BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (3 March, 2012) – Some of the most breath-taking and majestic scenery await delegates to the 13th annual Sustainable Tourism Conference (STC-13), taking place in Guyana from 15-18 April, 2012.
Persons who register for the conference – the full programme only – can get free visits to some of the most desirable eco-tourism attractions in Guyana, including Kaieteur Falls, the world’s largest single drop falls. Among the other fascinating tours awaiting delegates are Iwokrama and the Canopy Walkway; Santa Mission/Arrow Point (a haven for bird watchers and nature lovers) and Surama Village, the winner of the 2011 CTO Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Award.
These visits are part of the Study Tours programme for STC-13, and are being organized to give delegates a full day adventure into Guyana’s best kept secrets, including the vast, lush and exotic landscape that form part of its low carbon sustainable development strategy.
“The study tours have been among the most highly anticipated part of the STC programme because delegates get to experience first-hand what we discuss during the plenary sessions,” said Gail Henry, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s sustainable tourism product specialist.
“Delegates to STC-13 are excited to get an opportunity to visit and experience some of the most enchanting tropical attractions while learning how best to sustain our resources.”
Over 30 Caribbean and international travel writers and journalists – many of them multiple award winners – have registered to cover and participate in STC-13, which is being organized by CTO, in collaboration with the Guyana Tourism Authority.
The conference, which has as its theme, Keeping the Right Balance: Sustaining our Resources, will be held at the Guyana International Conference Centre. In order to take advantage of the free tours, delegates must register early for the conference and select their preferred tours. Tours are limited and are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.
For more information on the study tours, as well as how to register and benefit from STC-13, visit www.caribbeanstc.com.