The Region 10 Tourism Committee, on Sunday, elected a new executive which is expected to push the committee’s mandate to develop the region’s tourism sector. Devin Sears was reelected as Chairman while Rawle Dundas was elected as Vice Chairman. Adrian Boston was elected as Secretary while Jeffrey Yearwood was elected as Treasurer. According to the constitution of the committee, the executive will serve for two years.
The election formed part of the Annual General Meeting which Sears said will pave the way for further positive contribution to the growth of the emerging tourism industry in Region 10. In his address, Sears said the committee noticed an increase in tourism prospects and interest in tourism products within Region 10 making Region 10 one of the most frequently visited destinations in the country. “It is beyond safe to share that this sector is slowly becoming a key pillar in our economy that creates good jobs and opportunities for all citizens. Undoubtedly, tourism will play its role in causing the shift in goal post from poverty to prosperity,” he said.
Going forward, the committee will maintain a bipartisan approach towards development which will see the inclusion of many stakeholder organizations from across the region such as the Linden Mayor and Town Council, Regional Democratic Council, Linden Chamber of Industry, Commerce and Development, Rockstone Village Council and the Linden Fund USA, amongst others.
Speaking on the plans for 2023, Sears outlined that the committee will collaborate with the Department of Tourism, the Guyana Tourism Authority and other organizations to ensure that service providers are trained in core areas; facilitate local, regional and international trade fairs, seminars and symposiums with the aim of promoting ‘Destination Region 10’, coordinate new tourism product scouting outreaches and new product development sessions with the relevant stakeholders, develop new tourism products such as Spring Tours amongst others, all in an effort to ensure the local tourism industry reaches its true potential.