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The little known emerging eco-tourism destination of Guyana, South America is boosting its awareness to American travelers, nature lovers, and adventure seekers.

(TRAVPR.COM) Miami, FL, USA - November 23rd, 2015 – A group of U.S.-based journalists discovered the virtually untouched and preserved natural beauty of Guyana in a five-day media familiarization trip hosted by the Guyana Tourism Authority. As a remote little known emerging eco-tourism destination located on the northern coast of South America, the purpose of the media trip was to expose Guyana’s undiscovered gems and vast natural attractions to American nature-lovers, adventure seekers, and cultural enthusiasts. Caribbean Airlines was the airline carrier for the media trip as it continues to expand services to Guyana.

“Guyana is ready to be discovered, and we are excited by the opportunity to promote this vibrant destination and increase awareness of the raw authentic adventure and stunning scenery of our country,” shares Mr. Indranauth Haralsingh, Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority. “The timing of this media FAM trip was perfect as we’re in the middle of the month-long Guyana Tourism Awareness Month throughout the month of November. This media trip kicks off our goal to introduce this undiscovered little known, English-speaking South American country with Caribbean flair to American travelers and to the rest of the world.”

The journalists explored why Guyana was noted by National Geographic as the best kept secret in South America and 21 must see places in 2014. The tailored itinerary included a perfect combination of an adventure fix and eco-tourism traveling by land, river boats, and light aircraft to experience the vast Amazonian virgin rainforest, rolling savannah, magnificent waterfalls, mighty rivers, exotic species in their natural habitat, and the lively Caribbean coast all in one trip. Among one of the stops on the itinerary was Kaieteur Falls, the world’s highest free-falling waterfall with a total drop of 822 feet, nearly five times the height of Niagara Falls. There was also an opportunity to interact with welcoming and thriving Amerindian indigenous and multi-ethnic communities who have a fascinating story to tell.

Guyana is an important destination for Caribbean Airlines and one that we are committed to supporting the promotion of,” shares Dionne Ligoure, Head of Corporate Communications at Caribbean Airlines. “As the airline with Flag Carrier Status, Caribbean Airlines is committed to the people of Guyana with whom we have enjoyed a long legacy of cooperation providing consistent and reliable service since our start in 2007.”

Resulting from the trip is an opportunity for the participating journalists to help share Guyana’s beautiful story and to help create greater exposure for the destination. The media FAM trip was from November 17 to November 22, 2015 and commenced in the capitol of Georgetown, Guyana with stops within Guyana’s interior highlands.

About Guyana Tourism Authority

Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) is charged with developing, promoting, and marketing Guyana’s tourism industry and boosting the country as a tourism destination. The mission of the GTA is to promote the sustainable development of tourism in Guyana that produces maximum economic, social, cultural, and environmental benefits while minimizing negative impacts as part of an integrated national development strategy. For more information about Guyana, visit Follow the GTA on Facebook:

About Caribbean Airlines

Headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago and with an operational base in Jamaica, Caribbean Airlines operates more than 600 weekly flights to 19 destinations in the Caribbean, North and South America, and the United Kingdom until Jan 10th 2016. With over 40 weekly flights out of Guyana, Caribbean Airlines recognizes the key role it plays in maintaining links between the Guyanese Diaspora, the business community, tourist and other stakeholders travelling to/from Guyana. The airline’s fleet is comprised of Boeing 737-800, Boeing 767-300ER until Jan 10th, 2016, and ATR72-600 aircraft. For more information on Caribbean Airlines, visit Follow Caribbean Airlines on Facebook:


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