The U.S. and Canada are now target markets for travel to Guyana, according to its tourism board. Guyana, which is bordered by Brazil, Suriname, and Venezuela, is not commonly known in the U.S. and Canada. In order to get more exposure in these North American markets, The Guyana Tourism Authority, the official Tourism Board of Destination Guyana, partnered with Emerging Destinations and Green Team Global to represent Guyana in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, CornerSun Destination Marketing and Small Planet Consulting will join them in promoting Guyana to the North American travel industry. The Guyana Tourism Authority will also be heading out on a roadshow across the country later this year to showcase Guyana to travel agents (stay tuned for dates).

Travelers abseiling in Kaieteur, Guyana. (Photo credit: Ian Cook)

“Entering the U.S. and Canadian markets are a critical component of Guyana’s overall tourism strategy. We are confident in our newly formed key strategic alliances with Emerging Destinations and Green Team Global supported by CornerSun Destination Marketing and Small Planet Consulting to effectively bring this extraordinary destination to the North American travel industry. North America is one of our strongest markets with a travel culture yearning for authentic culture and nature/adventure experiences. Guyana is in a prime position to provide that,” says Brian Mullis, director of Guyana Tourism Authority in press materials.

Guyana is the only English-speaking country in South America, where travelers can experience indigenous culture, rich history, and friendly people. This small South American country represents six ethnicities and a strong Amerindian culture. During their trip, guests can visit indigenous communities, and undeveloped beaches, attend festivals, rodeos, regattas and carnivals, plus go on 4×4 safaris and bird-watching. And, for those travelers seeking for the perfect photo op, natural beauty, a rainforest, waterfalls, and wildlife will make social media-worthy photos to share on their newsfeed.

Currently, there are daily non-stop flights to Guyana from Miami, New York, and Toronto.

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