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GTA INVESTS TO GARNER MORE VISITORS & SET BENCHMARK IN SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

Looking to increase visitation and promote itself as an emerging and sustainable destination, the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) has enlisted Concept Farm, a boutique strategic advertising agency based in Long Island City, New York to develop a living integrated marketing and communications strategy and action plan for the destination. 

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GUYANA ATTRACTS HIGH MEDIA ATTENTION IN EARLY 2019

Destination Guyana has been accorded yet another feature in National Geographic Traveller’s ‘The Cool List 2019’. The article focuses on “Everything from futuristic cityscapes and modernist architecture to pristine rainforest and rehabilitated wildlife”, in this most recent accolade, Guyana is featured at #10 on the all-encompassing global list. “New flights are opening up this undiscovered gem…Guyana’s main prize is Kaieteur Falls. The largest single-drop waterfall in the world is a beauty, cutting its way through the jungle as the Potaro River falls 741ft before continuing towards the Atlantic,” the article stated.

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LOTUS APPOINTED TO DEVELOP UK & BENELUX ARRIVALS

January 9th, 2019 – LOTUS has been appointed to raise the profile of Guyana as a travel destination with its key product being nature, adventure and cultural experiences; highlight and develop the travel options to Guyana from the UK & Benelux travel industries; and engage consumers through memorable trade and media campaigns. 

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GTA TRAINS 150 TOURISM INDUSTRY PERSONNEL IN CUSTOMER SERVICE

Georgetown, Guyana (October 26, 2018) – Today, the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) wraps up its two-day Customer Service Training with the staff of the Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel. The training sought to train the establishment’s 150 personnel in customer service techniques aimed at further enhancing their interactions with their clients and increasing the quality of the overall visitor’s experience.

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DESTINATION GUYANA’S MOVEMENT TOWARDS BECOMING A GLOBAL LEADER

Georgetown, Guyana (September 30, 2018) – The Guyana Tourism Authority’s (GTA) vision 2025 is for Destination Guyana to be recognised locally and internationally as a premier destination for protecting its natural and cultural heritage, providing authentic experiences, and maximising local economic benefits. Between September 25 – 28, 2018, the GTA took an important step toward realising its vision by participating in two prominent international events for tourism destinations that are working toward becoming global leaders in sustainable destination management.

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GERMAN AND NORTH AMERICAN MARKET REPRESENTATION FIRMS SELECTED THROUGH PUBLIC TENDER PROCESS

Georgetown, Guyana (September 11, 2018) – In response to the Stabroek News article entitled “Firms hired through restrictive tendering for tourism drive in North America, Germany” published on September 6th, 2018, the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) would like to correct the inaccurate contracted amounts mentioned in the article. In August 2018, the GTA appointed market representation firms in North America, one of Guyana’s core markets and in Germany, one of Guyana’s investment markets. This appointment followed a competitive tendering process that began in 2017 where companies from the respective markets were invited to bid for the contract of representing Guyana.

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TOURISM- GOOD NEWS FOR GUYANA

Georgetown, Guyana (September 6, 2018) – The Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA), in collaboration with the Department of Tourism (DoT), held a roundtable discussion today with Senior Editors of the local media. The discussion was geared towards crafting a new relationship between the media and the Ministry of Business/DoT and GTA and the tourism sector in order to create a positive narrative about Guyana and strengthen the destination’s brand image.

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MEETING INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS IN GUYANA

Georgetown, Guyana (August 20, 2018) – The Guyana Tourism Authority announced today that it has committed to the international Adventure Travel Guide Standard. The adventure travel industry has grown rapidly over the last few decades, expanding from an estimated $89 billion in 2010 to $263 billion in 2013, and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 45.99% during the period 2016-2020. Guyana is highly attractive to the growing number of adventure travellers seeking personal growth, new destinations, immersive culture, and personal growth.

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GUYANA TOURISM AUTHORITY RETAINS REPRESENTATION IN THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET

AUGUST 1, 2018 – NEW YORK: Guyana Tourism Authority (the official Tourism Board of “Destination Guyana”) has formed an official partnership with Emerging Destinations and Green Team Global to represent Guyana in the United States (US) and Canadian travel markets. CornerSun Destination Marketing and Small Planet Consulting join Emerging Destinations and Green Team Global in introducing and promoting Guyana to the North American travel industry to drive awareness and travel to Guyana. The US and Canadian travel media and operators can anticipate a roadshow visiting various locations later this year to spread excitement about travel to Guyana.

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THE GUYANA TOURISM AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES REVAMPED WEBSITE

Georgetown, Guyana (July 19, 2018) – The Guyana Tourism Authority today announced the launch of the newly revamped Destination Guyana website: www.guyanatourism.com. The new site highlights the rich diversity of Guyana’s visitor ready tourism product, making it easy for travellers and prospective visitors interested in Guyana to access the information they need to plan travels to and within Guyana.

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GTA APPOINTS NORTH AMERICAN & GERMAN MARKET REPRESENTATIVES

Georgetown, Guyana (August 1st, 2018) – The Guyana Tourism Authority announced today the appointment of market representation firms to promote Destination Guyana in the North American and German travel markets and increase visitation. Emerging Destinations in partnership with Green Team Global will be representing Guyana in The United States and Canada, and Fastforward Marketing, a subsidiary of Travel marketing Romberg will be representing Guyana in Germany.

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