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GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE ANNOUNCES COMMITMENT TO LEGISLATE INDEFINITE MORATORIUM ON OFFSHORE OIL IN BELIZEAN WATERS

GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE ANNOUNCES COMMITMENT TO LEGISLATE INDEFINITE MORATORIUM ON OFFSHORE OIL IN BELIZEAN WATERS

18th August, 2017 – Belmopan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Right Honorable Prime Minister Dean Barrow officially announced in the House of Representatives today his administration’s commitment and plan to legislate an indefinite moratorium on offshore oil…

Negative Impacts on the Tourism Industry due to the Departure Tax Increase

Negative Impacts on the Tourism Industry due to the Departure Tax Increase

PRESS RELEASE Belize City, Belize – 9th August 2017 NEGATIVE IMPACTS ON THE TOURISM INDUSTRY DUE TO THE DEPARTURE TAX INCREASE The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) hereby expresses its solidarity with its long standing member…

Press Release: BTIA Hosts 32nd Bi-Annual General Meeting

Press Release: BTIA Hosts 32nd Bi-Annual General Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BELIZE CITY, BELIZE JULY 12th, 2017 BTIA HOSTS 32nd BI-ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING On July 6, 2017 the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) hosted its 32nd Bi- Annual General Meeting at the George Price…

BTIA’s POSITION: PAPER GOB’S PROPOSED REVENUE MEASURES AND THEIR TOURISM IMPACTS

BTIA’s POSITION: PAPER GOB’S PROPOSED REVENUE MEASURES AND THEIR TOURISM IMPACTS

PREAMBLE As part of what it calls “measured consolidation”, the Government of Belize has proposed the following revenue measures: 1) require all statutory boards to contribute 10% of their 2017/18 income to the Consolidated Revenue…

BTIA’S POSITION PAPER: GLYPHOSATE AND ITS IMPACTS ON HUMANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

BTIA’S POSITION PAPER: GLYPHOSATE AND ITS IMPACTS ON HUMANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

PREAMBLE The chemical compound Glyphosate (the key ingredient in Roundup) is the number one pesticide used to eradicate weeds in farms in Belize and worldwide. The World Health Organization’s IARC (International Agency for Research on…

Digital and Social Media Marketing Workshop for Multi-Destination Tourism Packages

Digital and Social Media Marketing Workshop for Multi-Destination Tourism Packages

The Central American Tourism Agency (CATA) invites the BTIA and its members to participate in its Digital and Social Media Marketing Workshop for Multi-Destination Tourism Packages to be held in San Jose, Costa Rica on…

BTIA Meets with Airbnb Representatives

BTIA Meets with Airbnb Representatives

On May 11th, 2017, BTIA representatives held a meeting with two Airbnb officials, Mr. Shawn Sullivan and Mr. Carlos Munoz, who are responsible for Airbnb’s public policy division for Latin America and the Caribbean.  BTB’s…

Savor Your Belize Experience at BETEX 2017

Savor Your Belize Experience at BETEX 2017

The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) in partnership with the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and other key tourism stakeholders hosted Belize’s only international trade exhibition, the 12th Belize Tourism Expo (BETEX) at the SCA Multipurpose…

POSITION PAPER – GOB’S PROPOSED REVENUE MEASURES AND THEIR TOURISM IMPACTS

POSITION PAPER – GOB’S PROPOSED REVENUE MEASURES AND THEIR TOURISM IMPACTS

PREAMBLE As part of what it calls “measured consolidation”, the Government of Belize has proposed the following revenue measures: 1) require all statutory boards to contribute 10% of their 2017/18 income to the Consolidated Revenue…

BTIA Holds Special Meeting to Discuss the Crime Situation in Tourist Destinations

BTIA Holds Special Meeting to Discuss the Crime Situation in Tourist Destinations

PRESS RELEASE Belize City, Belize – 13th February 2017. On the 10 February 2017, the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) held a special meeting at its Belize City office to discuss the crime situation in…