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Press Release: Hotel and Tourist Accommodations Minimum Standards

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 enact the proposed minimum standards.

The BTIA Board of Directors is currently reviewing the proposed minimum standards and national classification system for accommodations, with input from BTIA’s ten (10) destination chapters countrywide.  A BTIA Board subcommittee was set up to coordinate this effort, with the support of the BTIA Secretariat. All members through their respective chapters are being encouraged to review the standards and offer their point of view for consideration.

BTIA will prepare a report along with recommendations which it will submit by mid-July 2016 to the BTB for consideration and incorporation into the proposed changes to the legislation related to minimum standards for Hotels and Tourist Accommodations.  BTIA anticipates tht this comprehensive dialogues will result in a National Classification System for Accommodations that will satisfy its members and will help to bring the industry to another notch in its continued development.

Our members will be informed on a weekly basis via our e-bulletins.

Submitted: 30 June 2016

Submitted by:

Belize Tourism Industry Association

#10 North Park Street
P.O. Box 62
Belize City, Belize

Office #: (501) 227-1144

Email: [email protected]