first_imgThe Tourism Department in its pursuit to develop Guyana’s tourism sector is continuing with its plans by engaging public and private stakeholders which is proving to be beneficial to the country as time progresses.This was revealed by Business Minister Dominic Gaskin, who also holds responsibility for tourism, during a multi-sectoral workshop which was held under the theme “Actioning the Declaration”, to address the Declaration of Georgetown.Business Minister Dominic Gaskin“The general intent of the Declaration of Georgetown is to expand connectivity and increase sustainable tourism within the countries of the Americas through collaborations between and among public and private stakeholders,” the Minister noted.Minister Gaskin, during his brief remarks, noted that the problems being faced in the tourism industry by other countries within the Americas were similar to Guyana’s.He highlighted that the only difference was the level of importance with which each matter was dealt. With these workshops in place, the issues will be addressed sooner.Plans are also materialising to bridge the gap between the Public and Private Sector by having more workshops where new ideas can be exchanged.Throughout the day, the stakeholders were engaged in activities which were spearheaded by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority Director General, Captain Egbert Field; GO-Invest Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Owen Verney; Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) Director Brian Mullis; University of Guyana (UG) Lecturer Althea Connelly and Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) President Andrea de Caires.Topics discussed included measures that are needed to support innovation in the tourism sector, ways in which Guyana can strengthen its internal and external means of transportation, and strategies that can be implemented for the promotion of multi-destination travel which involves Guyana.last_img