Guyana has once again captured the major awards at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation and Travelmole Sustainable Tourism Awards. At the award ceremony in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana received the top awards in the Caribbean Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Award , this was won by Karanambu Lodge, the Biodiversity Conservation Award which went to the Guyana Marine Turtle Conservation Society and the Heritage Award which was awarded to National Trust of Guyana.
According to the Guyana Tourism Authority, the awards are a step forward for Guyana in its tourism development. “We are proud of the winners who have worked hard to ensure that their businesses and practices fit in to the country’s overall sustainable development agenda”, Tourism Minister, Irfaan Ali said.
The remaining awards included Destination Stewardship which was won by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, the Best Sustainable Tourism Accommodation which was given to Tryall Club & Villas in Jamaica and the Community Benefit Award which went to Bowden Pen Farmers ‘ Association in Jamaica.
The Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority, Indranauth Haralsingh recognized the importance winning the various awards will have as “Guyana cements its commitment to leading the Region in sustainable development”.