Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Mr. Gay Ecuador & LGBT Tourism

Last year took place for the first time the well reknown contest Mr Gay World- charter Ecuador.

The first event of this kind was released in 2009 in Canada with 24 delegates. And after 7 long years of waiting, finally Ecuador became a referent among countries in the world that oficially host this particular event, which is the equivalent of Miss Universe, as to the Gay community.

Mauricio Eraso (AKA Shirley Stonyrock an iconic Drag Queen in the local LGBT joinder)  is the owner of the franchise Mr. Gay in Ecuador, and deputy event organizer, shared some of his thoughts and anecdotes about the challenges that he went through by seeking some support on behalf of private business, as well as the local LGBT community.

At the end, he decided to invest a great deal of his own resources in order to put into effect this outstanding and peculiar show. The show was ready  on February 3rd 2016 at the Hotel Western Plaza, in the Capital city, Quito.

All in all, the event had a significant presence of members of the local and internastional LGBT clanship, who enjoined a magnetic night among the performance showed by the different Choreographers.

Among the private sector, ZENITH TRAVEL was one of the very few Inbound Tour Operators & DMC from the tourism industry that collaborated with a prize award for the participants who made it to the final round of the contest.

Accoring to Zenith Travel´s representatives, this event certainly opens the door to improve the LGBT Tourism by positioning the
country in the International LGBT community as a friendly country for its members to visit at any time. Since the year 2006 Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands have increased the flow of LGBT tourist, and only 10% of the worldwide income from the tourism idnsutry comes from this particular market segment.

 In other words, there is still plenty projects to develop for this profile of high-end customers in regards to cruises and land based programs in Ecuador´s main tourist attractions such as the cruise train, and the marvelous Av. of the Volcanoes on the highland region, along birdwatching activities in the cloud forest, as well as whale watching on the coast during mating season.

The winner of the night was Flavio Romero, a 27 year old model from the province of Manabi, a place that was badly affected by the earthquake that took place on the 16th of April 2016, and its impact destroyed some of the provinces located at the shores of the Pacific Ocean of Ecuador.

Fortunately the empathy that characterized the Ecuadorian people, along with the attempts of the Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism in order to reactivate touristy, as well as economically these zones of the nation, it finally  pays off by promoting the internal tourism and offering full day of "Sun & Beach" charter flights to the places that were damaged along some coastal towns.

Afterall, these activites propel without a doubt the interest from abroad to know more about Ecuador and its wonders from the 4 inner worlds that this small but majestic Nation has to offer worldwide.

ZENITH TRAVEL ECUADOR encourages the International LGBT community to live a unique experince in the middle of the World along its 10 days classic program.

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