Advertisements for the Bed and Breakfast programme will continue as more lodgings are needed for visitors. Director General for the Department of Tourism, Donald Sinclair during an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), said that most hotels rooms are already reserved for May for the 50th celebrations.
Sinclair said the advertisements will encourage, property owners who are interested in using parts of their properties for Bed and Breakfast (B&B) purposes, to register with the Ministry of Tourism and the Guyana Tourism Authority.
“More persons will be registering. In fact, all week they’ve been calling the Department of Tourism, calling the Tourism Authority, to find out how they can become registered with the Bed and Breakfast programme,” Sinclair said.
According to Sinclair, the Guyana Tourism Authority and the Ministry of Tourism have been inspecting potential B&B properties and what they are seeing is very encouraging. He said some property owners have done quite a lot to ensure that their property complies with the standards required.
The B&B programme is aimed at creating accommodation for visitors during the 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations. A large influx of visitors is expected for the 50th Jubilee Festival which will commence on May 19 and end on May 22.