Tuesday, July 22, 2008

No Travel Advisory for Belize

Reports coming from Channel 5 Newscast in Belize City is that the U.S. Embassy in Belize has issued a travel advisory to its citizens cautioning travel to Belize and encouraging them to register at the nearest diplomatic mission and to be vigilant to ensure their personal safety.

But contrary to this report, Hon. Manuel Heredia Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, called in the Good Morning San Pedro talk show this morning to clarify the matter. He stated that the release was intended as an internal release for its wardens and members to warn them of the increased crime rate in the country and not intended as a public travel advisory.

This mistake could have adverse affects on tourism arrivals as there should have been no release of a travel advisory. Hon. Heredia commented that he will work on retracting that advisory that leaked to the public and has made its way to US media.

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