The Honourable Mohamed Irfaan Ali - Minister of Tourism, Industry & Commerce

GuyExpo Speech:
Your Excellency, President Donald Ramotar; First Lady, Ms Deolatchmie Ramotar; Honourable Prime Minister, Smauel Hinds; Ms Hinds; Senator Maxine...read more

NCC joins concerned stakeholders in appealing for passage of AMLCFT bill
The National Competitiveness Council (NCC) is the body that oversees implementation of Guyana’s National Competitiveness Strategy (NCS) and is the highest ....read more...

NCC holds eleventh meeting
The 11th meeting of the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) was held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the Office of the President. The NCC is the ....read more...

7th edition of Guyana Where and What launched- now in Portuguese as well
The Ministry of Tourism on Thursday launched the seventh edition of Guyana Where and What, a pocket book/ guide that was published and edited by Gem Madhoo-Nascimento ....read more...

More international exposure for Guyana- country to be featured in National Geographic’s Monster Fish Documentary
A team from the National Geographic Chanel concluded filming the 30th show of ‘Monster Fish’ in Guyana, a series that documents, aquatic ecologist ....read more...

Scores of Rupununi tour guides receive First Aid/CPR training … GTA to train hundreds this year
The Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA), in collaboration with the North Rupununi District Development Board, facilitated a two- day First Aid/CPR training ....read more...

Inaugural Rupununi Music & Arts Festival to be held on Valentine’s weekend
The Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) will be hosting its inaugural Rupununi Music and Arts Festival on February 14-16, 2014. This festival offers outdoor camping with entertainment from numerous artistes at Rock View Lodge, Annai. ....read more...

Local businesses get opportunity to expand – through Caribbean Export financial grants
In order to enhance competitiveness, promote innovation and create new markets in the private sector, the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce is raising awareness of the Direct Assistance Grant Scheme (DAGS), ....read more...

Private Sector again appeals to Parliament to resolve issues hindering passage of Anti-Money Laundering Bill
Chairman of the Private Sector’s Sub-committee for Trade and Industry, Ramesh Dookhoo today, during the first steering committee meeting of the National Competitiveness Council, appealed to the members of parliament to resolve the issues hindering ....read more...

Minister Ali seeks tourism collaboration with Cuba -local delegation to visit Havana soon
Closer collaboration between Guyana and Cuba in the tourism sector was discussed when Minister of Tourism (ag) Irfaan Ali met with Cuba’s Director ....read more...

Guyana expands air travel – Copa airlines to begin flying in July
Guyana has steadily been expanding its horizons, and increasing travel destinations, through the entry of several new carriers in the recent past. Today Panamanian Airlines, Copa announced that it will begin flying ....read more...

MinTIC and United Minibus Union agree fare increase in zones 31 and 32 must cease
The Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce (MinTIC), and the United Minibus Union (UMU) met on Saturday, January 18 2014, in the Ministry’s boardroom to discuss the Minibus situation countrywide. ....read more...

Tourism Ministry has packed agenda for 2014
The tourism sector made significant advancements in the year just gone by, and ....read more...

Guyana records double digit increase in tourist arrivals – projects 15% increase in 2014
Over the last 10 years, visitor arrivals have been increasing significantly ....read more...

Great strides seen in tourism sector in 2013
Tourism as a sector is very important for showcasing a country’s cultural diversity, apart from its socio-economic potential. And with the attention ....read more...

Gallery for South Savanah Rupununi Safari 2013 - Pictures by Jennifer McSporran ....see more...

Romancing the fort
Absolutely amazing! Visit Guyana gives it an A+. When the Minister of tourism first told me about this event, I honestly could not quite picture in my minds eye, exactly how fort island could be transformed into a suitable location for an elegant ....read more...

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The Ministry of Tourism Industry and Commerce is mandated to “formulate and provide an effective mechanism for the implementation, evaluation and improvement of policies, the aim of which will be to facilitate economic and social improvement through coordinating activities in the areas of Commerce, Tourism, Ind.... read more