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, was graced by distinguished Guyanese such as Clive Lloyd and Dave Martins who officially accepted appointments to be among Guyana’s first tourism ambassadors.Also, on that auspicious occasion, 19 were awarded for their outstanding contributions to the local tourism industryThis year, there were 11 award categories. The Pillar of Tourism Award was given to Teri O’Brien of Suriname Airways, while Luke Johnson, who has a passion for bird watching, copped the Tour Guide of the Year accolade.The award of Tourism Entrepreneur went to Pandama Retreat and Winery and was received by the owners Mr. and Mrs. Warren Douglas.The Tourism Ambassador Award which organizers said could have only gone to an individual who is involved in “all round tourism,” went to Manager of Air Services Limited, Annette Arjoon Martins.The Most Outstanding Community Tourism Project accolade went to Surama Eco-Lodge and Village and was received by Sydney Allicock.The Destination Promotion Awards were given to the Office of Climate Change and Philippe JR Kok.Chief Executive Officer for Dagron Tours, Ann Hamilton collected the award for Most Improved Tour Operator while the Tourism Recognition-Service in Tourism award was given to Salim Twahir of Knight Rider Bus Services.Three persons were given the President’s Award for Investment in Tourism namely; Alfo Alphonso of 704 Entertainment complex, Chunilal Baboolall of Aruwai Investments and Brian Tiwarie of BK Group of Companies.The Tourism Recognition- Former Directors award was given to Donald Sinclair and Indira Anandjit while the Tourism Recognition- Former Ministers of Tourism was given to Geoffrey Da Silva, Manzoor Nadir and Manniram Prashad. ANewly appointed Tourism Ambassador, Dave MartinsPosthumus Award in this category was given to Michael Shree Chand.Tourism Awareness Month is currently being observed under the theme “Tourism Entrepreneurs and Ambassadors Mobilized.”This year’s theme was, according to the Tourism Ministry, selected to highlight entrepreneurs who are regarded as key vehicles for the creation of the enterprise as it generates job growth and stimulates competition; while tourism ambassadors are individuals who educate and inspire their family, friends and colleagues to embrace tourism and endeavor to turn every visitor encounter into a positive experience.As part of the continuing efforts of the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce to highlight Guyana and its diverse product,Cheap NFL Jerseys
, the Tourism Ambassador Programme was developed. This Programme, which targets a select group of well known Guyanese, was also launched at the Guyana International Conference Centre on Friday evening. Selected ‘ambassadors’ in the diverse areas of music, arts and sports were introduced during the launch ceremony.Those appointed tourism ambassadors are expected to play an integral role in promoting Guyana on the international front through their respective disciplines.? The initiative is expected to raise the level of awareness of tourism in Guyana.David Martins,Wholesale Authentic Jerseys
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, who represented Guyana well on both the International and Regional stage in Squash as well as weightlifter, Hugh Ross.