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Written by Tacogirl, on July 2nd 2010

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Today I am doing something out of the ordinary and heading to Burrell Boom with Mike. We have a meeting to attend so I booked us a tacogirl special on the 7:am Tropic Air and away we go. Nothing like a plane ride over the Caribbean Sea to start your day right.

The BHA 2010 Biannual AGM was both educational and productive. Attending the meeting gave Mike and I the opportunity to meet the board members and learn more about the BHA and their mission as well as explain the new website concept to them and answer questions. The Belize Hotel Association board is composed of a strong group of people who are results driven and very focused. The board members are all local business owners who volunteers  by choice because they believe strongly in what they are doing and it shows.

Through increased yearly participation in trade shows abroad the BHA is building a strong presence for  Belize within the travel industry. I thought it was great that they have included information in  a few other languages within their Belize literature. This allows for people in other countries to learn more about Belize in their native tongue and shows a willingness of the BHA to cater to different markets.

The Belize Hotel Association has a very solid marketing plan and with their ongoing participation in Travel and Tourism trade shows and the numbers they are getting show clearly that their marketing plan is working. During the presentation BHA were able to show how tracking traffic on the BTB website showed  increased visits from a specific location as a result of being at a trade show there.

It was very inspiring to learn more about the  Belize Hotel Association’s goals and how they have been continuing to develop their relationship with the Belize Tourism Board in order to create a united vision for Belize.  The two groups have been working hard together to benefit Belize and expand our country in the tourism and travel market. The  BTB has been generously helping the BHA with ongoing funding and this shows that the BTB believes in what the  the BHA is doing and is willing to work together and build something solid.

I have always believed there is enough pie for everyone and in listening to board members of the BHA speak it is clear that they are really working hard to put themselves out there with the goal of knowing that success for any of their members is a success for the team. They have future plans to give members training so that everyone is able to understand and read their statistics and be able to qualify that the hard work is paying off in the form of visits to websites and bookings for it’s members. The saying strength in numbers holds true here and the Belize Hotel association is proof of that.

Tacogirl’s Webiste: www.tacogirl.com

BHA’s Board of Directors:

Doug Thompson (President)
Einer Gomez (Vice President)
Ali Flota (2nd Vice President)
Robin Mc Cutcheon (Treasurer)
Mike Preston (Secretary)
and Directors:
Mariam Roberson (former President)
Teresa Parkey (former President)
Elena Cuellar
Sandra van Noord
Nick Davies

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Hola from Acapulco!!

Posted on 03 May, 2010 in the For our Travel Trade Partners! Category. No comments

Center Tianguis

Known to be the largest tourism trade show in Latin America, Tianguis has always been the definitive place to meet, greet, and promote tourism.
The Belize delegation was excited to be part of the show. Attendees where Tess Avilla, administrator of the Belize Hotel Association, representing Belize and all their members.
Lorena Vaques from Hugh Parkey’s Belize Adventure lodge, Jaguar Adventures Tour and Travel and Belize Dive connection.
Michael Preston, director of the Belize Hotel Association and owner of Midas Resort located in San Ignacio
And Sandra van Noord, as well director of BHA and owner of Portofino Beach Resort in San Pedro, representing Belize, Portofino Beach Resort and San Ignacio Resort Hotel.
According to the Travel Trade who where attending the previous years, the show was a bit quieter this year, but overall the festivities seem in full swing. Attitudes are good, and no one is pretending that the road back will be easy. But as usual, the hoteliers and destinations are here, selling their hearts out to promote their country and Belize did great!

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San Ignacio Resort Hotel & Portofino Beach Resort will be attending Tianguis 2010, April 25th – 28th at the Centro Internacional in Acapulco.

We would like to invite you to the Belize booth 31-21 (Mundo Maya) conveniently located in the Chichen Itza Hall.
Learn more about BELIZE, Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret, and two properties of Luxury, Adventure and Romance working together at the show.
Belize offers historical Maya Culture – Beautiful Nature with Rainforest  immersions, Caves and Waterfalls – Stretches of White Sandy Beaches, “The” longest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, perfect for Fishing, Diving and Snorkeling and  eight fascinating Cultures living harmoniously throughout Belize (former British Honduras).
Come and meet Sandra van Noord, who will be representing a Barefoot Luxury Island Resort located on Ambergris Caye and a Newly Renovated Full Service Luxurious Resort located in San Ignacio close to the western boarder of Belize.

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San Ignacio Resort Hotel Y Portofino Beach Resort Hotel Playero estará presente en Tianguis 2010
Nos gustaría invitarlo a usted a la cabina de Belice 31-21 (Mundo Maya) ubicado en el Salón Chichén Itzá.
Obtenga más información sobre Belice, lo mejor que la Madre Naturaleza mantiene en Secreto, y dos propiedades de lujo, aventura y romance trabajando juntos en  la presentacion.
Belice ofrece histórica Cultura Maya – Bella Naturaleza con inmersiones de la selva, cuevas y cascadas – Tramos de playas de arena blanca, “La” Arrecife más larga del hemisferio occidental, ideal para la pesca, buceo y snorkeling y ocho fascinantes culturas que viven en armonía a través de Belice (ex Honduras Británica)

Ven a conocer a Sandra van Noord, que estará representando a un Hotel Playero de lujo ubicado en el Cayo Ambergris y recientemente renovado el Hotel de servicio de lujo, ubicado en San Ignacio cerca de la frontera en el oeste de Belice.

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