Guyana and Suriname are preparing to offer their countries as a joint tourism destination in the near future. Director General of Tourism, Donald Sinclair, at a recent media briefing, said the two South American and CARICOM member countries are in the midst of finalising an accord for the joint promotion of the countries’ tourism destinations.
“You may be aware that last year tourism representatives from Guyana and Suriname worked on a draft tourism accord that dealt with strengthening tourism within the Guianas. The idea is to start with Guyana, Suriname, and French Guyana and then extend it to other countries of the Guyana Shield. That accord has not been signed as yet but as it relates to the text of the accord, there has been general agreement about the substance of that text.”
In addition, Sinclair said Suriname has confirmed its participation in the 24th Congress of the Organisation of American States (OAS) and will be collaborating with Guyana to address those in attendance.
“There is a presentation that is going to be done by Suriname on the theme of strengthening connections within the Guianas. In fact, it is the plan for that to be a joint presentation between Guyana and Suriname.”
The two-day congress which opened at the Guyana Marriott on Wednesday March 21 was set to focus on the development of the region’s tourism industry. It has been confirmed that OAS Secretary-General, Luis Almagro would be attending the congress.