Staff

The BTIA comprises of ten active destination chapters in each of the following destinations; Corozal, Orange Walk, Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, Belmopan, Cayo, Dangriga, Hopkins, Placencia and Toledo, which work together with the sole purpose of improving the tourism industry in Belize. There are four Tourism Information Centers with permanent staff members that provide services to members, stakeholders and tourists countrywide:  Orange Walk, Dangriga, Placencia, and Toledo.

MR. JOHN M. BURGOS

is the Executive Director of the Belize Tourism Industry Association. He is responsible for the overall supervision of the BTIA National Secretariat by coordinating and implementing policies and procedures in the Association´s key focus areas that include: Governance, Administration, Revenue Generation, Membership Outreach and Development, Communication and Marketing, Lobbying and Advocacy.

MS. TALIA TILLETT 

is the Membership Officer.  She  is responsible in developing and executing  marketing and communication strategies, contributing on the overall membership management and support of the organization. For queries or concerns please feel free to contact her at membership@btia.org.

MS. JONNELL AUGUSTINE

is the Accountant/ Membership Support Officer of the Belize Tourism Industry Association. She is responsible for the daily financial functions of the secretariat with particular emphasis in updating QuickBooks and generating end of month financial reports. As Membership support she also provides assistance to the Membership Officer. For queries please feel free to contact her at accounts@btia.org.

Ms. Gale Malic Ozaeta

is the Event and Marketing Manager for the Belize Tourism Expo (BETEX). She is responsible of the promotion, marketing and execution of this Expo. Her duties and exercises comply with all directions provided by Board of Directors and the BETEX Committee which is comprised by a Chair, BTB Rep, BHA Rep, BTIA President & Executive Director and two private sector stakeholders. Feel free to contact her at betex@btia.org.

MRS. JENRIA LOZANO | BTIA Placencia Tourism Information Center

Mrs. Jenria Lozano is the Executive Director of the Placencia Tourism Center. For queries or concerns please feel free to contact her at director@placencia.com.

Ms. Shanice Westby| BTIA Placencia Tourism Information Center Information Officer

 Her duties include providing and liaison with members so as to ensure that they receive membership benefits and other services.

MS. KAREN RECINOS | BTIA Toledo Information Officer

Ms. Karen Recinos is responsible of the overall operations within the tourism center, assist with the product development through the organization of events, international and domestic marketing, communications and PR. For queries or concerns please contact her at  btiatoledo@btl.net.

Abdiel Dominguez

Mr. Abdiel Dominguez | BTIA Orange Walk Tourism Information Officer

Mr. Abdiel Dominguez is the Tourism Information Officer at the Orange Walk Tourism Information Center.  He is responsible in coordinating and monitoring of all services at Orange Walk Tourist Information Center.  This includes coordinating facility services and ensuring cost efficiency, cleanliness and the like to provide the highest quality, cost-efficient service to guests of the TIC. Feel free to contact her at btiaowtic@gmail.com.

Mrs. Sonia Webber is the Tourism Information Officer of the BTIA Dangriga Tourism Information Office.