Passenger payload pact with ‘brand name’ airline will boost tourism industry – Nascimento

Difficulties associated with concluding a deal with a brand name airline to fly to Guyana continues to be the single major barrier to the growth of Guyana’s tourism industry.

President of the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) Christopher ‘Kit’ Nascimento told Stabroek Business in an interview last Friday that the solution to the problem may well lie in the Government of Guyana concluding a minimum passenger payload agreement with a major international airline under which Guyana will have to meet the cost of a percentage of the vacant seats on the aircraft.

Nascimento told Stabroek Business that while the government has up until now been disinclined to sign such an agreement, other Caribbean countries had gone that route. “Barbados, particularly, has gone that route with all of the major airlines flying to that country,” Nascimento said. Asked whether it was THAG’s position that the government should …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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