Committee Relations

BTB Committee Relations

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is a proud member and advocate of tourism supportive committees. These committees cover numerous spectrums of the industry that facilitates the growth and overall management of the Belize tourism industry.

  • Aviation Development Committee (ADC): The ADC members is comprised of industry representatives including the Belize Tourism Board (BTB), Belize Airport Concession Company (BACC), Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation (MOT&CA), the Tourism Private Sector, Local Airlines Sector and the Hotel Sector.

This committee’s priority is for the improvement and development of new airline services to Belize to facilitate tourism and other business development. It focuses on stimulating additional in-bound arrivals from the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Central and South America.

  • Tour Guide Committee: As legislated within the Belize Tourism Board Act, Chapter 275 of the Laws of Belize Revised Edition 2011, “Belize Tourism Board (Tour Guide) Regulations”, this committee is comprised of nine members that represent the regions of Belize in the Tour Guide Regulatory consultation and discussions.

“Functions of the Committee:

(a) Receive and determine applications for licences under these Regulations;

(b) Provide advisory and information services to licence holders;

(c) Assist licence holders in any matters affecting the discharge of their functions;

(d) Perform any other function for the better carrying out of the provisions of these regulations;

(e) Make recommendations to the Board regarding the recognition of local tour guide associations.”

  • Tour Operator Committee: The Committee of Tour Operators is a legislated body designed to regulate the operations and tour operators of the Belize tourism industry. Under the Belize Tourism Board Act, Chapter 275 of the Laws of Belize Revised Edition 2011, “Belize Tourism Board (Tour Operator) Regulations,” this Committee represents the different regions and operators of the industry as it relates to licences, advisory, regulation, consultation and general management of this sector in unison with the BTB. This Committee provides the necessary input on the rules and regulation for the training and other governance of this private sector.