June 28, 2013

Expression of Interest Diversification of Community Based Tourism Products and Services Under the “Making Tourism Benefit Communities Adjacent to Archaeological Sites” Project



The Government of Belize has received counterpart funding from the European Union via the Belize Rural Development Program II (BRDP II) to finance a project entitled “Making Tourism Benefit Communities Adjacent to Archaeological Sites:” Co-financing for the project is being provided by the Government of Belize through the Ministry of Tourism and Culture represented by the Belize Tourism Board and the National Institute of Culture and History. The project is being implemented by the Belize Tourism Board and the National Institute of Culture and History through a Project Execution Unit housed at the Belize Tourism Board offices.  The objectives of the project are:

  • ·         To improve economic opportunities in rural communities and contribute to the reduction of poverty;
  • ·         To enhance the tourism experience through improvements in tourism infrastructure and services at selected sites.

The project intends to achieve three main sets of results:

Caribbean Export to deliver ProNET Training

Bridgetown, Barbados, June 13, 2013  Caribbean Export in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) offers ProNET training to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across the Caribbean region. Between June 18 – 21, 2013,  Caribbean Export in collaboration with the Ministry of Financial Services will be delivering ProNET workshops in Nassau, the Bahamas for the first time.

ProNET is a training programme for SME owners who want to grow their businesses and become more competitive.  SMEs are defined as enterprises with more than 5 but less than 25 employees.  The programme is currently designed for manu­facturing enterprises, with plans to expand to firms in the services sector. Continue reading “Caribbean Export to deliver ProNET Training”

Hotel Association holds annual general meeting

Hotel Association holds annual general meeting

Hoteliers from across the country converged on the Old Capital this morning for the annual general meeting of the Belize Hotel Association.  The conference comes on the heels of a significant upturn in overnight arrivals during the first quarter of 2013.  The overnight sector is the biggest revenue generator in the tourism industry.  While the achievement is being celebrated by stakeholders across the business, there are concerns that crime remains a deterrent.  Additionally, growth in cruise tourism arrivals is forcing all involved to take a serious look at environmental awareness, since the numbers reflect an influx that is greater than the population of the entire country. Continue reading “Hotel Association holds annual general meeting”

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