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Tourism and Hospitality Association worried about advisories put out by Foreign Missions

The Tourism and Hospitality Association is expressing worry about advisories put out by foreign missions warning their citizens in wake of the protests at Linden. They are worried about the longterm impact advisories like that could have although the protests have been limited to one small part of the country.

Though Linden is not known to be any tourism hot spot, some tour companies that operate in the interior use the town to get their supplies in to their locations and that’s where the heart of the issue is for some tour companies as the roads at Linden have been blocked for over 3 weeks.

Outside of the Linden situation, there is also concern about the state of the roads leading into the Rupununi from Linden.

But the advisories put out by some foreign missions also warned their citizens to avoid coming to Georgetown at night from the airport, pointing to reports of persons being robbed at bogus police check points.

Then there are the problems of drug trafficking and security at the airport that is also of concern to tourism officials. The US government has warned its citizens to be mindful of drug trafficking in Guyana and avoid being caught up in the activity. Almost every other week there’s a drug bust at the Guyana airport or at some other airport with connections right back to Guyana.

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