Tourism assets to be mapped in 2017

A stock taking exercise of potential sources of tourism within the ten administrative regions of Guyana will be done in 2017. It will identify elements of nature, culture, heritage, community, and other assets that could serve as the basis for the development of tourism in the Regions.

In his presentation of the 2017 National Budget, Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan had noted that the draft National Tourism Policy which is currently being worked on, includes focus on developing market-ready tourism products, enhancing the quality of service, generating increased employment in the sector, and improving tourism’s contribution to economic growth.

The initiatives are aligned with the sustainable development goals (SDG’s) on tourism and with the international theme for 2017 which has been designated by the United Nations as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism development….more here

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