On June 25, 2019, the Provincial Chamber of Tourism of Pichincha (CAPTUR) unanimously appointed Andrew O’Brian, President and CEO of Corporación Quiport S.A, as the new Principal Member of the Board of Directors.
“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Andrew O’Brian on account of his personal merits and those of the organization he represents, and we are confident that his commitment to the city and the tourism sector will strengthen our activities and be a strategic pillar for reaching the goals we have set ourselves as a Chamber and a representative of the tourism sector”, said Raúl García, president of the organization.
Mr. O’Brian commented that he is honored to join the Board of CAPTUR as a Principal Member and will give his best efforts to help tourism in the city and country. He explained “Quito International Airport is the main gateway for foreign tourists coming to the city and the province, which its why it is crucial for us to work together with the tourism sector and establish strategies to increase the number of visitors”.
The Provincial Chamber of Tourism of Pichincha is the highest representative of private tourism in the province, and groups together all the companies that work in the five areas of tourism recognized by the Special Law for Tourism Development and the Law on Chambers of Tourism and the National Tourism Federation:
- Hospitality, and accommodation;
- Travel agency operators;
- National and international air, land, maritime and river transport;
- Food and beverages, and
- Other tourism activities.