Caribbean Airlines Fly Jamaica, Suriname Airways, and TravelSpan are among airlines that will be offering special travel packages for this year’s Guyana Festival, according to Minister of Tourism Irfaan Ali.
Ali made the announcement at the boardroom of the Tourism Ministry on Monday when the ministry received a $3M cheque for the Festival from the Caricom Bottling Company (CBC) and he said that more sponsors are expected to come on board shortly.
CBC, which has been in existence for the past three years, is focused on producing beverages for the local, regional and international markets, its Marketing and Sales Manager Mondale Smith said at the handing over of the cheque on Monday.
Meanwhile, Ali said Festival Shops have also been launched at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri to give travellers the opportunity of purchasing souvenirs upon arrival or when leaving Guyana.
Ali also revealed that the festival passport is also currently available and costs $3,000 and covers all the events for the three days. He added that each passport comes with discount coupons from all the major sponsors, including King’s Jewellery World and the New Thriving Restaurant. In addition, Ali said the passport also presents the holders with chance of winning a car through a raffle drawing.
He further noted that the Festival’s games, planned as a major attraction of the event, will bring together cricketing legends such as Clayton Lambert, Reon King, Colin Stuart and Roger Harper. He further stated that two legendary local football teams will play against each other.
“The celebrity booths will be present as well, where all the sporting, musical and art icons will showcase their work and sign autographs, giving persons a chance to mingle up close with them,” Ali said.