‘Partnership key to tourism development’ – Minister Gaskin
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DPI, Guyana, Monday, June 18, 2018
A call was made for closer collaboration across the tourism sector by subject Minister Dominic Gaskin on Saturday night.
The minister, who has responsibility for tourism, said while there are many opportunities in the sector, stakeholders must ensure the country and its people benefit.
“As we develop tourism in Guyana we must get it right. Getting it right is not just the responsibility of government or the private sector. I think it is a collective responsibility of government, the private sector, as well as various communities that wish to participate in tourism in Guyana.”
The minister was at the time addressing stakeholders at the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana’s 26th anniversary celebration at the Marriot Hotel.
Also in attendance was Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority, Brian Mullis who noted that the agency has been engaging partners to address issues affecting the sector’s development. “We are integrating the guidelines and licensing systems with training so there will be a more unified system to raise the standards in Guyana.”
Several persons and organisations were recognised for their outstanding contribution to the tourism industry.
Duke Lodge Hotel captured Hotel of the Year, Atta Rainforest copped the Best Resort of the Year, Old Fort Tours grabbed Direct Tourism Services, while the Correia Group of Companies took the Hall of Fame 2018 award and Nurse Marcia Gravesande won the award for Supporting Tourism Services.
The event concluded with the auction of items to further promote and develop the tourism sector.
By: Crystal Stoll.
Image: Jules Gibson.