Day: September 8, 2020

Guyana Launches Online SAVE Guide for Eco-Travelers

The Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) has launched a digital SAVE Travel Guide designed for scientific, academic, volunteer, educational and sustainability-oriented travelers, as the agency continues initiatives to promote the South American nation as a growing ecotourism destination.

a large waterfall over a body of water: Kaieteur Falls Guyana

© Guyana Tourism Authority
Kaieteur Falls Guyana

The digital Guide is designed to connect “responsible” travelers with partnering tour operators and lodges to offer “tailored trips focused on personal growth, scientific research, contributing to the positive developments in society, and/or gaining knowledge or academic credit in Guyana’s rainforest and savannah regions,” said GTA in a statement.

The online Guide is also intended to “foster the development of increased SAVE travel experiences to Guyana’s lesser-visited areas and increase visitation to more popular tourism areas during ‘off-peak’ or rainy seasons” and “raise awareness and market demand in Guyana’s key source markets,” including North America.

Travel focused on the scientific, academic, volunteer and educational (“SAVE”) segments

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Agritourism formulated in Iran – Tehran Times

TEHRAN – The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts has declared new guidelines and instructions to launch agritourism in the country.

Agritourism is a relatively new branch of the travel industry in which tourists stay with local people in rural areas. Farm/ranch recreation refers to activities conducted on private agricultural lands, which might include fee-hunting and fishing, overnight stays, educational activities, etc.

Required permits are granted for the tourism sectors in 31 Iranian provinces, however, there are still some issues and obstacles, a tourism official has said.

Online workshops on agritourism will be held in the near future and then according to the ministry’s instructions farmers and ranchers can accept tourists and use its benefits, Leila Azhdari said on Sunday, ILNA reported.

Back in June, deputy tourism chief Vali Teymouri announced that permits would be granted to eligible tour operators to launch their agritourism businesses, aiming to set certain

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