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Tourism Ministry looking to diversify 'Tourism' in the hinterland & on the coast – Ag GTA Director

The Ministry of Tourism Industry and Commerce through its sub-agency, the Guyana Tourism Agency (GTA) is exploring initiatives that are geared towards the diversification of Guyana’s tourism products.

This was disclosed by the Acting Director of the GTA Kamrul Baksh during a recent interview with News Update.

According to Baksh, this would include culinary, farming, nature, adventure tourism and other tourism products.

Acting Director of GTA - Kamrul Baksh

“We have a drive, the Ministry of Tourism, Industry & Commerce through the minister’s vision, to bring new products to visitors. We want to have a diverse tourism product.”

In this regard, a team from the ministry of tourism is in the process of identifying communities in the hinterland region where Indigenous centric products can be developed and marketed.

“There’s some Region Three farm experiences that will come to light, our team is currently working with them, we’re doing more product assessments in Region One, all in all, we want to see products being developed at the regional level.”

In Region Seven he said the GTA is looking to develop tourism in communities such as Paruima and Phillapai as they present an exciting adventure to visitors.

“Paruima is one of the most exciting destinations right now, a lot of filming companies are interested and adventure enthusiasts are excited to go to Paruima, they have the extreme adventure of hiking to the iconic Uchi falls.”

The tourism body is also looking to come up with products on the coast so that people can have easy access to them.

Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Oneidge Walrond had told News Update that these Indigenous centric products would be owned and managed by the villagers.


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