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Jun 25, 2020

A Gold Standard for Hotels Amid Reopening of Tourism Industry

Karen Bevans

As for the hotel sector, a new programme is being introduced to certify participating businesses with a gold standard for meeting all the requirements on a nine-point checklist.  All hotels that are recognized as having met those specific conditions will be prioritized during a phased reopening of the hotel industry.

 

Karen Bevans, Director of Tourism

“Belize is implementing new protocols and guidelines for the tourism industry.  With these protocols come the launch of a tourism gold standard recognition program where stakeholders will be issued a certificate or recognition for complying with and achieving the required nine-point checklist.  The gold standard certificate of recognition is offered to enhance the overall health and safety standards by adopting new behaviors and procedures that ensure both visitors and employees are confident in the cleanliness and safety of our hotels, restaurants and tour operations.  Our hotels: New hotels and restaurant protocols have been released to the entire accommodation sector.  Introductory training sessions commenced earlier this week and hotels are now preparing to implement these protocols to enhance the health and safety of their property and their services.  The opening of hotels now will be in a phased approach and at the opening of the airport the first grouping of hotels that can be allowed to open include properties that one: have achieved the tourism gold standard certification of recognition and two: provide full service to guests.”

 

Late in the newscast we will tell you about the PCR tests.


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