[www.inewsguyana.com] – COPA airlines’ Sales Manager, Guillermo Gomez said that his company views Guyana as its top achievement for 2014, and it will contribute substantially to the development of the tourism sector.
COPA airlines on Wednesday announced that it will begin flying from Panama to Guyana in July, twice weekly.
Gomez made the remarks at a stakeholders’ cocktail at the Palm Court Restaurant.
Also speaking briefly and welcoming COPA to the local aviation sector were CPL representative Peter Russell, who outlined the impact that the series will have locally and regionally along with Tourism and Hospitality association of Guyana President Kit Nascimento, Mahendra Bhoodoo of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club and Harrynand Persaud of King’s Jewellery World.
Meanwhile, potential entrepreneurs are being encouraged to invest in the local tourism sector by President Donald Ramotar who said that it is now opportune to invest in the sector that contributes significantly to Guyana’s development.
Ramotar said, “It is an exciting time for the industry,” and “tourism has a great future and will contribute in a major way to the economy”. He said that Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh and Tourism Minister Irfaan Ali have been tasked with putting up affordable proposals to help grow the sector at a more rapid pace.
Tourism, the president added, is being looked at in a regional framework and government has been spending money to develop infrastructure to attract more overseas visitors. He pointed to the Guyana National Stadium and the Guyana International Conference Centre, both of which are attracting thousands of people and hosting major international events.