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Opuntia in the News

 Iguana Crossing Hotel Award WinnerIguana Crossing Hotel Wins International Quality Award
 
Opuntia’s Iguana Crossing Hotel on Isabela Island, Galapagos, has been given the prestigious BID International Star For Quality Award to be presented in Genève Switzerland in September, 2014. The award is given for exceptional total quality and factors such as customer service, societal and industry leadership, innovation, communication strategies, worker satisfaction, efficiency of processes, continual improvement, and other  factors related to Total Quality Management.  The award received wide ranging press coverage within Ecuador and the Galapagos.
 
We congratulate the entire staff of Iguana Crossing for their continued hard work to improve the experiences of travelers and the quality of services. 
 
Read more about the award here
 
 
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 Opuntia Tours  Featured in in-LAN Magazine!
 
Opuntia tours, including Opuntia Hotel, Angermeyer Waterfront Inn, Iguana Crossing Hotel, Casa Baronesa, and Opuntia Tours founder Alfredo Meneses were all mentioned in this highly regarded On-board airline magazine from LAN Airlines. 
 
Here’s an excerpt: 
“These islands are special because of their isolation and because of the effect of the currents. The California current, the cold Humboldt current and the Cromwell current bring an endless array of species that must adapt to survive. Without a doubt, Rocker Rock has the world’s second richest variety of underwater life, great and small. Number one is probably the Great Barrier Reef in Australia,” explains Meneses.
 
Download the PDF of the article here. 
  
 
Opuntia in USA Today!
 
Opuntia Tours has been featured in USA Today!
 
“…Ecuador-based eco-outfitter, Opuntia, is starting to offer a new alternative to the islands’ classic sailing trips with well constructed tours of the Galapagos’ rugged interiors. They offer multisport adventure tours based out of boutique hotels on three different islands in the Galapagos. Think hiking active volcanoes, mountain biking coastal wetlands, kayaking with sea turtles and sharks, and snorkeling with sea lions.”
See http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2013/07/30/adventure-travel-2013-new-trips-authentic-places/2597459/