- March 21, 2019
- Posted by: Perry Bodden
- Category: Community, News
BTB IMPLEMENTS JOINT PROJECT WITH BAS TO ENHANCE ST. HERMAN’S BLUE HOLE NATIONAL PARK
Belize City, March 20th, 2019: In its continuous efforts to enhance the tourism attractions, the BTB has invested in the development of the nature based tourism product development, a component of Belize’s National Sustainable Tourism Master Plan 2030. The objective of the project aims to improve birding guests’ experience and satisfaction as this market segment has bloomed over the years.
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) recently embarked on a joint project with the Belize Audubon Society (BAS) to construct an octagonal shaped picnic shed to host a capacity of 50 persons and seven picnic benches at the St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park, which will make the environment more pleasant for visitors to that historic site.
The St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park hosts several activities such as caving, lookout tower, swimming and bird watching, which is a blooming niche market in Belize. According to the BAS’s 2018 annual report, the park registered approximately 28,305 visitors.
The project was officially handed over to BAS on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
Since its formation in 1969, BAS has been Belize’s foremost environmental organization protecting Belize’s precious natural resources while educating the public about their value and sustainable use. The organization is dedicated to the sustainable management of our natural resources through leadership and strategic partnerships with stakeholders for the benefit of people and the environment.
The BTB is the lead organization charged with promoting and marketing Belize as one of the world’s leading tourism destinations. The BTB is committed to fostering the sustainable growth of our dynamic tourism product for the enjoyment of both visitors and Belizeans alike.