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“Guyana, the ‘land of many waters’, has an enticing reputation as a hidden gem of South America, well off the beaten track and a great ecotourism and adventure destination. It has an exceptional natural landscape of dense, virgin rainforest, majestic waterfalls and rivers and an extraordinarily diverse cultural heritage. As the winner of several ecotourism and sustainable tourism awards in 2019, Guyana is well-placed to become one of the world’s most important and successful ecotourism destination in years to come.”
– Jessica Kelly, Senior Tourism Analyst

This report looks at the following areas:

  • How has Guyana’s tourism sector grown over the past five years in terms of international arrivals and economic contribution to GDP?
  • Which are the main source markets for tourism to Guyana and what is the primary reason for visiting?
  • As an emerging tourism destination, how has Guyana’s outstanding sustainable tourism offer received notable global recognition?
  • What are the next steps for Guyana’s tourism sector in terms of developing its sustainable and ecotourism activities?

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Guyana: Key Facts

    • Introduction

      • Data Sources

        • Background

          • History
            • Geography
            • Attractions

                  • Figure 1: Kaieteur National Park visitor numbers, 2016-18
              • Tourism and the Economy

                  • Figure 2: Guyana GDP growth %, 2014-19
                  • Figure 3: Average expenditure per trip by tourist segment, 2018
              • Arrivals

                • International
                  • Figure 4: International tourist arrivals, 2014-18
                  • Figure 5: Top source markets, 2016-18
                • Domestic
                • Market Characteristics

                  • International
                    • Purpose of visit
                      • Figure 6: International tourist arrivals by purpose of visit, 2016-18
                    • Seasonality
                      • Figure 7: International tourist arrivals by month, 2018
                    • Length of stay
                        • Figure 8: International tourist arrivals by length of stay, 2018
                      • Domestic
                      • Transport

                          • Figure 9: International tourist arrivals by mode of transport, 2017-18
                        • Air
                            • Figure 10: Total passengers to Guyanese airports by airline, 2018
                          • Road
                            • Rail
                              • Sea
                              • Accommodation

                                  • Figure 11: Tourist accommodation stock in Guyana, 2014-18
                                  • Figure 12: International tourist arrivals by accommodation type, 2016-18
                              • Tourism News

                                • GTA’s strategic focus on sustainability proves multiple award winner
                                  • Air-sector developments
                                    • GTA launches first Agri-Tourism Expo
                                    • What Next?

                                      • Taking tourism to the next level
                                        • Forecasts

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