Guyana to host tourism confab

Guyana is preparing to host the 24th Congress of Ministers and high officials of tourism in March.

Ministers from 34 countries that are part of the Organisation of American States (OAS) will meet for the Inter-American Committee on Tourism (CITUR), the Department of Public Information said.

This year’s congress is being held under the theme “Connecting the Americas Through Sustainable Tourism.” The focus of the meeting will be how to “connect our countries a little better through a common approach to sustainable tourism” Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin told DPI.

Gaskin, who has responsibility for tourism, said this is the first ever OAS ministerial conference to be held in Guyana. “It’s very significant to host these international events. It raises the profile of our country we, of course, have to ensure it comes off successfully so there is a lot of work to be done”, he said.

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