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Unlicensed Tour Guides Warned by BTB

People who are posing as tour guides and do not have certification from the Belize Tourism Board can also face penalties if they are caught operating or conducting tours.  Today [...]

Should Restaurants Expect Visitors to Show Proof of Vaccination?

While on Open Your Eyes, the Director of the Belize Tourist Board, Evan Tillett said bringing visitors back remains the big challenge. He says vaccination remains key, and the sector’s [...]

Safeguarding Belize: San Pedro Tour Guides Attend COVID Safety Workshop

In related news, the BTB’s Enhanced Health and Safety Training for Tour Guides took place last week in San Pedro. Held in conjunction with the San Pedro Tour Guide Association [...]

A New Cruise Ship Calls to Port in Belize

Belize welcomed the Independence of the Seas, a new cruise ship under Royal Caribbean International which called to port in the Jewel today.  This is the cruise line’s first call [...]

Ian Anderson’s Caves Branch Goes Vaccinated-Only

Tourism stalwart Ian Anderson has taken a strong stance against COVID-19 by announcing his Caves Branch adventure resort will only accept reservations from fully vaccinated guests beginning October first. Anderson [...]

Bus Companies Tighten Up on Mask Rules

The majority of bus lines across the country are becoming more proactive in their fight against Covid-19. Effective Monday, passengers will be prohibited from eating and drinking on buses. President [...]

Bus Operators Support Vaccine Mandate

We also asked President Shaw if the Association has a position on the October first vaccine mandate, which will require commuters to show their vaccine passes before entering any public [...]

US Labels Belize Level 4 Travel Warning

Belize is among ten countries that received the highest travel warning, a Level Four, from the U.S. Government.  The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department [...]

Belize, Haiti, and St. Lucia Talk Tourism

Countries across the world have been working to bring back their tourism industries in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the nation of Haiti, the pandemic has not been [...]

Tourism Minister on Balancing Public Safety and Tourism

When we caught up with the Minister of Tourism today we asked him about those COVID-19 restrictions that are not so tourism-friendly.  Business owners, particularly restaurateurs, have been complaining about [...]

Morales Peyrefitte Writes D.O.E. for Stake Bank’s E.C.P.

A letter has been sent to Chief Environmental Officer Martin Alegria requesting access to several documents regarding the Environmental Compliance Plan for the Stake Bank project.  Viewers may recall that [...]

There’s a Dire Need for a Mainland Cruise Facility

Developer David Gegg, who has been in the tourism industry for almost forty years, also addressed the need for a cruise facility to be constructed on the mainland.  Aside from [...]

Hotel Room Cancellations in Caye Caulker

The COVID cluster that surfaced in Caye Caulker over the weekend has already begun to have a negative impact on tourism. Today, President of the Belize Hotel Association, Alina Saldivar, [...]

BHA Members Marketing Properties for When COVID Subsides

Saldivar says that despite the sluggish season, and also because of it, the Belize Hotel Association is aggressively marketing its members’ hotels and guest houses so that when the current [...]

Norwegian Gem Cruise Ship Adheres to All Safety Protocols

The first cruise ship docked at Harvest Caye today. The Norwegian Gem has over one thousand four hundred passengers and passed all necessary COVID and other safety guidelines.   John [...]

Belize to Now Require ALL Visitors to Present Negative COVID Tests

Earlier this week, one of the concerns among tour operators over the new COVID requirements was that only unvaccinated persons entering Belize were required to provide a negative COVID test [...]

Police Tell Altun Ha Vendors to Get Vaccinated

This morning, vendors at Altun Ha told us that the police were there issuing warning to everyone who has booths at the site that come Monday, anyone who is not [...]

Tourism C.E.O.: Vaccination Required, Negative Tests Not Accepted for Tourism Workers

While more than eighty percent of tourism stakeholders have taken their COVID vaccinations, some of them, along with those remaining unvaccinated have voiced concerns over what they feel are privileges [...]

Duane Moody: Belizean Traveller in Cayo

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a visitor in your own country? Well one of News Five’s own reporters was chosen for Belize Tourism Board’s Belizean [...]

More Questions than Answers for Stake Bank Caye

Stake Bank and the Port of Magical Belize will face off in the Supreme Court on September thirtieth, following leave being granted earlier this week for Port Coral to file [...]

One Ship a Week, Cruise Tourism Slow to Rebound

Cruise tourism is slowly making a comeback since reopening on July seventh with only one ship visiting per week. With ships traveling at around sixty percent capacity and not all [...]

Frontier Flights from P.G.I.A. to Denver and Orlando

There is good news today for Belize’s tourism industry which was all but decimated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tourist arrivals are up and Frontier Airlines will soon be offering direct [...]

Maya Sites Images Back on B.T.B. Website

Images of Mayan archaeological sites that Belize Tourism Board removed from its website a couple of weeks ago have been put back up.  Chairman Tillett explained that the initial decision [...]

Tourism Rebounding in Caye Caulker

La Isla Cariñosa may have taken a hit from COVID-19, but the island is rebounding fast. Today, News Five checked out the tourist action that is bringing back the economic [...]

The Carnival Vista Docks in Belize City

It may have been just one ship, but today, after eighteen months of no visitors, the Fort Street Tourism Village was buzzing with activity. News Five’s Duane Moody was back [...]