Explore Guyana 2018 Magazine launched
The 2018 edition of the Explore Guyana Tourist Magazine was officially launched in Guyana on Wednesday evening at the Residence of British High Commissioner, Greg Quinn as part of Tourism Awareness Month.
The magazine seeks to raise awareness of destination Guyana and this edition reflects a combined effort of all tourism industry stakeholders being the largest issue published to date, with 112 pages and a print run of 35,000 copies for free distribution in Guyana and overseas.
The Front Cover features Britain’s Prince Harry with Guyana’s 4th Vice President and Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs, Sydney Allicock on a visit to the famous Kaieteur Falls during his recent visit to Guyana.
At Wednesday’s launch, President of the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG), Andrea De Caires urged service providers to improve their standards as it is the driving force of tourism.
“We need to up our game, service is more important than anything else. You can apologise for a lot of other things if your service is outstanding,” she told those gathered.
The magazine includes events planned in Guyana for each month of the year and is also available digitally.
Minister of Business with responsibility for Tourism, Dominic Gaskin noted that there are other efforts ongoing to develop Guyana’s tourism products, which are included in the Draft National Tourism policy. Three of the key objectives meant to be addressed he said, are visitor arrivals, increasing Tourism’s contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and increasing the economic impact of tourism on our hinterland communities.
The Tourism and Hospitality Association also presented winners of its Essay Competition, which was held under the theme: “Ten Things that make Guyana a unique place to visit”.
Mariam Saieed won the Primary Category for which she was awarded a weekend for two at the Arrowpoint Nature Resort.
Copping the winning position for the Secondary category was Roletta Barrow who will be given a weekend for two at the Rewa Eco-Lodge.