Tuesday, July 7, 2009

National Geographic Geotourism Challenge

The Marco Gonzalez Mayan site in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye has been entered into the second annual National Geographic Geotourism Challenge 2009. The challenge awards winning entries for their efforts to promote geo-tourism, defined as "tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place - its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and the well-being of its residents."

Jan Brown, who is spearheading the Marco Gonzalez Site project, submitted the site in the challenge that has a $5,000US cash prize, not to mention the honor of spearheading the continuing growth of the geo-tourism movement. A panel of judges will select the finalists, which are then voted on by the online community.

A major part of the entry is input from the general public. Please take a minute to check it out and post a comment about the importance of the project to the island culture and education for our children and guests. Your comments will help the Marco Gonalez Mayan Site enter the finals. Voting is July 15th for the final cut of 10 to 15 entries.

Click on the following links to learn more about the project and leave your comment. THANKS!

*National Geographic Geotourism Challenge 2009

*Marco Gonzalez Mayan site

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