San Pedro BTIA Tourism Information Center Now Open!
The San Pedro Belize Tourism Industry Association Chapter (SPBTIA) inaugurated its Tourism Information Center (TIC) on Friday, April 29th. The office is located adjacent to the San Pedro House of Culture.
The information center will provide walk-in visitors with tourism-related information and services offered by SPBTIA members. The center has brochures with information on places of interest on the island and QR Codes with information about SPBTIA stakeholders. Visitors can connect with them for more information using these codes via their smartphones.
The SPBTIA Chairwoman, Tamara Sniffin acknowledged the generosity of Mirna Waight for donating the building on behalf of Sandy Point Realty. The structure was located 3.5 miles north of town and needed to be moved to its new location in town, which was accomplished with the support of Island Construction. Chairwoman Sniffin said that with the help of Mayor Gualberto ‘Wally’ Nuñez, permission was granted to place the building next to the House of Culture. The TIC is strategically placed within the Honourable Louis Sylvestre Sporting Complex, the international water terminal and the Artisan Market.
BTIA’s president, Steward Krohn, congratulated the SPBTIA and commended Chairwoman Sniffin for her leadership and her team’s hard work. President Krohn thanked the BTIA membership, the Belize Tourism Board, Atlantic Bank, and MAR Fund for contributing to the national BTIA effort from which the SPBTIA benefits.
The formalities ended with TIC committee member and chapter secretary Janet Brown giving the vote of thanks. Stewart Krohn of BTIA, Angelique Haseley, representing the BTB and Mirna Waight from Sandy Point Realty then joined Tamara Sniffin for the cutting ribbon, declaring the TIC officially open.
Mirna Waight was presented with a tile plaque displaying her name and company as the donor of the building.