Tourism Guyana/Creative Marketing launches interactive online magazine

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A new online, interactive tourism magazine launched on Thursday is a complete guide to food, entertainment and travel, the authentic Guyanese way.

The magazine, also available in hard copy, is titled Tourism Guyana, and highlights the captivating stories of the destination, targeting local and international travellers.

The magazine is a collaborative effort of Tourism Guyana and Creative Marketing Company (CMC).

It was launched under the theme: “Guyana, a destination on the rise” at Umana Yana, Kingston, Georgetown.

Co-founder of the magazine, Fiaz Yamin, explained that the foundation of the magazine started as a passion project among the four members of CMC.

Co-founder of the magazine, Fiaz Yamin (Photo: News Room/January 22, 2021)

“We have always had a love for country and our citizens, so we decided maybe we can do something to showcase our beautiful country in a fresh, vibrant way which could appeal to both locals and potential overseas tourists,” Yamin said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA), Kamrul Baksh, congratulated the Tourism Guyana team and publishers on their success.

“We are here celebrating this amazing accomplishment, one which has not only captivated many of us, shows very striking and vivid imagery, but also it’s to the true and real tourism product composition and the realities of the growing tourism industry in Guyana,” Baksh said.

Deputy Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA), Kamrul Baksh (Photo: News Room/January 22, 2021)

He further explained that the magazine portrays the country in a light that is remarkably beautiful and authentic and provides a snapshot of the diversified and exhilarating experiences that await travellers.

Baksh revealed that Tourism Guyana continues to be one of the leading travel influencers in Guyana, since its launch in 2018.

“The following has grown tremendously and their work gives a snapshot ever so often into the avenues waiting to be explored, or to be reconnected with.”

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Brigadier (ret’d) Mark Phillips, on Thursday at another event reiterated the government’s commitment to grow and develop the tourism industry.

According to the Prime Minister, over the next five years, the tourism industry will see massive transformation and unprecedented levels of investment.

“We anticipate more than US$1B investments in the hotel construction sector within the next three years. This will allow us to boost conference and convention tourism and, in the process, create about 4,000 additional jobs,” the Prime Minister said.

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