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BHA’s Biannual Meeting at Black Orchid Resort

Posted on 02 Jul, 2010 in the Belize News|For our Travel Trade Partners! Category. No comments

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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Elisha and Jarrad’s Honeymoon!

Posted on 16 Jun, 2010 in the Pictures sent by past Guests Category. 1 Comment

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Elisha and Jarrad had one of the most amazing weddings, traveled to Belize for their Honeymoon and stayed here at Portofino Beach Resort.
During their vacation they took some great pictures, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Elisha and Jarrad, it was super having you here with us and we hope to see you again soon!

Lots of warm wishes from all of us! Especially Orville!
Your Portofino Friends!

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1 | Kristin Hovel said on July 9th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

It is great to see such beautiful honeymoon pictures!!! My fiance’ Jason and I are getting married August 28th, and we’ll be down to see you all on September 2nd!!!! WE CAN’T WAIT!!!!! :-)


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Patricia and Charlie’s Honeymoon!

Posted on 13 Jun, 2010 in the Pictures sent by past Guests Category. 1 Comment

A few weeks ago we had the pleasure having such a wonderful couple staying here with us at Portofino Beach Resort. They stayed in one of our lovely Beach Cabanas, and enjoyed each day from our beautiful Belize, Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret.

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“Here’s Belize through our love smitten eyes :)
We had a blast!
We parasailed, went sailing, snorkeling with sharks, stingrays, and fish, kayaking, cave tubing, visited the natural Belize zoo, had massages, went hiking, and much much more! Our camera broke on Tuesday, so we didn’t get to many fun photos, but we tried to make up for it with our cell phones and disposable cams!” – says Partricia!

Thanks a lot Particia and Charlie for staying with us. We really enjoyed having you here with us!

Regards, your Portofino Friends


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1 | Patricia said on June 14th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Thanks for the amazing stay! And the sweet blog ;) We LOVED your flowers and everything about our stay (why the point on the flowers? I see the border and it made me remember! What are those beautiful things?) Our wedded life is wonderful, a month later :)


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