagos Touring Positive?

Land-based travel is good for the Galapagos and why you should choose it… Hotel-based travel in the Galapagos Islands has undoubtedly had a rough start. Since the mid-2000s, hotels grew rapidly and incoherently against the conservation objectives set out by UNESCO and the Galapagos National Park. Today, almost half of visitors opt for land-based tours. So, is it really sustainable, and what is really going on in Galapagos hotel-based travel?…

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The Development of adventure tourism in Ecuador: an interview with Marcelo Meneses, co-founder of Neotropic Expeditions

When Marcelo Meneses was 29 years old, he was a young man with the world at his feet. He had a Computer Science degree from Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles, he’d worked in a NASA jet propulsion lab sending a satellite to Jupiter, he had an MBA, and was earning billions of sucres (the former Ecuadorian currency) as a project manager for IBM in Ecuador. Why then, did the LA-born quiteño give it all…