AGENDA

COMING SOON

Bram Evers - Managing Director

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

09:00 – 09:25 GMT-5

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

Welcome from the Senses of South America team and kick-off of the event!

Karl Egloff - CEO Cumbre Tours

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

12:00 – 12:45 GMT-5

TREKKING AND MOUNTAINEERING IN ECUADOR: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Ecuador is known for its rich megadiversity and culture. Did you know Ecuadorian Andes offer so much options for outdoor activities specially trekking and mountaineering too? From light one-day trekking around emerald lagoons to climbing our highest peak: Chimborazo 6268m. Karl Egloff, Swiss-Ecuadorian mountain guide, athlete and owner of Cumbre Tours Ecuador will guide you through the multiple options for every taste and experience level.

Lucia Bastidas - Key Account Manager

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

09:00 – 09:45 GMT-5 

Welcome to South America by LATAM Airlines

As an airline we want to make it possible for all our passengers’ dreams to reach their destinations and that is why reconnecting our passengers is what makes us fly. We invite you to fly together again.

Clovis Casemiro - Membership Coordinator

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

09:00 – 09:45 GMT-5 

SOUTH AMERICA READY FOR LGBTQ+ TOURISTS TO RETURN

Are you looking to become the next travel expert for the LGBTQ+ market?

Learn more about tips and trends for a market that is reactivating quickly. Become knowledgeable about how to interact with this niche effectively, considering the needs and expectations of the traveler. Discover how to build trust and generate long-term clients for all your promoted destinations in South America.

Camilo Duque – US Advisor Procolombia

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

12:00 – 12:45 GMT-5

Colombia: “A journey through one of the most biodiverse countries”

Colombia is a leading destination for bird and orchid diversity; the second in plant, amphibian, fish and butterfly diversity; the third in reptile and palm diversity; the fourth in mammal diversity; and we are also among the 15 countries in the world with the largest vegetation cover area. Furthermore, we are the only country in South America with access to two oceans. We invite you to join us and learn about our wonderful country.

Dave Kartagener - President KAI

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

12:00 – 12:45 GMT-5

GENERATING ENGAGEMENT… IT HAS A NICE RING TO IT!

Over the past 18 months of working & connecting virtually, it has become increasingly difficult to remain engaged with your target audience. Dave Kartagener, President of international travel marketing firm KAI, will share information & strategy on how to create appealing content, and how best to market it to garner the interest you desire.

Klaus Fielsch - PM Metropolitan Touring

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

09:00 – 09:45 GMT-5

WHY GALAPAGOS IS YOUR IDEAL TRAVEL DESTINATION

Galapagos is much more than just another item in your bucket list. It is a safe, fun, and environmentally smart place to go.  Galápagos is the place where Sustainable Tourism was implemented- long before the term was even coined. Today it ranks among the best protected areas, where tourism allows investigation and conservation.

Decades before the 2020 Pandemic, Galapagos had restricted its access and screened the few planes and ships that are allowed in for pathogens, seeds, spores, invasive species. Limited the number of berths available, thus the number of visitors. A tourism model so effective it is now being proposed to be emulated in the Antarctic.

Learn which is the best time to travel, which is the best medium to explore the islands, and how much fun you can have while safely exploring the isles that inspired Darwin.

Quito Turismo

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

12:00 – 12:45 GMT-5

YOUR STORY BEGINS IN QUITO

Quito, the Capital of the Middle of the World, is full of history, traditions, and legends. The Historic Center, declared World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1978, is full of churches, convents, squares, and museums that tell the story of colonial Quito. The Capital City of Ecuador is also considered the cradle of the independence of the entire continent. The modern area of ​​the city has restaurants that combine the ancestral knowledge and flavors of Quito’s cuisine with avant-garde gastronomy will delight the palates of all visitors. The Choco Andino, declared the seventh Biosphere Reserve in the country, its flora and fauna biodiversity and endemism are unique in the world. In addition, due to its location it has become the home of emblematic animals such as the spectacled bear, the Andean condor, the black-breasted puffleg hummingbird, among other endemic species. Quito offers a full array of unique attractions and experiences to all its visitors. Here you can learn about ancestral rites, enjoy a tour of church domes and towers, gastronomic and traditional drinks tastings. You will also find spaces and venues for magical weddings and all kind of events. Join us to know all the wonders that the Capital of the Middle of the World has and let your story begin in Quito.

Regional Sales Manager WeTravel - Maria Claudia Lira

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

12:00 – 12:45 GMT-5

WETRAVEL – PAYMENT PLATFORM FOR TRAVEL COMPANIES

We work with travel companies around the world, facilitating online payments for their customers. With our platform you can add booking buttons on your website, create payment links and itineraries, and you can easily pay your suppliers around the world via wire transfer, your WeTravel Card, or transfer for free to any of our WeTravel users around the world. Log in to see how it works.

Natalia Bayona - Director World Tourism Organization

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 01

09:00 – 09:45 GMT-5

Live session: Intro from Natalia Bayona put into perspective among great guest panelists.

THE ROAD TOWARDS A MORE CONSCIOUS, INNOVATIVE AND EDUCATED TOURISM SECTOR

Tourism stands out not only as a lifeline for communities all over the world, but as a driver of sustainable development. For these reasons, tourism is called to lead global recovery by pulling other economic activities and putting them into the equation of resilience.

Cristina Arteaga - Promotion Director

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 01

09:00 – 09:45 GMT-5

RESTART YOUR SENSES IN ECUADOR

How many times in the last months have you dreamt that you were back on the road, with your friends, with your loved ones, meeting new people, discovering the unknown, enjoying  a place where nature unspoilt embraces you and allows you to heal?

That place is real, and it’s called Ecuador.

Come join us in a virtual expedition that will reawaken your senses, revive your emotions, restore your faith in the healing power of travel. Come join us in Ecuador! 

Breathe, listen, feel, dream yourself at home with the sea lions in the Galapagos, the howling monkeys in the Amazon, the blowing winds in the icy summits of the Andes, at play with the whales in the shores of the Pacific Ocean… 

Sign up and get ready to discover Ecuador through your senses. We recommend having your headphones ready to experience the fullest Ecuador.

We recommend having your headphones ready for the presentation to experience the fullest Ecuador.

Bram Evers - Managing Director

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 01

18:00 – 18:30

CLOSING SESSION FOR SENSES OF SOUTH AMERICA VIRTUAL SHOW AND NEXT ACTIONS FOR THE COMMUNITY

Join our closing session, here we will tell you more about the next actions of the

Senses of South America community”.  Keep you updated about the latest news from the elite suppliers in the region through our interactive social platform ” The Bridge”. Our purpose is to keep in touch, so we want to explain to you more in detail about the next steps to follow after this successful virtual event.