Didn’t we have enough empty hotel rooms to hold the conference in Barbados?
Dear Barbados Free Press,
It’s true that you can find diamonds in the rubbish bin and pearls of tourism knowledge in Guyana – a country known for it’s high-end tourist market just like Barbados. We might have our “Platinum Coast” but Guyana has its famous “Driftwood Swamp” that is home to international stars and billionaires like, ah… ah… Give me a minute, I’ll get back to naming them later.
There is much we can learn from Guyana’s tourism industry and that is probably why Minister Sealy (photo above) is spending hundreds of thousands of our tax dollars to take his people away for a weekend in Guyana.
Joking aside, don’t we have enough empty hotel rooms to hold the conference in Barbados?
I’m not a Tourism Ministry employee. I admit I probably don’t understand the necessity of spending this kind of money in these times, and I probably don’t understand what will be accomplished in Guyana that could not have been accomplished here at the Hilton. It may be that Guyana will be sending 135 people to Barbados next week for their conference and we’ll get all this money back.
Can anyone explain how this makes sense?
Dazed and confused in French Village
Barbados’ Tourism Minister Richard Sealy has led a 135-person contingent from his ministry to Guyana for a weekend retreat.
According to the Government Information Agency (GINA), the retreat is part of a fact finding mission and Minister Sealy expressed appreciation for the warm welcome which he stressed was given even before the contingent arrived in Guyana. He indicated that the trip to Guyana is a fact finding one since the two countries have two different tourism packages to offer.