* Foreign arrivals less departures Ecuador Ecuadorians abroad
** CPI: Consumer's price index
*** GVA: Gross Value Added
Source: Research and Statistics Department, Ministry of Tourism
The main receiving port for cruise liners is Manta, which is scheduled to receive 18007 passengers for the season 2015-2016. Guayaquil comes next with 5690 passengers.
23.697 PASSENGERS IN TOTAL
For consecutive years Ecuador has been named by publications such as Forbes, USA Today, International Living, Inter Nations as the best destination in the world to live and especially for expatriates looking for a place to retire. Ecuador has excellent services for the expat community, comprehensive sources of information and associations such as Expat Exchange, Expat.com and Cuenca Expat Exchange magazine, among others.
Within this ranking, Ecuador places first in: personal finances, the personal happiness index, and has one of the most welcoming population in the region..