CEO and Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), Mr. Hugh Riley, will be coming to Guyana to attend the Guyana Rum Route Forum which will be held on Thursday July 5 from 9.00 am at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre. Mr. Riley is expected to deliver the ‘CTO perspective on the Rum Route.’
Last year the CTO launched the Caribbean Rum Route initiative in which participating Member countries were invited to design a tourist itinerary that would tell the story of rum, in order to give visitors to the Caribbean a fresh insight into the social, cultural and historical facets of the production of rum, itself a by product of the sugar cane.
The Rum Route Forum on July 5 will involve a wide range of stakeholders, including tour operators, rum shop owners, distillery staff and factory representatives, students and researchers, who will be discussing and proposing the parameters and framework for the official Guyana rum route. Presentations will be made by representatives from the Department of Tourism, the Guyana Tourism Authority, the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana, GUYSUCO, the National Trust, among others.
The Forum will be declared open by Minister of Business, Mr. Dominic Gaskin.