Georgetown : ‘The Call of the Wild’ the official tourist guide of Guyana is the latest edition of the Explore Guyana magazine which was launched at the Grand Coastal Inn by President Donald Ramotar and the Tourism and Hospitality Association (THAG).
The Call of the Wild showcases a number of tourist activities and destinations that one can be involved in throughout the length and breadth of Guyana.
President Ramotar said that his presence at the launch of the latest edition was recognition of the importance of the tourism industry to Guyana.
“I firmly believe that Guyana’s time has come… more and more people are recognizing Guyana as a destination to visit as we have a fantastic product… I am always amazed at the beauty and different kinds of beauty at every area of Guyana,” President Ramotar said.
THAG’s President Paul Stephenson proposed that the contributions that the tourism sector has made over the years be looked at with a view of having the sector recognized as a major budgetary item.
Stephenson also touted for tourism marketing specialists to be brought into the country to assist Guyana in building its technical capacity as it relates to the marketing the sector, and for a professional educational institute for young people which will give them professional training in various sub-sectors of tourism.