Guyana featured among top travel destinations on NBC’s ‘Today Show’

Jan 04, 2020    News

The majestic Kaieteur Falls, beautiful beaches and its close cultural ties to the Caribbean are among some of the breathtaking features that have landed Guyana among the top travel destinations for 2020.

The Majestic Kaieteur Falls

For that, this small oil-producing nation was yesterday featured on a segment of U.S. television network NBC’s ‘Today Show’ during which Mark Ellwood, contributing editor for Conde Nast Traveler, revealed a list of top travel destinations to explore.     

Ellwood described Guyana as a wonderful place to go. He said, “You look on the map, you will see it is just in the northern part of South America. But I would encourage you to think of it as a bonus Caribbean country, because culturally it is much more connected to places such as Trinidad and Tobago. It has beautiful beaches, really diverse ethnic heritage and brilliant Chinese food.”

As a video of the Kaieteur Falls was pulled up for viewers, Ellwood exclaimed, “Look at that waterfall!” He continued, “One of the tallest single drop waterfalls in the world…you have got an Amazon rainforest, lots of new direct flights from New York. Very affordable family destinations, you are not going to spend more than 200 bucks a night.

UK’s Telegraph has named Guyana as its number one country to visit out of a list of 20.

The media entity said that “at a time when “over-tourism” is becoming overbearing, remote, underrated Guyana is a rarity more precious than gold. In a world so connected, it’s hard to imagine there are places still under the radar. But Guyana a tangled mass of pristine rainforest on South America’s north-eastern tip, is one of the few spots on scratch maps likely to have its shiny foil intact.”

“Four centuries after Walter Raleigh came here looking for the fabled “Lost City of El Dorado”; prospectors have struck gold in the form of offshore oil. Extraction is due to start in 2020, potentially catapulting the continent’s only English-speaking country from rags to riches, but this stalwart of sustainability is determined to keep its true treasures safe,” the article added.

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  • kamtanblog  On 01/05/2020 at 12:46 am

    How safe are tourists in GT ?
    How easy/safely to travel internally ?
    How affordable is accommodation in
    these resorts comparison Caribbean
    Also external flights are “overpriced” with
    monopolies operating.

    More questions than answers am afraid.

    Carribean islands 🌴 much better proposition
    for most n/American Eu tourists.

    In my opinion


  • Clyde Duncan  On 01/06/2020 at 8:10 pm

    • kamtanblog  On 01/06/2020 at 10:48 pm

      $200usd a night accommodation !
      R U serious ?

      Overpriced and overrated

      Sorry carribean islands much more accessible/affordable ..

  • Clyde Duncan  On 01/08/2020 at 3:44 am

    Kennedy questioned: I would like to know where in Guyana you can stay with a family for US$200.00 a night?

    This article is not accurate in anyway. To get to the Kaieteur falls, flight alone cost over US$350.

    • kamtanblog  On 01/08/2020 at 5:58 am

      Rip off Guyana.
      Maybe EasyJet should enter market.

      Few days time I fly out uk
      Lgw – Agp Malaga £34 return…booked
      30 days ago online. Already checked in.

      Feb I fly out again
      Lgw – Mal malpensa italy £29 return..
      Live 7 minutes from lgw Gatwick.
      2-1/2 hour flight.

      As for accommodation can book most
      cities in EU for €19 night. on line….no cancellation fee.

      It is 2020 …
      The few in Guyana gets richer off the many.
      That has to change …sooner the better for
      all honest/hardworking Guyanese.

      Kamtan 🇬🇧🇬🇾🇪🇸🇬🇧👽

  • Trevor  On 01/08/2020 at 7:58 am

    This is the White man way of saying that they can come here to steal the oil, while yelling at Indo-Guyanese assuming that they are from Arabia, and writing racist anti-Black slurs of genocide with the Trump fans.

    Wait and see the hundreds of thousands of American “expats” coming here after shooting up a church or mosque and writing racist comments on Breitbart.

  • DERECK WOLFE  On 07/29/2021 at 3:58 pm

    city and communities too shabby

  • DERECK WOLFE  On 07/29/2021 at 4:01 pm

    take care of your crimes i’m afraid to walk there

  • wally n  On 07/29/2021 at 7:49 pm

    Anyone visiting a country and is unfamiliar, is a possible victim for professional criminals, they can read you coming one mile away. A few years back my friend picked up an exec. from the US, took her to the hotel (Pegasus) told don’t leave under any circumstance, Next morning he got a call from the manager, the client was robbed, while jogging early in the morning. She told him, the people were so friendly, so helpful, the clerk told her it was safe. Upside a few people saw the attack, beat the crap out of the guy, returned her belongings, she left the next day. The truth is, there are far more good Guyanese than bad ones, still have to watch your step.
    Recently went to San Salvador, was booked on a early morning bus tour, while drinking at the bar in the afternoon, we saw the bus returning from a tour, first people our two soldiers with machine guns. I asked the waiter what happened, nothing he said, they protect the passengers from kidnapping. By the way all the passengers were “white” I told my son, just count me out, I will pick up a post card.
    Guyana is nowhere close to that, and I am sure it has much more to offer. Safety and Security, requires a whole lot of perception, a major responsibility for the Government.

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