Belize Tourism Industry Association Holds Successful 29th Bi-Annual General Meeting

Thursday, July 10, 2014, Belize City, Belize – The Belize Tourism Industry Association held its 29th Bi-Annual General Meeting on July 9, 2014 at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza.

BTIA members, dignitaries, industry partners and invited guests, were all part of another successful event held by the Association under the theme, “Promoting Sustainable Development in the Tourism Industry of Belize.” The meeting recapped the progress of the BTIA throughout the past six months, as well as highlight several issues currently affecting the industry.

BTIA President – Herbert Haylock, noted … “There is a lot to get done, to get into and to accomplish for your Association.  Our plate is full, but we have room for more.  We need everyone on board.  Everyone!  Fully committed and fully engaged!  He continued further, stating…”There is need for greater order in our tiny country.  We lack discipline, we lack willingness, we lack a truly shared vision embraced by both public and private sectors.”

The guest speaker – Mr. Guido Bauer, CEO of Green Globe – an international company that provides certification for the sustainable operations and management of travel and tourism companies and their related supplier businesses, enlightened the audience on the importance and promotion of sustainable growth.  As a developing destination, Belize must ensure to protect its natural, cultural and social resources to safeguard its unique visitor experience. He stressed the importance of improving the daily operations of the private sector to ensure further advancement in the status of our country as a noted leading sustainable destination.

Following the meeting, Mr. Bauer hosted a seminar focused on sharing the benefits of becoming a Green Globe member. Participants were able to network with local Green Globe members and share their interest on promoting sustainable tourism practices. The seminar participants were also able to see a live presentation by the Police and k-9 unit on safety and security. The live presentation was a hit with the audience as the unit’s role in ensuring a safe and secure environment for visitors and the nation were showcased.

The BTIA takes this opportunity to thank all persons who assisted in making this event a success; the BTIA Secretariat, the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza and most importantly, our Association sponsors: the Atlantic Group of Companies, Tropic Air and the Development Finance Corporation.

Herbert Haylock
Belize Tourism Industry Association

Tel: 227-1144

Top Places to Stay in Belize

Belize Tour Companies and Travel Agents

Belize Real Estate Opportunities

February 23, 2018

How to Go to Belize Using Credit Card Rewards

Did you know that it’s simple to craft a great Belize vacation on points and miles? If you’ve been wanting...
Read More
February 22, 2018

Found: A New Species of Shark

For decades, scientists thought that all bigeye sixgill sharks, named for their distinct number of gills (most sharks only have...
Read More
February 22, 2018

7 English-speaking and picture-perfect spots for retirement

Don't put the kibosh on your dreams of a beachside retirement in an exotic locale. Retiring to a foreign country...
Read More
February 22, 2018

This Is What Everyone Is Doing For Spring Break This Year—and We’re Fully On Board With It

When it comes to vacation, are you Team Beach-Chair-and-Chill or Team Adventure? Read more:
Read More
February 22, 2018

Caye Caulker Becoming a Top Tourist Destination in Belize

Caye Caulker is changing. There are lots of new things going on, but life on the island still runs at...
Read More
February 22, 2018

Eco-tourism in Belize & Caves Branch Jungle Lodge

Tourism has come a long way since Thomas Cook first began printing railway timetables over a century ago. Read more:...
Read More
February 21, 2018

Ft. Lauderdale to Belize City $179 Round-Trip, Nonstop on Southwest, April & May

Fly nonstop from Fort Lauderdale to Belize City for $179 round-trip on Southwest. Read more:
Read More
February 20, 2018

Teds Travel – The wonders of Belize

Teds Travels – The wonders of Belize Anyone who doesn’t know about Belize finds the travel destination fascinating. Read more:...
Read More
February 20, 2018

Belize contributes to ‘Dollar for the Caribbean Relief Fund’

BELIZE CITY, Belize (CMC) — The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) has collaborated with tourism industry stakeholders in raising US$59,934 as...
Read More
1 2 3 12




Leave a Comment


Welcome! Login in to your account

Remember me Lost your password?

Don't have account. Register

Lost Password


Please support the site
By clicking any of these buttons you help our site to get better