Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce team meet Region Two officials

A team from the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, this morning, met with Regional Executive Officer of Region Two, Devanand Ramdatt and other persons from the Region to better understand its tourism and development needs.

The meeting was an initiative of Minister Hon. Oneidge Walrond. The Ministry’s team was led by Director of Business, Mr. John Edghill and Deputy Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA), Mr.  Kamrul Baksh.

During the meeting, the REO noted that the Region has tremendous tourism potential and the administration is already working on infrastructural development in preparation for increased tourism. He said while the Region has been receiving a good response from the domestic market, it is also targeting international tourists. Mr. Ramdatt further noted that apart from the scenic locations and excellent resorts, the Region continues to promote the birdwatching and agro-tourism potential of the region.

 The Director of Business told the regional officials that the Ministry wants to have greater collaboration with the Region to develop its tourism potential and to ensure greater support for small and micro-enterprises. Mr. Edghill said the intention is to ensure the Region benefits from the resources of the state and residents are aware of the training and financial resources available.

Additionally, the Deputy Director of the GTA explained that the entity has updated its calendar of training for Region Two. Mr. Baksh added that the GTA is also developing a tourism circuit for Region Two. He added that training, product development, and the creation of new tourism experiences for the Essequibo Coast are key priorities for the GTA.

The Ministry’s team also met the Regional Tourism Committee.  Minister Walrond is expected to visit the Region shortly.