Mr. Salas served as president for one and a half term. During his presidency and leadership he successfully hired a new Executive Director, reinvigorated the ten destination chapters including the reviving of the Belmopan and San Pedro Chapters, enhanced the marketing efforts of the association through new festivals, BETEX and also the re-branding and production of the Destination Belize. His focus also included the strengthening of public and private partnership most importantly with the Ministry of Tourism and the Belize Tourism board. He was also able to secure funding for the development and implementation of the association’s three Year Strategic Plan. His influential leadership was always one to be admired as he was determined to work together to influence the sustainable development of the industry – one that advanced to the contribution of tourism to ensure that our members, stakeholders and partners benefit from the enhancement of the sector. During his last year he was officially elected as Senator representing the the N.G.O Community.