Unlicensed Tour Operator

Belize Tourism Board (Tour Operators) Regulations, Chapter 275S of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2003. It is illegal to operate, market, and execute any tour without a valid Tour Operator’s Licence.

January 8th, 2016

Dear Non-Licensed Tour Operator:

Please note that your Tour Operator Licence expired December 31st, 2015. The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) sent you two reminders in December 2015 on the 12th and 29th, respectively, regarding this expiration, and urges you to renew for the licensing period January to December 2016. To date, you have failed to submit a complete application with all the relevant requirements. You are hereby notified that you are to cease and desist from any further operations as you are not licensed to operate as a tour operator.

Additionally, please note as per the Belize Tourism Board (Tour Operators) Regulations, Chapter 275S of the Laws of Belize Revised Edition 2003, it is illegal to operate, market, and execute any tour without a valid Tour Operator’s Licence. Any person who advertises or holds himself out as a tour operator without a valid license is also operating illegally. The offense shall hold you liable to penalties and legal action. You will also be required to appear at a hearing before the Tour Operator Committee to face disciplinary actions and for a review of your licensing status.

Sincerely,

David Grant                                                                                                                                           

Director of Business Development/Registrar of Hotels and Timeshares

Belize Tourism Board