We are introducing a new feature on the blog; a monthly posting featuring a Apus Peru staff member with a photo and brief interview. Some will be people you meet in the office, or plan your trip with, and others will be staff you probably will never meet, but play in important role in the operation of our treks and tours. Erika is a great place to start because she is a bit of both!
Erika Tapia Saavedra
Coordinator of Client Services
Erika Tapia Saavedra has been Apus Peru’s Coordinator of Client Services for the past three years. She has over 12 year’s experience working in the tourism industry, a bachelors degree in tourism administration, and is a licensed guide. In addition to her work with Apus, Erika enjoys reading, spending time with her children, and visiting the many archaeological and natural attractions in the region. As a fluent English speaker, Erika is often the first Apus Peru employee´s our clients will meet upon their arrival in Cusco. Here are the responses Erika gave to a few quick questions about Apus and your visit to Cusco…
1. What is your role at Apus Peru?
Mi trabajo en Apus Peru es reservas y operaciones. ( I work in Apus Peru reservations and sales.)
2. What is your favorite thing about Cusco? Why?
En realidad de Cusco me gusta todo, los paisajes , las festividades , las costumbres, la gastronomía y especialmente sus atractivos turísticos es una ciudad que tiene mucha historia , cultura y es muy diversa. Es muy interesante , estoy orgullosa de ser cusqueña.
(The truth is that I like everything about Cusco; the landscapes, the festivals, the customs, the food, and especially the tourist attractions. It is a city that has a lot of history, culture and is very diverse. It is all very interesting, and I am proud to be Cusqueña.)
3. Besides Machu Picchu, what would you recommend people see when they visit? Why?
Aparte de Machupicchu, recomendaría para visitar Choquequirao , Salkantay y Ausangate.
(Apart from Machu Picchu, I would recommend visiting Choquequirao, Salkantay and Ausangate.)
Thank you Erika, for all your hard work at Apus Peru!