Ex Director (2006-2013)
“Many people from my generation have found in tourism the opportunity to learn about the different realities of a changing, globalized world. After over 32 years in this field, I believe that this view of the outside world has allowed us to join in globalization without losing our local identity, and thus to recognize ourselves as “qosqorunas” (people of Cusco).
Today, after those years of learning and work, I feel proud to have directed Andean Lodges and the projects of the Chillca and Osefina communities, since these represent the motivating force of our work: building an inclusive and equitable society”.
“I consider myself a tireless seeker, and I’ve always worked for the equitable development of my community, which allows us to preserve our traditions and the wonderful natural beauty of the sacred Apu Ausangate.
Currently, I’m a leader of the Association of Alpaca Herders and Producers of Chillca and Osefina, as well as coordinator of the Weavers Association. My role in this beautiful project is to serve as liaison and to represent these communities in Andean Lodges decision-making”.
JUAN CARLOS FLORES R.
“From the first time I hiked Ausangate, I understood the importance of our cultural heritage and of our natural wealth, and I learned about the strength and will to do things of the inhabitants of these communities.
Thus, since that day, I have not stopped walking in the mountains of my Cusco, my birthplace, focusing my work on meeting our commitment: offering an unforgettable experience to our travelers, and working for sustainable development in the communities associated with the project”.
FRANCO DELGADO HERRERA
Administrator – firstname.lastname@example.org
“Working at Andean Lodges has brought me challenges and great satisfaction, such as witnessing the progress of the communities of Chillca and Osefina, thanks to this innovative Project. Our results motivate me to keep working harder to reach our goals.
For me, it’s a real pleasure to work with the people of Ausangate, to learn from them and their culture, as well as to connect with the beauty of the land, and to be able to share this unique, motivating experience with the world”.”.
Operations Manager – email@example.com
“Tourism has been my passion since I was young, I’ve always enjoyed travel and getting to know new cultures. The fact of having spent part of my childhood near Ausangate’s communities, and sharing in their customs, language and their will to succeed, has been my greatest motivation in feeling identified with the project.
I’ve found many opportunities at Andean Lodges, such as sharing the wonders of Apu Ausangate , and contributing to the development that Community-based Tourism can bring to the region’s High-Andean Communities”.
“I’m originally from Pitumarca, and for the past 20 years I’ve been part of Andean Lodges; since I was a boy I’ve watched this project grow through the eyes of my father, Orlando García.
Motivated by development of tourism in my native land and in the participating communities, I decided to study Tourism Management, and I’m currently in charge of logistics and quality control of services for the firm”.
“Along the path of my personal and working life I’ve had the luck of self-identifying with and being part of a distinct culture of beautiful Andean customs, and of love and respect for the magical splendor of our natural richness.
It has not been difficult for me to identify with our great cultural heritage ; even more when each adventure, trip and journey reminds me of the purpose we pursue in common : to be leaders in sustainable tourism services, which is inclusive and offers the best quality services”.