New THAG President to forge stronger ties with Gov’t-Business Ministry will continue to foster relations

DPI, Guyana, Friday, July 06, 2018

The newly elected President of the Tourism and Hospitality (THAG), Mitra Ramkumar said his team will continue to strengthen its relations with the government to further develop the local tourism industry.

President of the Tourism and Hospitality (THAG), Mitra Ramkumar

Ramkumar told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that building stronger relations with the government is a priority on his ‘immediate agenda’.  “I want to take it to a new level and collaborate in every aspect. We need to speak with one unified voice and that needs to be key in every event we have.”

Ramkumar added that visitors to Guyana are focused on the experience and not whether the holiday package is offered by THAG or the government. Therefore, he said, “we need to work together to give them that Guyana experience.”

He noted the collaboration will ensure the promotion of Destination Guyana, which he believes will benefit all Guyanese.

Minister of Business with responsibility for Tourism, Dominic Gaskin said his ministry will continue to foster stronger relations with THAG and stressed the importance of public-private sector partnerships.

Ramkumar, who is also the Chief Financial Officer of Roraima Airways, was elected as the new President of THAG after the elections by the Association’s Annual General Meeting on June 29.

According to a THAG press release, other Executives include Vice President Camille Boodhoo, Managing Director of Old Fort Tours & Angelina’s Travel Service; Treasurer, Harrinand Persaud, Chief Financial & Marketing Officer of King’s Jewellery World; Committee Member Alexandra Correia, the Market Research and Investor Relations Manager for the Correia Group of Companies; Committee Member Davie Sukdeo, Senior Sales Manager of the Guyana Marriott Hotel; Committee Member Kevin Daby, General Manager of Grand Coastal Hotel; and Committee Member Jacqueline Allicock, General Manager of Surama Eco-lodge.

Andrea de Caires of Wilderness Explorers will serve as an advisor to the new Executive in her capacity as Immediate Past President.

By: Crystal Stoll