Tourism Sector Looks To Brazil
The local tourism sector also has its eyes set on neighboring Brazil as it looks to boost this country’s tourism product.
According to President of the Tourism Hospitality Association of Guyana Paul Stephenson, Guyana’s Tourism product can be used to attract some two hundred tourists who frequently in transit in Boa Vista before moving off to other destinations. Stephenson believes that this is the opportune time and that Lethem is ideally situated to accommodate the heavy traffic of visitors into the country.
According to THAG’s president, tourism officials in Brazil have already expressed a keen interest in selling Guyana’s tourism product. The Local tourism sector is however optimistic that many of the resorts in the Rupununi and Lethem area can handle the expected demand. On this note, Stephenson said too that THAG is preparing to meet with private aircraft operators here to explore such possibilities.
Officials of the local Tourism and Hospitality Association were part of the delegation that visited Lethem and Brazil a week ago. Increased trade and other ties between Guyana and Brazil have been on the rise since the commissioning of the Takatu Bridge. it is averaged than some 4000 vehicles cross the bridge daily with the figures tripling on the weekends.