Guyana, a small Caribbean nation in South America, became the first country in the world to commit to to the Adventure Travel Guide Standard (ATGS). Originally called The International Adventure Travel Guide Qualification & Performance Standard, the ATGS was created in 2015 by a cohort of guides and industry professionals from 15 different countries convened by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA).
Now travellers will be able to fly directly from Miami to Guyana and Colombia, American Airlines and Viva Air respectively. AA will offer a 6 p.m. flight from Miami to Georgetown, Guyana on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Return flights will leave Guyana at 1:09 a.m. on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
The Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) officially launched the South American Undiscovered website today at the Cara Lodge Hotel.
Director of GTA, Brian Mullis said the website, which was redesigned under a 90-day span, will appeal to the diaspora and locals.
“We have to raise awareness about what makes Guyana distinctive from every other destination region around the world. Our audience has to know that Guyana offers experiences that they cannot find anywhere else in the world,” Mullis said.
Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA), Brian Mullis says the agency has been laying the groundwork to stabilise community tourism in Guyana. This is being done through several primary objectives by the agency, which includes raising the profile of the organisation, undertaking a needs assessment and conducting training sessions in the regions as well as drafting a community-led tourism framework.