Visitors and Guyanese can now access the 2016-2017 edition of Guyana Where and What, a pocket size guide book on Guyana which is said to be filled with an abundance of information on Guyana for visitors to guide them.
The first edition of the book, which guides visitors on historic and adventure tours, popular site-seeing spots, monuments, gardens, among other important places, was published in 2007 for World Cup Cricket and it has been published annually since.
According to a release from publisher of the book, Gem Madhoo-Nascimento, the guide book is even used as a reference in some local schools. She said the information section is also in Portuguese to assist the growing population of Brazilians residing in Guyana and to support Brazilian tourists, businessmen and traders visiting Guyana.
The release stated that each edition comes with additional information and the 2016-2017 publication has added the Island of Wakenaam to its many towns and villages. It was noted that Wakenaam has a few historical sites worthy of a visit, as it forms part of the history of our Dutch settlers in the Essequibo River going back to the late 1500s-early 1600s.
It was disclosed that to date, approximately 200,000 copies of the guide book have been printed and distributed locally and internationally at hotels, restaurants, airports, tour operators, resorts, travel agencies and Embassies in Guyana and overseas. The guide is free and is supported mainly through advertising revenue from businesses.
The 132-page book has a pull out 10 inches by 12 inches map of Georgetown and the Guyana map. The Georgetown map is of greater Georgetown, showing up to Cummings lodge to the East and Industrial Estate, South Ruimveldt Park and South Ruimveldt Gardens to the South.
Copies can be obtained from the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana in Waterloo Street.