National Tourism policy to be completed by January 2016

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Minister of Tourism, Cathy Hughes.
Minister of Tourism, Cathy Hughes.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The National Tourism Policy, which will guide interventions in the tourism sector, will emphasise eco-tourism development and selling Guyana more effectively on the international market. It is expected to be completed by the end of January 2016.

This was disclosed to the Government Information Agency (GINA), by Tourism Minister Cathy Hughes, during a recent interview. The Minister further stated that the development of the local tourism sector will be pursued in a studied and structured manner.

“When you are marketing Guyana on an international market, when they hear Caribbean, they think of blue water and white sand, and so it is very important for us in our marketing, which will really kick off next year,to identify ourselves as South America … it’s the magnificence of the Amazon, its huge rivers like you would see down south in the US, it’s the beautiful Essequibo, the Demerara, dark waters, creek water. That is the vision,” Minister Hughes explained.

The policy will also address legislation and regulations on tourism investment, incentives and concessions, marketing, product development, human resource development, infrastructure, aviation, sustainability, best practices and more.

“We want to identify with the recent study we did, a few packets that we are going to be able to sell to the world, this is a real eco-tourism experience, so I think that’s an idea of the various facets that you can expect in the tourism policy. The policy will also focus on establishing and promoting specific niche markets within which research shows Guyana has a competitive advantage.”

4 COMMENTS

  1. Having a WELL BALANCED COMPLETED TOURISM ,AND NOT HAVING A WELL BALANCED CRIME SITUATIONS,JOBS AND NOT REMOVING JOBS FROM PPL N GIVE TO CERTAIN PPL wont HELP A COMPLETED BAL TOURISM ,WHY HAVE TOURISM AND PPL DONT WANT TO ENTER GUYANA CYZ OF KILLINGS,ROBBERY,N MANY MORE WAY OUT OF CONTROL SITUATIONS IN GUYANA

  2. @iNews again,ITS ALL FINE N DANDY THAT TOURISM WILL BE COMPLETED IN 2016,CRIME RATES,SEVERE KILLINGS IF A PERSON HAS CERTAIN JEWELERY ON,OR OWN BUSINESS,OR JUST DOING GOOD,NOTHING OF THAT SORT WILL BE COMPLETED,WHYIS It after this Administration took over YOU ARE SEEING THESE PRONLEMS? That SHOULD BE COMPLETED……WELL THEY SHOULD HAVE KEPT THE OTHERPARTY SINCE IT HAD MAJORITY OF SITUATIONS BSLANCED!

  3. I have noticed that ALOT OF PPL HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS SUDDENDLY AND ITS GIVEN TO THE NEW ADMINISTRATION,TOURISM IS DOWN,AS A MATTER OF FACT PPL DONT WANT TO TRAVEL ANYMORE TO.GIYSNS BCUZ OF CRIME RATES,WHICH SUDDENLY WENT UP IN JUNE…..WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GREAT CHANGE THAT WAS PROMISED TO THE PPL WITHIN THE 100 DAYS……THINGS ARE REALLY BAD…..MY GOODNESS!

  4. National Tourism policy to be completed by January 2016
    Yall better maintain what yall inherited and not neglect it.

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