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Guyana attracts high media attention in early 2019 and increased visitation

January 11, 2018 – Destination Guyana has been accorded yet another feature in National Geographic Traveller’s
‘The Cool List 2019’. The article focuses on “Everything from futuristic cityscapes and modernist architecture to
pristine rainforest and rehabilitated wildlife”, in this most recent accolade, Guyana is featured at #10 on the
all-encompassing global list. “New flights are opening up this undiscovered gem… Guyana’s main prize is Kaieteur
Falls. The largest single-drop waterfall in the world is a beauty, cutting its way through the jungle as the Potaro
River falls 741ft before continuing towards the Atlantic,” the article stated.

GTA trains 150 tourism industry personnel in Customer Service

Georgetown, Guyana (October 26, 2018) – Today, the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) wraps up its two-day
Customer Service Training with the staff of the Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel. The training sought to
train the establishment’s 150 personnel in customer service techniques aimed at further enhancing their
interactions with their clients and increasing the quality of the overall visitor’s experience.

Destination Guyana’s Movement toward Becoming a Global Leader

Positioning Guyana as a Leading Sustainable Destination Georgetown, Guyana (September 30, 2018) – The
Guyana Tourism Authority’s (GTA) vision 2025 is for Destination Guyana to be recognised locally and
internationally as a premier destination for protecting its natural and cultural heritage, providing authentic
experiences, and maximising local economic benefits. Between September 25 – 28, 2018, the GTA took an
important step toward realising its vision by participating in two prominent international events for tourism
destinations that are working toward becoming global leaders in sustainable destination management.

Top 10 Reasons Tourism is a Force For Good Globally and in Guyana

Georgetown, Guyana (May 17, 2019) – Tourism has long been regarded as one of the fastest growing
sectors in the world significantly contributing towards sustainable development in areas such as job and wealth
creation, economic growth, environmental protection, and poverty alleviation. Guyana’s Green State
Development Strategy highlights tourism as a priority value-adding sector requiring increased investment. This
level of prioritization nationally aligns with global priorities including the UN
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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