The BTIA a broad-based tourism umbrella organization that seeks to bring together tourism related interests to meet the challenges of a dynamic and growing tourism industry in Belize.

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June 2017

The BTIA proudly sits as leading member of the Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage to preserve and protect the integrity of the Belize Barrier Reef System.  The Coalition has engage in various campaigns to promote our goals and demand actions be taken by the Government of Belize. Various campaigns: The People’s Referendum Moratorium to prevent offshore oil exploration Consultation Sessions with stakeholders Press releases

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 Cancer) classified glyphosate as a probable carcinogen in 2015. The Pesticide Action Network International (PAN) issued a comprehensive report in 2016 stating several long term and chronic effects on the environment, humans and animals worldwide due to the high usage of glyphosate. The alarming conclusions from international