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Ecuador has introduced new drinking laws.  This is just part of  good Ecuador news.

The first good news is that Ecuador air fares have dropped.

ecuador airfare

This is actually great news because air fares to other international destinations seem to be on the rise.  We have to fly to Europe twice in August… for our daughter’s wedding in London and Jyske Bank’s Global Wealth seminar in Copenhagen.  The air fares are the highest we have ever seen in decades of crossing the Atlantic.  We had to pay nearly $2,500 to get to London… yet Miami-Quito airfares are dropping.   Check out www.farecompare.com which shows fares for this and 4 upcoming months.

However when you arrive in Ecuador it may be harder to get a drink.

There are new nationwide restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages.

The new rules, which went into effect two weeks ago, will not allow bars and restaurants to serve liquor after midnight Monday through Thursday or after 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Retail outlets, including liquor stores, are allowed to sell liquor only until 10 p.m. on any day and sales of alcohol in stores connected to gas stations have been banned entirely, as are all Sunday sales.

The Ecuadorian police have said this legislation will reduce underage drinking and crime associated with drinking.  They said that 11% of violent crime involves alcohol while 8% of murders a committed by people under the influence.

Police in Cuenca began enforcing the new law immediately.

More Good Ecuador news.  Some VAT taxes will be refunded to tourists.

Some of the 12% value added tax that is added to the sale of most goods and services, including restaurants and hotels will be refunded. This is a part of a government program created to encourage tourism and economic activity in Ecuador.

Foreigners are entitled to a refund of VAT paid on purchases of fifty dollars or more.

Details on how refunds will be handled are supposed to be in place by July so stay tuned to this site for an update.

More Ecuador Good News.  There is a $250 Ecuador export tour reduction for those who enroll in the September 2010 tour this July.Bonnie Keough who conducts the Ecuador Export Expedition we write about has developed so many unique sources (that you will not find anywhere else) for Ecuador export products that she has had to expand her tours from four to five days.

The longer tour will require a higher fee so as of August 1st 2010….Ecuador Export Expedition will rise from $499 to $749.

Bonnie and delegates look at many funky export ideas in these three courses.

For example when decorating our latest rental units in Cotacachi we created wall art with these Otavalo scarves.


All it took was the scarves, a stick and a bit of wood.  See it here.


Bonnie visits Otavalo on her Ecuador export tours.


There is so much…


style. This is the entrance to the Plazas de los Ponchos in Otavalo.


There is so much wonderful design….




textures and…


uses from ponchos to…


hammocks to…


sweaters to…


art and handicrafts to…


reed furniture… musical instruments and rugs… mats, that the experience stimulates funky business ideas.

Save $250 on the extended September Ecuador export tour.  Learn more here.


Even more good news.  You can save even $299 more.

We provide three e-courses that can help you develop a micro business that can help you earn anywhere you live in the world.

International Business Made EZ

Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher

Tangled Webs We Weave – How to Create Your Own Internet Business

July Special.

Enroll in our October Quantum Wealth course October 7-10, 2010 or any of the Ecuador real estate tours below and choose one of the three $299 courses above for free.

Pre enroll for our October 7-10 North Carolina Course click here for details.

See Ecuador tours for August, September, October, November and December below.

Learn more about how to invest and do business abroad.

Find ways  to have more fun as you earn more in investing and business. Join Merri and me with Thomas Fischer of Jyske Global Asset Management, Jean Marie Butterlin, who we support to conduct Ecuador real estate and shamanic tours,  and Bonnie Keough who we support to conduct Ecuador export tours at our upcoming Quantum Wealth – International Business & Investing Course October in West Jefferson North Carolina. Click here for details.

You enjoy discounts by attending multiple seminars and tours.

Here are our multi tour adventure discounts.

Two Pack… 2 seminar courses & tours $998 Couple  $1,349 Save $149 on couple

Three Pack… 3 seminar courses & tours   $1399 Couple  $1,899 Save $98 single or $348 on a couple or more

Four Pack… 4 seminar courses & tours   $1,699 Couple $2,299 Save $98 single or $697 on a couple or more

Five Pack… 5 seminar courses & tours  $1,999 Couple $2,699 Save $496 single or $1,046 on a couple or more

Six Pack… 6 seminars courses & tours  $2,199 Couple $3,099 Save $795 single or $1,395 on a couple or more

You can apply multi tour discounts in reverse.  Enroll in multi tours.  Learn about Ecuador in June, July, August or September and then include the October Quantum Wealth course in your multi tour pack.

Aug. 31-Sept. 1 Ecuador Shamanic Minga

Sept.   2-6   Ecuador Export Tour

Sept.   8-9  Imbabura Real Estate Tour

Sept. 11-12  Coastal Real Estate Tour

Sept. 14-15-16 Cuenca Real Estate Tour

Oct.  7 Quantum Wealth plus International Investing and Business North Carolina

Oct.   8-10   International Investing & Business North Carolina
Oct.   11-12  Travel to Quito and Andean Tour
Oct.  13-14   Imbabura Real Estate Tour
Oct.  16-17   Coastal Real Estate Tour
Oct.  19-20   Quito Real Estate Tour
Oct. 22-23    Cuenca Real Estate Tour

Nov.    4-7   Super Thinking + Spanish Course Florida
Nov.    8-9   Travel to Quito and Andean Tour
Nov. 10-11    Imbabura Real Estate Tour
Nov. 13-14    Coastal Real Estate Tour
Nov. 16-17    Quito Real Estate
Nov. 19-20    Cuenca Real Estate Tour

Dec.   3-5    Ecuador Shamanic Mingo
Dec.   7-8    Imbabura Real Estate Tour
Dec.  10-11   Coastal Real Estate Tour
Dec. 13-14    Quito Real Estate Tour
Dec. 16-17    Cuenca Real Estate Tour