About 1000 kilometers from the Ecuadorian Coast, there is a group
of islands called "The Enchanted Islands". With volcanic origins,
they are a unique and a truly "evolutionary laboratory" for all natural
history enthusiasts. Charles Darwin visited these islands in 1835
and what he found there, inspired him to write one of the only and
most influential books called "The Origin of Species". Unique species
of birds, sea mammals, penguins and albatrosses are all found in this
mystical place, even huge reptiles that look like iguanas, notoriously
called the "Komodo Dragons" and the famous giant tortoises. All these
elements create a zoological, biological and botanic wonder called
the Galapagos Islands.
But how do you get there? I know I've always wondered, and finding
a travel agency to take you there, hassle free, is next to impossible.
So after much adieu, we found one. So we took our crew down to Ecuador
in search of the Galapagos experience.
Nestled high in the Ecuadorian mountains, in the city of Quito,
is a Travel Agency that caters specifically to those in search of
the Galapagos experience. Known as TOPPSA Travel, the company started
as a last minute broker for Ecuador and Peru, but soon expanded
its services to meet the needs of the global market.
Working with over 30 companies, providing them with allotments allocated
for the worldwide market and accessed through their web site, TOPPSA
says they guarantee instant confirmation at reduced rates for
bookings within 60 days of your travel date.
This company says its concept is to offer easy access to one of
the world's most attractive destinations and in doing so, offer
immediate transaction solutions, thus servicing the global market
with convenient travel options.
Q.1 Mr. Proa˙o, please, enlighten us, what made you decide to open
the doors of the Galapagos to the global travel market? What made
you think that the market was there to begin with?
Q.2 And what sort of response have you had from the global community
The company says it has 23 different options for cruising the
Galapagos Islands and other combined packages including avails in
over 25 hotels, country inns, lodges and colonial haciendas. There
are also exotic land tours and adventure outings such as white water
rafting, horseback riding, trekking, fishing, diving and several
special interest tours such as bird watching, archaeology and
anthropology for which Ecuador and Peru have become quite famous.
Q.3 (Mark) We see that you offer several promotional packages, can
you tell us about them?
Q.4 (Penny) Mr. Proa˙o, Penny Griego here, I've always wanted to
go to the Galapagos Islands, can you explain to me, step by step,
how I'd go about getting there?
Q.5 (Penny) Is it really as easy as that?
Q.6 (Mark) And we understand that your service is now available
365 days a year, with toll free lines, complimented by a fully operational
Customer Service Center, how fast have you been expanding?
For travelers wishing to buy trips in the region, TOPPSA says
their web site provides, easy, accessible information with extremely
fast service support and secured transactions in real time. The
company says its rate structure has been designed to facilitate
their customers with the best available rates.
It's interesting Penny, this company has some amazing Adventure
programs that they intend to market heavily to corporations around
the globe, so I can see why they need to offer guaranteed services.
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