Carla James, who is originates from a remote Indigenous Community called Kamarang in Region 7, Guyana, has over 15 years experience in the Travel and Tourism Industry. Ms. James, whose educational background is Computer Science, began her professional career as a Research Assistant at the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce in 2001.
Over the years, with her new found love for Tourism and a strong drive to contribute towards the development of Guyana, Ms. James was integrally involved in event planning and management, destination marketing both locally and internationally, and research and development of successful niche product and experiences in Guyana such as Birding and community tourism.
In 2017, Ms. James was appointed the Deputy Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority and is responsible for Training, Licensing, Operations and Finance. Recently, she also co-developed the 2018-2025 Living Guyana Tourism Strategic Action Plan, which is already delivering results to have Guyana recognised as a leading sustainable tourism destination globally.
Ms. James also serves as a member on the Board of the Carnegie School of Home Economics, Guyana’s leading TVET institution for the service industry and in a few short months, will be pursuing a Masters Degree in International Tourism, Planning & Management with the University of Bedfordshire.