Plans and Policies

Honor Our Indigenous Peoples & Protected Areas 

  • GTA Act
  • GTA Marketing Policies
  • Vehicle Duty Exemption
  • Tourism-related Investment

Tourism Guidelines & Standards

  • Guyana National Bureau of Standards. Tourism-related standards such as the Bed and Breakfast Standard are available for a fee. Kindly reference their catalogue for additional information.
  • Global Sustainable Tourism Council Industry Criteria

Regulations

Tourism Accommodation

Requirement

  1. Completed Tourism Accommodation Establishment Licence application form.
  2. Application fee GYD 2,000
  3. In case of companies, a copy of its Memorandum or Articles of Association and certificate of registration.
  4. Certificates of conformity from the relevant agencies [No. 4(2) of the regulation].
  5. Licence fee depending on the room number stated in table below:
No. of Rooms Fee Amount (GYD)
1-15 25,000
16-30 50,000
31-60 75,000
61-100 100,000
100-above 150,000

Interior Lodges & Resorts

Requirement

  1. Completed Lodges & Resorts Licence application form
  2. Application  fee GYD 2,000
  3. Copy of the business registration
  4. In case of companies, a copy of its Memorandum or Articles of Association and certificate of registration
  5. Certificates of conformity from relevant agencies [No. 4(1) in the regulation]
  6. Proof of land ownership
  7. Licence fee depending on the table below:
 
Type of facility Fee Amount (GYD)
Fun Parks & recreational resorts 100,000
Recreational Resorts 40,000
1-15 overnight capacity 40,000
16-30 overnight capacity 50,000
31-60 overnight capacity 70,000
61-above overnight capacity 100,000

Tour Operators

Requirement

  1. Completed Tour Operators Licence Application Form.
  2. Application  fee GYD 2,000
  3. Copy of business registration under Guyanese laws
  4. In case of a company, a copy of its  Memorandum or Articles of Association and certificate of registration.
  5. Description of the nature and categories of tours and tour packages offered.
  6. Detailed list of equipment used to carry  out  tours.
  7. Copies of boat and vehicles registration and valid insurance certificates.
  8. Copy of the operational plan,   including an emergency plan.
  9. Licence fee as per table below:
 
Fee Category Amount (GYD)
Licence Fee 25,000

Tourist Guides

Requirement

  1. Completed Tourist Guide Licence Application Form.
  2. Application  fee GYD 2,000
  3. Proof of tour guides training & qualifications.
  4. Copies of all academic, tour guides and first aid training certificates and any other professional certificates.
  5. Professional details, including a work history reference from a recognised tour operator or higher recognised and credible individual.
  6. Description of the nature and type of services offered.
  7. Valid police clearance or a character testimony from a recognised person.
  8. Medical certificate from a government GMO.
  9. Two references.
 
Fee Category Amount (GYD)
Licence Fee 10,000 [valid for 2 years]
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