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Dec 7, 2017

Reyneldo Guerrero Leads B.T.I.A.

The Belize Tourism Industry Association held its thirty-second annual general meeting today at the Radisson where a new executive was elected. Reyneldo Guerrero is the new President of the B.T.I.A.  Also on the agenda was the recently approved strategic plan to devise an action plan to meet the many targets therein to promote responsible tourism development. But that goal is not without challenge. Outgoing President Osmany Salas served in that capacity for three years and in that time, he says that the association is positioned to expand its role and function, as well as its membership. He shared with News Five the strategy plan up to 2020.

 

Osmany Salas

Osmany Salas, Immediate Past President, B.T.I.A.

“It speaks about how we wish to strengthen our role, our position, our function; double down on advocacy. We are the responsible tourism development watchdog for the country and we must continue to play that role; market Belize, market our members to the world, etc. I referred to several challenges that we’ve faced both as a country and as an organization. And yes we know that the fiscal challenges we face, the burdensome debt that we have is a lot to deal with as a nation. And we recognize that our industry is the major industry at this time; even the prime minister referred to it that this industry that will help keep Belize afloat. So as an association we have to be very alert.”

 

According to Salas, several initiatives will be launched in 2018 to attract travelers to Belize to further boost the economy. 

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