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Mar 1, 2021

Reigniting the Tourism Industry

Tourism has been the hardest hit industry when it comes to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Millions of dollars have been lost from the industry that once contributed up to forty percent of G.D.P.; some properties have had to close their doors for months on end or are on the verge of bankruptcy, while thousands of tourism workers have lost their employment.  The Minister of Tourism spoke about consultations with both the public and private sector and a task force to help reignite the industry.

 

Anthony Mahler

Anthony Mahler, Minister of Tourism & Diaspora Relations

“We have created out of those meetings is a tourism stabilization and recovery document that will be presented to cabinet sometime next week or the week after and it covers everything from airline development, marketing, training, looking at Belize as a competitive destination, the legislation that drive tourism, some stimulus plans and how just overall that we can put together the pieces that we can build tourism on our way back to one point five, one point six million in arrivals when you combine overnight and cruise.”


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