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BSCP Newletter Volume 1, Issue 2

Invest Belize DVD


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The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) unveiled its Invest Belize Video on the 28th of October, 2013 at the ITVET building, upper flat conference room. In collaboration with Compete Caribbean, the mandate has been to ensure that the rich offerings of Belize are showcased in a manner that truly promotes and further develops the Belizean economy; whilst attracting competent investors. Belize is no longer Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret, as efforts made have paved the way forward to ensure that the Natural Niche Belize effortlessly is highlighted as BELTRAIDE remains the pioneer in this venture.

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Sectors that have seen steady upswing include medical tourism, agri-business and energy. In addition, the service sector in Belize has seen impressive and measurable growth rate of 80%, particularly in the BPO sector. These sectors provide gainful employment for countless Belizeans across the length and breathe of this nation. Apart from the presentation of the Invest Belize Video, CEO Mr. Michael Singh will be keynote speaker addressing the way forward in terms of outlining the objectives and significance of the video.

To see the video, please visit our YouTube page by clicking the link below:

 

Belize Medical Tourism Forum


BELTRAIDE invites key stakeholders in the medical and tourism sectors to the 1st Belize Medical Tourism Forum which will be held at the ITVET on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 8:30am – 1:00pm. At this forum, international speakers will share their experience about (1) Fiscal Incentives for Medical Tourism Projects, (2) Quality and International Accreditation, (3) Insurance and Medical Tourism: Challenge and Opportunities and (4) Tourism and Health: the Importance of Emergency Response. Your presence will be greatly appreciated. Come and be a part of this forum.
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Medical Tourism Becoming a Reality in Belize


PRESS RELEASE

Medical Tourism Becoming a Reality in Belize

September 3, 2012- Belize has once again pioneered another gateway to attracting more visitors and investors to our country, which is, through the emergence of ‘Medical Tourism’. Under BELTRAIDE’s Compete Caribbean Project, component two (2) entails the identification of two priority sectors for investment. One of the identified priority sectors is Medical Tourism. There is certainly great potential for this industry to boom and create employment for Belize, whilst increasing its Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

In early August 2012, a workshop on Medical Tourism was coordinated, with the objective to create awareness of the new industry and to determine the receptiveness of Belize’s stakeholders. The workshop was held at the George Price Center in the City of Belmopan and stakeholders from both the medical and tourism industries participated in the event. It was considered an information sharing session which allowed stakeholders the opportunity to voice their opinion on the idea of Medical Tourism.

As a follow up to the first workshop, a second Medical Tourism workshop will be held at the House of Culture in Belize City, on Friday, September 7, 2012, from 8:30a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Continue reading “Medical Tourism Becoming a Reality in Belize”

PART II: MEDICAL TOURISM WORKSHOP


 

 

 

 

 

 

Greetings from The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE)!!

You are cordially invited to the “Second Medical Tourism Workshop” to be held at the House of Culture in Belize City, on September 7, 2012, from 8:30a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

You are encouraged to confirm your participation with us by the 4th of September 2012 .  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Belize’s Path to Medical Tourism



Attendee/Author:  Ann Kuffner

There’s been considerable buzz about whether Belize is ready to dip a toe into the field of medical tourism. Tourism is the major source of revenue for this small country. Medical tourism could provide a significant boost in revenue for the country. But medical tourism is rife with potential pitfalls.  Recently the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (Beltraide) initiated the first step in this process. They held their first public workshop on August 3rd.  It was held at the George Price Center, in Belmopan.

The IADB hired a medical tourism expert to lay the groundwork to develop Belize’s sustainable medical tourism plan.  Their Costa Rican consultant, Mr. Massimo Manzi, moderated the recent workshop. He presented an overview of the study he’s leading.  Mr. Manzi is the Executive Director of ProMed (the Council for the International Promotion of Costa Rican Medicine).  He developed Costa Rica’s highly successful medical tourism model.  He now offers his expertise to other countries to assist in developing their medical tourism models.

Mr. Nicholas Ruiz, the Executive Director of Beltraide, opened the meeting. He talked about the attractive opportunities in medical tourism.  He repeatedly noted that Beltraide is committed to developing a sustainable medical tourism approach that will benefit Belize, and Belizeans.

“The over-riding idea is that we want Belizeans to participate in this industry.” Continue reading “Belize’s Path to Medical Tourism”

Medical Tourism In Belize


For the last few years, medical tourism has been a hot topic in Belize. It seems like a no brainer for this inviting Central American country, nestled on the Caribbean Sea. This is an English speaking democracy. The government is based on the British parliamentary system. Contracts are logical and easy for North Americans and Britsh to understand. There are only 330,000 residents in Belize. It takes little more than two hours to fly here from Miami or Houston. And although local medical care is good, there are still few medical specialists in the country.

If medical tourism is nurtured, it would result in access to a broader selection of highly trained specialist doctors in the country. Medical tourism would provide a long term boost to tourism. And that would have a positive impact on the Belizean economy.

Foreign doctors are standing in line, anxious to open the first medical tourism facility in Belize. And the Prime Minister can claim bragging rights as soon as the first medical tourism group begins constructing a first world quality hospital or specialty clinic. Medical tourism will attract an entirely different group of tourists to Belize. As well as their dollars…

The Local Perspective on Medical Tourism in Belize

For those of us who live in Belize, we are anxiously waiting for medical tourism to be permitted. We understand that this is a politically loaded topic. Continue reading “Medical Tourism In Belize”

Belize’s Path To Medical Tourism


There’s been considerable buzz about whether Belize is ready to dip a toe into the field of medical tourism. Tourism is the major source of revenue for this small country. Medical tourism could provide a significant boost in revenue for the country. But medical tourism is rife with potential pitfalls. Recently the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (Beltraide) initiated the first step in this process. They held their first public workshop on August 3rd. It was held at the George Price Center, in Belmopan. The IADB hired a medical tourism expert to lay the groundwork to develop Belize’s sustainable medical tourism plan.

The Costa Rican consultant, Mr. Massimo Manzi, moderated the recent workshop. He presented an overview of the study he’s leading. Mr. Manzi is the Executive Director of ProMed (the Council for the International Promotion of Costa Rican Medicine). He developed Costa Rica’s highly successful medical tourism model. He now offers his expertise to other countries to assist in developing their medical tourism models.

Mr. Nicholas Ruiz, the Executive Director of Beltraide, opened the meeting. He talked about the attractive opportunities in medical tourism. He repeatedly noted that Beltraide is committed to developing a sustainable medical tourism approach that will benefit Belize, and Belizeans.
“The over-riding idea is that we want Belizeans to participate in this industry.”
He also promised the stakeholders that the process will be transparent.

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Source: San Pedro Daily, August 5, 2012: http://www.sanpedrodaily.com/8-5-12.html

 

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