Ecuador

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Ecuador is one of the countries with the greatest biodiversity worldwide, and it is also home to a wide range of natural ingredients and tropical fruits.

Ecuadorean exporters offer exotic rarities such as pitahaya (dragon fruit), granadilla, or tamarillo (tree tomato or Dutch eggplant), and many more delicacies that are of interest for the EU market, such as maracuja, papaya, or passion fruit.

More than 3,000 species of medicinal and aromatic plants are to be found in the Amazon rainforest. This means that Ecuador has a broad spectrum of wild herbs, herbal extracts, essential oils, alternative sweeteners, and spices to offer.

The various climatic zones of the Andes and the fertile soil in the coastal region of Ecuador provide ideal conditions for the cultivation of a huge variety of agricultural produce – such as artichokes, peanuts and almonds, or natural ingredients such as cacao.

The production of organic foods is also clearly on the increase in Ecuador. Organic farming is pursued in 23 of the country’s 24 provinces. The Ecuadorean Ministry of Agriculture promotes organic production systems and the systematic improvement of export quality.

The IPD liaises sustainable contacts for European importers to reliable exporters in Ecuador.

OUR PRODUCT GROUPS FROM ECUADOR

Fresh fruit and vegetables:

  • Exotic fruits, e.g. pineapple, avocado, granadilla, pitahaya (dragon fruit), maracuja, mango, grapes, malanga, passion fruit, physalis, tamarillo
  • Vegetables. e.g. broccoli, asparagus, artichokes, fresh chili, palm hearts
  • Pulses such as beans, lentils, chickpeas
  • Fresh herbs like basil, coriander etc.


Natural ingredients for foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals:

  • Dried fruit such as pitahaya, physalis, pineapple, mango, etc.
  • Herbs and spices, e.g. vanilla, chilli (several varieties of hot chilli), ginger, curcuma, pepper, cinnamon
  • Nuts like peanuts, almonds
  • Grains and cereals like amaranth, quinoa, chia
  • Vegetable oils, e.g. avocado, castor, palm oil
  • Medicinal and aromatic plants, plant extracts and essential oils, e.g. moringa, guayusa, guaiacum, lemon verbena
  • Sweeteners like panela, yacon, stevia
  • Black tea, herbal tea such as guayusa, camomile, mint etc.

 

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Sustainable tourism
Ecuador has a large variety of touristic attractions to offer nature lovers – walking and hiking tours in the breathtaking heights of the Andes, safaris in the Amazon jungle, or expeditions to the Galapagos Islands.

Tour operators selected by the IPD extend an invitation to discover the unique landscapes of Ecuador without putting the country’s nature at risk. Around 18 per cent of Ecuador’s land area is under conservation. The Galapagos Islands and the Sangay National Park are both UNESCO World Heritage natural sites. Sustainable tourism helps ensure that these natural heritage sites are not overstrained, and it helps preserve their biological diversity.

The IPD promotes sustainable tourism and mediates selected tour operators offering cultural and adventure travel in Ecuador to the European tourist industry. All providers have been carefully examined and have been trained on the requirements of the EU travel market.

OUR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM OFFERS IN ECUADOR

Cultural and adventure travel:

  • Cultural experience trips in the Ecuadorean cloud forest, living amongst the indigenous population and sharing in their everyday life: from milking cows to coffee production
  • Language trips with accommodation in the historic centre of Cuenca: learning Spanish in a World Cultural Heritage site
  • Individual travel offers to the natural landscapes in the Amazon region, e.g. individual wheelchair tours

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Establish contacts with carefully selected travel providers in our partner countries.
Learn more about new destinations and sustainable offers.


Sustainable tourism is being more and more popular.

Many travellers are looking for intensive relaxation, authentic experiences. But they also want to be sure that their trips are attuned to the nature, culture and society of the host country.

Especially the developing and emerging countries offer undiscovered tourism potential.

Are you looking for new travel providers of sustainable packages? Adventure-oriented tours to new destinations?

We arrange contact between European tourism operators and reliable travel providers in our partner countries. In designing their offers, our partners give attention to sustainability and especially on the needs of European tourists.
All companies were carefully examined and have been trained on the requirements of the EU travel market.

At ITB we connect you with reliable travel suppliers.
Take advantage of the ITB trade visitor days for individual discussions.

Detailed information on our suppliers will be available in February 2019.

If you have any further questions, please contact us:

Nora Eichkorn

www.itb-berlin.de

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