GTA releases outline of proposed plan for tourism development

Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority Brian Mullis

Against the backdrop of the sustained challenges associated with adequate international airline services between Guyana and the country’s key tourism markets in North America and Europe, the semi-autonomous agency, the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) has listed among its 2019 priorities, the creation of a partnership with the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the Ministry of Public Infra-structure (MoPI) that targets agreements with two new airlines to serve the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri by  December this year and a total of four new airlines to serve the country’s main international airport by December next year.

 The plan to significantly strengthen what currently is an international airline travel regime that is often fraught with challenges and frustrations, is one of the eye-catching undertakings listed in the GTA’s Tourism 2019 Marketing Management & Development outline seen by this newspaper.

Meanwhile, consistent with its goal of increasing tourism visitation to Guyana from key investment markets and between Guyana, Suriname and Brazil by December this year, the GTA says that it will be seeking to partner with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Citizenship and Immigration to make more visas accessible, ease visa restrictions within key investment markets and enable more seamless travel across borders…..

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