Friday, March 27, 2015. BMG: On Tuesday March 24th, The Belize Tourism Industry Association, Corozal Chapter held its first meeting with the objective to update current and new members on the overview of the plans of the BTIA National for all existing Destination Chapters.
The BTIA is currently under the leadership of Osmany Salas as President and John M. Burgos as Executive Director.
The efforts of the BTIA as Belize’s Largest Tourism organization has not only been focused in promoting the vibrant tourism product, but also, in strengthening and assisting each destination by creating pathways for development which will enhance the sustainable growth of the Tourism industry. BTIA President, Salas emphasized on the importance of building a stronger association which is one of the main goals for this fiscal year.
According to Salas, tourism is the nation’s largest single industry, yet our influence over that industry’s future is far less than it should be. “The task for each and everyone is to commit to do their part to revitalize the functions of BTIA, the Board will do its part to make that happen, but we will need the support and involvement of all our Chapters and members,” stated Salas.
During the meeting an election for the new Corozal Chapter was also held. The new BTIA Corozal Chapter Board consists of seven members- Chairman, Guadalupe V. Rosado of Proud Mestizo, Belize Ltd., 1st Vice Chair- Jennifer Bellerjeau of Cerros Beach Inn, 2nd Vice Chair- Ismael Sorto, Secretary- Dimas Sansorez, Assistant Secretary- Rosita May of Hotel Maya, Treasurer- Dahlia Castillo of Tony’s Inn and Beach Resort, Assistant Treasurer- Maria Alcoser and Director- Mark Leonard of Cerros Sands.
The new Board will work collaboratively with the national board to ensure that a strategic plan is created and executed to promote the development of Corozal as a well-rounded tourist destination with emphasis on Sustainable Cultural Tourism.
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