The Annual Tourism Industry Conference
On October 19th, 2018 the Belize Tourism Board’s Annual Tourism Industry Conference was held at the Princess Hotel and Casino. Information hungry stake holders gathered to listen to industry experts from around the world. The talks and panels were all incredibly interesting. The subject of wellness travel, sustainable tourism and birding were among some of the interesting dialogs of the day.
The 16th National Tourism Awards Gala
On the 20th of October 2018, the 16th National Tourism Awards Gala Event was held at Caribbean Motors on the Philip Goldson Highway. The hard work and dedication made over the past year by local industry partners is celebrated on this night. The BTB acknowledged tourism professionals in the areas of Front Line Personnel, Hospitality Award, Hotel of the Year, Small Accommodations of the Year, Tour Guide of the Year, Tour Operator of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, Tour Guide Association of the Year, Major Festival/Event of the Year, Tourism Site of the Year, Top Performing Hotel, the Minister’s Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award. The theme of the night was “Celebrating Excellence”. A beautiful setting by party planners Confetti made for the perfect evening.
This year’s winners are as follows:
In addition, the Minister’s Award went to IIsa Villanueva from Placencia Village, while the Lifetime Achievement Award went to Ian and Ella Anderson of Ian Anderson’s Caves Branch. The BTB would like to congratulate all the winners and nominees for the excellent work throughout the year!
All Photos Courtesy: The Belize Tourism Board
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