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October 2017

In December 2015, the BTIA held a Sargassum Forum with invited guests from Quintana Roo, Mexico, the Caribbean and Belize to present research information and solutions to address sargassum influx in coastal areas.  The forum yielded an official report with valuable information which was presented to the Government of Belize.  As a result, the Government of Belize through the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation created the Sargassum Task Force to develop a national master plan to address the influx

BTIA vs Department of the Environment (DOE) and Belize Island Holdings Ltd. (BIHL) In support of the BTIA membership in Placencia in addressing concerns about the development of a cruise port on Harvest Caye and the negative socioeconomic impacts on the peninsula and its population, lead the BTIA to conduct a judicial review of the project via the Supreme Court of Belize.  The main focus of the Supreme Court case of the BTIA vs Department of the Environment and Belize Island

Press Release:  The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) is currently conducting a comprehensive review of the improvements to the minimum standards for Hotels and Tourist Accommodations in Belize that are being proposed by the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) as set out in Act (No. 12 of 1997).The BTB is in the process of conducting destination visits regarding the National Classification System for Accommodations. The intention is to have new legislation in place by the end of 2016 or early 2017 to