BTIA Dangriga Elects New Chapter Board

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Belize City, Belize, August 21, 2015- The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) Dangriga Chapter held its Annual General Meeting at the Pelican Beach Resort, in Dangriga Town on August 15th, 2015. The purpose of the meeting was to update BTIA members and non-members on the goals and objectives achieved under the new leadership and the future plans of the BTIA National Secretariat.

Executive Director, John Burgos said, “our commitment as the National Secretariat is to work collaboratively with all chapters to ensure a cohesive sustainable tourism product for all, while strengthening the organization to execute its mandate.” He also provided an overview of the Associations achievements over the past six months and expressed the importance of enhancing and recruiting new members.

Past Chair, Mrs. Rosella Zabaneh spoke about the importance and positive impacts of the efforts and initiatives of the BTIA on the Stann Creek District and Southern Belize over previous years. She also extended her commitment and dedication to continue working diligently to promote and build a tourism brand for the Dangriga tourism community. The AGM also allowed for the election of a new Chairperson and Board, the BTIA National Secretariat welcomes the newly elected Board which comprises of: Chairlady- Rosella Zabaneh of Blue Marlin Beach Resort; Vice Chair- Chad Usher of Chaleanor Hotel, Treasurer- Rebecca Rath of Pelican Beach Resorts, Secretary- Carlene Sanchez of Bone Fish Hotel, Director- Beverly Marin- Individual Member and Director- Carlos Sharp of Coco Plum Island Resort.

Mrs. Zabaneh said “This new Board will work diligently with the national board to ensure that a strategic plan is created and executed to promote the development of Dangriga as a well-rounded tourist destination.”

Leading up to the AGM, a Customer Service Presentation was facilitated by Mr. Raineldo Guerrero, Chairman of the Belize Institute of Management (BIM). A total of thirty-five members from both the BTIA Hopkins and Dangriga Chapters welcome the opportunity to participate by attending the free presentation sponsored by the BTIA National Secretariat. All members present were able to positively interact as they were informed about the core importance of service excellence and its responsibilities for all staff.

We express our sincere gratitude to everyone who made an effort to attend this important meeting that has launched a new foundation for the bright future of the Dangriga Tourism Community.  We remain positive that with new partnerships and collaborative efforts locally and regionally, all Destination Chapters will exceed all expectations within the tourism industry in Belize.

Talia Tillett

Membership Officer

Belize Tourism Industry Association

Tel: 227-1144