Friday, June 11, 2010

BTB Tourism Awards 2010 Winners

Blue Water Grill, Xanadu &

Mrs. Celi McCorkle win for San Pedro

The Belize Tourism Board held its 10th Annual National Tourism Awards last night, June 10, 2010, at the Best Western Biltmore Plaza in Belize City. Ambergris Today was present as the BTB handed out awards honoring businesses and individuals for their exceptional services in the tourism industry.

Handing out the awards were Minister of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation Hon Manuel Heredia and Director of Tourism Ms. Seleni Matus. Top winners from San Pedro were Blue Water Grill for Restaurant of the Year, Mrs. Celi McCorkle of San Pedro Holiday Hotel – Lifetime Achievement Award and Xanadu Resort – Green Globe Award Certification. Below are the rest of the winners. (More on next Thursday’s Edition of Ambergris Today Newspaper)

Minister Heredia gives Lifetime Achievement Award to Celi McCorkle

of San Pedro Holiday Hotel, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

Blue Water Grill of Sun Breeze Hotel, Restaurant of the Year

Congrats to Xanadu, San Pedro (above), Chaa Creek and Hamansi Resort for receiving Green Globe Certification this year!

Hopkins won big with Hotel of the Year - Jaguar Reef Lodge and Destination of the Year (above)! Congrats Hopkins, Stann Creek District

Brian young Sr. of Sea Horse Dive Shop in Placencia receives Minister's Award

Frontline Person of the Year went to Benjamin Awe of Chaa Creek

Caves Branch! Winner, Tour Operator of the Year

Small Hotel of the Year Award went to The Lodge at Big Falls

International Center for Responsible Tourism is the winner of this year's Environmental Organization of the Year

Museum of Belize won Receptive Service of the Year!!

Small Vendor of the Year Award went to Tuti Fruti Gelateria from Placencia

Mr. Eloy Cuevas of Monkey River Retreat won Tour Guide of the Year!

3 Kings of Belize, winner of Cultural Award of the Year

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