Posted: Monday, August 6, 2018. 2:29 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is encouraging Belizeans to be travelers in their own country during the entire month of August as part of its Belizean Traveler Campaign.
BTB launched the Belizean traveler campaign on August 1, at the Biltmore Plaza hotel.
BTB is offering over $25,000 in prizes that will allow six winners to enjoy a dream vacation in any of Belize’s regional tourism destinations.
But the campaign becomes even better with the Belize Hotel Association (BHA) jumping into the bandwagon to offer numerous discounts through its members during the campaign.
The campaign is being implemented by BTB from August 1-25, with the following objectives:
During the launching, Karen Pike, BTB’s Director of Marketing and Industry Relations said, “BTB was very excited at the opportunity to share what a gem we have in this country with the various destinations from north to south.”
Pike added that as an industry partner, the BHA, continues to market the destination with the BTB and strengthen the efforts and exposure of the hotel properties within Belize.
Ted Tejeda, President of the Belize Hotel Association, compared Belize as a paradise and said, “we live in a beautiful country with a lot of natural resources, a country which you can explore.” Tejeda added that BTB’s Belizean Traveller campaign was an excellent idea because as Belizeans we are all ambassadors of this country. He also expressed strong support for the campaign saying BHA members were delighted to offer up to 50 % discount to Belizeans.
The campaign will be carried out through an interactive live TV show entitled “The Belizean Traveller” on Love FM TV on Wednesday, August 8, 15 and 22.
During the show the general public will be able to call in and answer a question and in addition to winning numerous BTB giveaways, winners will also be able to participate in the grand raffle of the six big prizes ($4,000.00 each) at the grand finale of the campaign from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 25 at the BTL park.
The prizes include full paid accommodation plus activities of the winner’s choice.
The grand finale will include numerous cultural presentations, BTB giveaways and lively entertainment by the National Dance Company and local artists. The highlight of the evening will be a musical performance by Belize’s super star, the General Supa G.
Prior to the launching of the campaign, BTB implemented a series of radio and television countrywide road shows to share the campaign concept with the general public with the aim to generating their interest to participate in the campaign.
Throughout the month’s campaign, BTB hopes to create increased awareness of Belize’s regions and products to its residents and citizens, highlighting the scenery and rich culture of a world class authentic destination – BELIZE, a Curious Place!
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