Sunday 25 October, 2020

Guyana prepares to rebuild tourism industry

Photo: iStock

Photo: iStock

Within a few weeks, a sustainable Tourism Recovery Action Plan for Guyana will be revealed.

The Tourism Recovery Action Committee (TRAC) made the announcement after a series of meetings with stakeholders such as indigenous peoples groups, public health officials and aviation.

According to TRAC, “This Plan will seek to position the industry to maximise the competitive advantages Guyana possesses as it markets itself in a post-COVID travel environment that brings new sensitivities and priorities. Over the long term TRAC intends to return tourism in Guyana to its place of prominence as a major contributor to the national Gross Domestic Product.”

“One key priority is the creation of a tourism experience that is safe for the visitor while not putting at risk any local populations. Strategies to attract financial support to the sector are also a priority given the continuing hardships afflicting sector workers.”

Guyana’s international airports and crossings remain closed to commercial travellers.

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport was due to reopen on July 1 but it was pushed back to August 1 due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Guyana and source locations such as Florida.

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