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Oct 16, 2020

A Safe Corridor for Tourists Traveling Across the Country

Karen Bevans

Back to today’s press conference, Belizeans returning to the country will no longer require authorization to move about to other destinations internally.  Likewise, feedback from visitors about the restrictive nature of their hotel stay due to quarantining has prompted tourism officials to reconsider their approach to the existing gold standard certification.  Along with that programme in place, the Belize Tourism Board is also introducing another initiative known as the safe corridor which will allow for visitors to travel to other destinations to experience Belize’s many attractions.  Director of Tourism, Karen Bevans says that there are as many as two hundred hotels that have been approved for the certification, while the number of tour operators who have applied is also growing.

 

Karen Bevans, Director of Tourism

“The relaxations in the restrictions are of course great news to the tourism industry.  But while that is great news we also want to be mindful of the fact that persons traveling but the consideration on safety or the fact that safety is their number one consideration in choosing a destination.  With that said then, moving forward we plan to expand the safe corridor to include all tourism gold standard certification business within the tourism industry.  As you are aware, we already have the gold standard program for our hotels and tour operators and to date we have received around three hundred applications from hotels with two hundred being approved and uploaded to our website already and tour operators applications we received one hundred and seventy-five with one hundred and forty being approved and uploaded on the website.”


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