Belize City, August 24, 2018. – The Embassy of Mexico and the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide skill development opportunities over a twelve-month period to complement and improve the robust and demanding hospitality industry of Belize.

Ambassador Carlos Quesnel spoke about the importance of the MOU and stated, “We agree that tourism is a very relevant driver of economic development, and in this way we have agreed that there is no better way to enhance this sector for the benefit of both countries by joining forces together. We recognize the BTIA as the main association of tourism in this country, so we are very happy and honoured that today to proceed with the signing of this MOU.”

This strategic partnership will focus on developing skills and strengthening the human capital capacities of stakeholders within the tourism industry, by offering opportunities for training, workshops, and exchange programs among others. Moreover, through this partnership, Embamex Belize and BTIA seek to implement development actions that contribute to sustainable tourism, community empowerment and respect of the environment.

BTIA’s President, Raineldo Guerrero, also acknowledged,”We recognize that many Belizeans go to Mexico for vacation and they have found a level of service over there that in a sense is incomparable to many destinations that we go. So who are the best people that we can learn from? From the Mexicans who are our neighbour – and so through the cooperation program that we are about to sign, we hope that we can maximize our service capability for the benefit of all visitors and Belizeans alike.”

The agreement was signed by the Ambassador of Mexico to Belize, Carlos Quesnel, and the President of BTIA, Mr. Raineldo Guerrero, at the Institute of Mexico in Belize City. Details of the opportunities will be shared with BTIA members and tourism stakeholders via the BTIA official website www.btia.org.



National Secretariat

Belize Tourism Industry Association

Email:  info@btia.org

Tel: 227-1144