Budget promises more official attention to tourist market

Not for the first time in recent years government is talking up tourism as a focus of accelerated attention, presenting the sector as Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh described in this year’s budget speech, potentially “a major driver of growth and job-creation in Guyana.”

Against the backdrop of concerns expressed by local businesses in the sector that not enough official attention is being given to the aggressive external marketing of Guyana as a favoured visitor destination, government has sent signals through this year’s budget of plans to do more to support the sector.

There is still no indication that government intends to look in the direction of outlaying the millions  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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