Guyana welcomes first tourists from Qatar


Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Oneidge Walrond on Monday received a courtesy visit from Guyana’s first tourists from Qatar.

While Qataris have visited Guyana for official government engagements and religious purposes, Dr. Nasser Saqr Al-Mohannadi, and his wife Galyiah Al-Mohannadi are the first to travel as tourists, a social media post from the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce noted.

While in Guyana, the couple is expected to visit several tourism hotspots, including Kaieteur Falls.

Minister Walrond welcomed the visitors to Guyana and encouraged them to explore as much of the country as possible. She expressed the hope that their visit will encourage more citizens of Qatar to visit Guyana, the post noted.

In June this year, Guyana’s Ambassador to Qatar, Safraaz Ahmad Shadood told the Eleventh Session of the Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers (ICTM) in Baku, Azerbaijan that Guyana is a Muslim-friendly tourism destination.

He had said that the country’s tourism product is well aligned with many of the basic principles of Islam including inclusivity, peace, and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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