Belize attends regional tourism meeting

By on May 3, 2018

Belize at regional tourism meeting

San Ignacio, CAYO. Thursday, May 3, 2018. Belize was represented at 107th Ordinary Meeting of Central American Council of Tourism Ministers which was held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic at the end of April.

A meeting of the Central American Tourism Promotion Agency was also held simultaneously.

The Belize delegation to the April 27 to April 29 meeting was led by Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Manuel Heredia, Jr and included representatives of the Belize Tourism Board and the Belize Tourism Industry Association.

According to an official government press release, last week’s meeting dealt with the issues of intra-regional and multi-destination tourism and promotion and the alignment of the Central American region’s tourism development agenda with that of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Regional Tourism Ministers meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The official release explains that key recommendations from the joint sessions included “the facilitation of air connectivity with member countries of SICA, strengthening of tourism safety and security across the region, and promotion of tourism investment, with specific focus on Micro-, Small- and Medium Enterprises.”

The Belize Minister of Tourism, according to the official release, expressed to his colleagues at he meeting that “Tourism remains a critical development vessel for all our Central American countries. While our region remains positive in its gains within the global travel and trade market, it is clear that further engagement at the regional level in product development, resource mobilization and promotion of our tourism offer still remains as a strategic opportunity.”

That according to Minister Heredia, was the main principle reiterated and placed into action in Santo Domingo.

Belize will take over the rotating presidency of the Central American Council of Tourism Ministers in July of this year for a six months period.

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