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Electric Buses Coming to Belize City by June

During an interview with Mayor Bernard Wagner today, he also gave an update on a project to introduce electric buses and taxis to the public transportation system in Belize City. [...]

CNN Travel: Belize among the Best Destinations to Visit in 2023

Despite the “black eye,” associated with the tragedy, last week, C.N.N. Travel listed Belize among the top twenty-three destinations to visit this year. It speaks to the ease of travelling [...]

B.T.I.A. Holds Its 37th Annual General Meeting

The thirty-seventh annual general meeting of the Belize Tourism Industry Association was held at the Biltmore Plaza Hotel today. It was an event used to reflect on the accomplishments, as [...]

No Travel Restrictions on Countries Reporting Massive Spikes in COVID Infections

As we said, several countries are reporting a spike in COVID-19 infections. Over the last seven days, the U.K. has reported more than seventy-thousand new cases. In China, more than [...]

New Buses to be Introduced at the Top of the New Year

Minister of Transportation Rodwell Ferguson provided a brief update on the public transportation industry, in light of changes that will come into effect with respect of an upgrade to fleets [...]

Misty Michael Sues B.T.B. and Wins

The Belize Tourism Board has to shell out over two hundred thousand dollars in another wrongful termination case, this one brought by former director Misty Michael who was dismissed shortly [...]

Direct Flight From Belize to Honduras Via Tropic Air

There are over fifty thousand people in Belize with ties to Honduras, according to Anthony Mahler, the Minister of Tourism. So, Honduras is a natural market for the airline industry. [...]

G.O.B. Strengthens Vehicle Fleet for First Responders and Highway Patrol

The usage of GPS tracking devices on government vehicles has been introduced as a means of gathering sensitive data from municipal bodies, as well as the Department of Transport.  On [...]

Minister of Transport Reacts to Bus Operators’ Letter to U.N.D.P.

The bus operators have made clear their gripe that the government would be getting a grant of three electric buses from the United Nations Development Program, U.N.D.P. They raised their [...]

B.T.B.’s Hotel Amnesty Program for Unlicensed Tourist Accommodations

A new law has come into effect giving unlicensed tourist accommodation properties the opportunity to register with B.T.B. and have all their outstanding taxes cancelled. While tourist accommodations are obligated [...]

Hotel Amnesty Program Expires End of October

In the normal course, these tourist properties would be required to pay their arrears and penalties upon registration. Director of Quality Management and Capacity Development, Abil Castaneda encourages these property [...]

Inaugural Elevate Training Expo Hosted by B.T.B.

Over two hundred tourism service providers are participating in the first annual Elevate Training Expo being hosted by the Belize Tourism Board in Belize City. The expo is providing tourism [...]

Belize to Introduce Tiered Approach to Public Transportation

The Department of Transport in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank is seeking to modernize the country’s public transportation system.  Currently, the program is in its information dissemination phase. Members [...]

Modernization of Transport System to Take a Phased Approach

According to Trudy Joseph, the Administration and Procurement Officer, the modernization program will be rolled out in phased. She noted that significant these significant changes to the transport system will [...]

Minister of Transport Says New Bus Fleets Must Be Improved, Not New

Bus operators who are engaged in discussions with the Ministry of Transport have put forward their concerns as it relates to meeting the demands of the ministry. These include the [...]

G.O.B. Confiscates Cuban Vessel, Following Removal Order

The Cuban vessel that reportedly drifted to Belize last week is now the property of the Government of Belize, following an application by the Immigration Department for the forfeiture of [...]

C.E.O. for Tourism: Monkeypox Not an Issue for Belize Yet

The U.S., on Thursday, declared monkeypox a public health emergency after the virus was found to be spreading from state to state. But although about eighty percent of Belize’s tourists [...]

Mayor Says Streets are Still on the Council’s Priority List

Aside from the regular street repairs, there has not been large scale resurfacing of streets in Belize City lately.  The Belize City Council has invested in the repair of well [...]

Subsidy for Bus Operators Will Be Reviewed if Fuel Price Hikes Continue

It’s been a couple of months since bus operators started to receive their fuel subsidy to stay afloat in the transportation industry. The government’s hope was that six months would [...]

PM Briceño Attends IX Summit of the Americas in California

Prime Minister John Briceño departed the country on Tuesday, June seventh to Los Angeles, California, to attend the Ninth Summit of the Americas from June eighth to the tenth. The [...]


And while Belizeans will get an opportunity to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Belmopan, Dame Froyla Tzalam, the Governor General of Belize, is in London for a weekend of [...]

B.T.B. Official: C.D.C.’s Classification of Belize As “High Risk” Destination Is Reality

As we reported on Thursday, Belize has been classified as a “high” risk category destination for travelers by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The classification for [...]

Belize’s High Risk COVID Status Has Not Resulted in Tourism Cancellations

Castaneda says that despite the “high risk” classification that Belize has received, it has not and hopefully will not negatively impact our tourism arrivals.   Abil Castaneda, Director of Cruise, [...]

Belize Classified As High Risk Destination for Travellers

Belize has been classified as a “high” risk category destination for travelers by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Monday, the C.D.C. announced that Belize, along [...]

Belize Tourism Board Hosts BOOM Forum

Building On Our Momentum, it’s a one-day forum that was hosted by the Belize Tourism Board today to highlight major achievements and opportunities, as well as the future outlook for [...]