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About Cristina

Travel Writer & CEO – Cristina Pettersen Carpio

Cristina Pettersen Carpio

Hi, I am Cristina, travel writer and owner of Visit Ecuador and South America. I was born in Ecuador and got my first taste of traveling at a very young age,  partly due to my family´s keen interest in history, nature, and love for traveling and meeting new people.  I am keen on learning about other cultures, meeting new people from all walks of life, tasting different flavors, and all that comes along with traveling.

In 2012, after visiting most of Ecuador and part of South America, mostly due to my family´s wanderlust and partly due to my work in Ecuador´s largest Tour Operator. I decided to start my own blog, all about South America. The perfect place to combine my travel industry experience, love for my country and continent with my studies in Marketing and Communications.

In 2017 committed to inspiring insiders to our readers, we decided together with Verónica to create the– Ebook Must-see and eat Ecuador and its the Galápagos Islands 

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We will sometimes do some sponsored posts that I really believe will be of help and inspiration. This income helps me support the business and support my family. Opinions are always my own.  If you find some Amazon affiliate links and Booking affiliate links on the blog, know that price is the same for the items, but it will give me a very small commission. Thank you for supporting the efforts behind this blog and my work.

CREDENTIALS – Degrees, Studies, Certifications:

Community Management Specialist, Email Marketing Specialist & Search Marketing Specialist – DigitalMarketer, June 2018

Master in Hotel and Tourism Leadership – Universitetet i Stavanger – Stavanger, Norway (1 year out of 2)

Digital business models – Academy by Innovation Dock – Stavanger, Norway

Communications and Public Relations – Master´s Degree Programme – University of Barcelona – Barcelona, Spain

Associate of Arts (AA), Sales and Marketing Operations – University San Francisco of Quito (USFQ) Quito, Ecuador

Bachelor Degree in Communication, minor in Advertising – University of the Americas (UDLA) – Quito, Ecuador

Certified tourist guide – English, Spanish, and French – GuideCompaniet – Stavanger, Norway

Languages: I have finished all levels and speak fluently: Norwegian, English, French, and Italian in addition to my mother tongue: Spanish.

Thank you so much for reading!