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Agricultural Production is Not Meeting the Demands of the Tourism Sector

Earlier this week, a meeting was held to present the findings of an Agri-Tourism study of Ambergris Caye. The twelve-month study looked at agricultural produce that is consumed by the [...]

Belize Overnight Tourism Arrivals Surpass 500K Mark

The Belize Tourism Board today announced that for the first time in the history of Belize’s tourism industry, Belize surpassed the half-million mark in overnight arrivals last year. In 2019, [...]

B.T.I.A. Launches Theme for 21st Edition of Destination Belize

Destination Belize, the go-to magazine for potential visitors to Belize, will be launched later this year.  But today, the Belize Tourism Industry Association released a theme that intends to attract [...]

The Tourism Trends in Belize

In early November, the Belize Tourism Board released its mid-year insight into tourism performance for the Jewel. And while there are some ups and downs, the industry continues to boom. [...]

Decrease in Tourist Arrivals – is it from the Western Border Closure?

Today, the Belize Hotel Association and the Belize Bus Association called a two-man press conference.  President Ted Tejada of the B.H.A. and Thomas Shaw of the Belize Bus Association presented [...]

Guatemala Trip was Eye-Opening for B.B.A.

So, as you heard just now, the B.B.A. didn’t fully understand those moving parts in the travel industry. If you recall, they had agitated to close off the border to [...]

B.H.A. & B.B.A. Working to Remedy Border-Bus Woes

And so here they are – the B.H.A. concerned about the drop in tourist arrivals, particularly from the European market and the B.B.A. must get its act together in the [...]

Cultural Immersion Trends at the Annual Tourism Conference

Tourism numbers in the past three years have been showing double digit growth signalling that Belize is a top destination. Today, the Belize Tourism Board held a conference with the [...]

Stakeholders Meet on State of Transportation Industry

Since enacting a statutory instrument on September fourth, government, as well as stakeholders in the public transportation sector, have been monitoring developments within the industry where Guatemalan and Mexican buses [...]

S.I. on Transportation is Revised

According to AG Peyrefitte, the statutory instrument has since been amended to reflect additional changes.  The revised S.I., he says, has been forwarded to Transport Minister Edmond Castro.   Michael [...]

Innovation + Tourism Talk: Learning Tips to Expand & Grow Industry

A number of high profile strategists are taking part in Innovation and Tourism Talk, an event organized by the Belize Tourism and Industry Association.  Stakeholders involved in tourism are getting [...]


The tourism industry is a primary pillar of the economy; it creates jobs and opportunities and is a significant foreign exchange earner.  An expo was held today in Belize City [...]

B.T.B. and Partners Offer Attractive Deals to Belizeans at First Ever Belize Travel Expo

The Belize Tourism Board will be hosting the first Belize Travel Expo, called Beltravex. It is a component of its Belizean Traveller campaign which was launched in August. The campaign [...]

Belizean Traveller Campaign a Success So Far

As mentioned before, the expo is part of the Belizean Traveller campaign that was launched in August. During that launch, social media influencer Marilyn Vansen was presented as part of [...]

Carnival Cruise Lines Reps in Belize Recruiting DJs and Musicians

Representatives from Carnival Cruise Lines arrived in Belize today for a two-day recruitment exercise beginning on Tuesday at nine a.m. at the Radisson Fort George in Belize City. Manager of [...]

A New Statutory Instrument Regarding International Buses

A statutory instrument signed by Minister of Transport Edmond Castro came into effect earlier today allowing for only one regular bus run per day from each bus line entering Belize [...]

Clear The Land Calls Out Bus Operators

While the statutory instrument has been signed into effect, Castro also expressed concerns over bus operators not living up to an agreement in which they promised to upgrade their buses, [...]

An SI Comes Into Effect to Regulate Mexican and Guatemalan Buses Entering Belize

Industrial action by bus owners and taxi operators across the public transportation industry has been averted, following a late afternoon meeting with government officials in Belmopan. The sit-down began promptly [...]

BBA Says It’s Satisfied with Outcome of Transportation Meeting

Thomas Shaw, President of the Belize Bus Association, says that they are satisfied with the outcome of the meeting. And notwithstanding the challenge of conforming to standards set by their [...]

Clear The Land Weighs in on Bus Situation

Minister of Transport Edmund Castro has been involved in the negotiations with the B.B.A.  While he has championed the cause of the local tour operators, he says that the industry-wide [...]

Final decision on foreign buses on hold

Earlier this month, the Ministry of Transport reported that an agreement of sorts had been reached in respect of Mexican and Guatemalan buses transiting Belize. This came in the wake [...]

Belizean athletes competing in the CODICADER Games are snatching the medals

A contingent of Belizean athletes left Belize without fanfare and are currently in Honduras where they are competing in the U-15 CODICADER games in Tegucigalpa. The local team is taking [...]

I am a Belizean Traveller; Are You?

The Belize Tourism Board officially launched its Belizean Traveller Campaign, which encourages Belizeans to be tourists in their own country. It is a joint venture between the B.T.B. and the [...]

Mid-Year Tourism Stats Show Increase in Overnight and Cruise Ship Arrivals

The most recent figures in tourist arrivals show that more persons are choosing Belize as their holiday destination; be it as a family, a group of friends and even honeymooners. [...]

Belize Bus Association Gets a Solution; Small Compromise Made

The Belize Bus Association was able to come to an agreement with the Ministry of Transport about foreign owned buses making stops in Belize.  On Tuesday, the association met with [...]