Ecuador tourism federation: ‘Ecuador’s tourism is mortally wounded’

    Ecuador‘s federation of tourism chambers (Fenacaptur) president Holbach Muñetón commented on the socio-political crisis which Ecuador is facing, stating that the situation is “despairing” where Ecuador is “living through an unprecedented crisis which will be very hard to recover from” (Hosteltur, 13-Oct-2019). He added: “Ecuador‘s Tourism is mortally wounded”. Mr Muñetón, via his personal Twitter account, reported the following hotel occupancy rates for 12-Oct-2019:

    • Loja: 0%;
    • Baños: 0%;
    • Guayaquil: 15%;
    • Sucumbios: 0%;
    • Bolivar: 0%;
    • Zamora Chinchipe: 0%;
    • Santa Elena: 5%;
    • Chimborazo: 3%;
    • Santo Domingo: 15%;
    • Napo: 0%;
    • Cuenca: 4%;
    • Ambato: 0%;
    • Quito: 20%;
    • Manta: 10%;
    • Cañar: 0%;
    • El Oro: 25%.