Guyana expects 500,000 visitors by 2025

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    Tourism operators in Guyana are being urged to produce more, in anticipation of some 500,000 international visitors expected to come to the country by 2025.

    According to the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA), Guyana has experienced a 9.2 per cent increase in international arrivals for the January-May 2019 period.

    As such, it says the market demand is filling its capacity, resulting in the need for more products.

    GTA Director Brian Mullis says Guyana is gradually building its image on the international arena with more and more people coming, so there is a need for additional products.

    According to him, there are tax concessions and incentives for travelling tourism in areas of ground transportation, accommodation, refurbishments, and for tour operators as well.

    However, Mr Mullis says they recognize tourism is an export sector and they are advocating for that formal recognition in 2020.

    With this, the Authority would be able to significantly strengthen the enabling and policy environment to get increases in product development and investments, among other incentives.