Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Belize Wins Bid to Host Third World Conference on Responsible Tourism

The Belize Tourism Board is pleased to announce that the International Center for Responsible Tourism (ICRT) in the United Kingdom has recently declared Belize as the host for its 2009 World Conference on Responsible Tourism.

In a video address aired at the recently held World Conference on Responsible Tourism held in Kerala, India on March 21-24, 2008, Belize’s Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation; Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. accepted Belize’s successful bid to host the Third Conference on Responsible Tourism.

In his acceptance address The Minister pledged his full support for the development and implementation of an environmentally friendly Tourism Strategy for Belize. This includes the necessity for policies in all aspects of tourism and other supporting industries. He cited key global issues impacting the country such as global warming and climate change, the rising fuel prices, and international food shortages as reasons why tourism development should be imperative for small developing economies like Belize.

Belize remains committed to the development of sustainable tourism and its supporting industries,” comments Tourism Minister Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. “Belize is naturally a strategic venue for such a Conference. It will give us an opportunity to bring key stakeholders together to build alliances that will further move our agenda for responsible development forward and establish Belize as a world ecotourism leader,” Minister Heredia went on to say.

This will be the largest conference of its kind to be held in Belize and will mark the first time that the World Conference on Responsible Tourism is held in the Western Hemisphere. The event is expected to attract over 250 scholars, Government Ministers, wholesalers and international officials from around the globe committed to the development of responsible tourism. The World Conference on Responsible Tourism is scheduled for May 21 – 25, 2009. Press Release, Belize Tourism Board, Belize City, Belize, April 7th, 2008 -

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hope they do something about the garbage when these people visit.