Belize City, Belize – April 25, 2012 – Belize is one of the five countries that form the Mundo Maya Organization (MMO), which is pursuing the implementation of a new project called the ‘Mundo Maya Games.’ The MMO is a historical collaboration among Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and Belize whose aim is to promote the sustainable development of the Maya Zones of its member countries through tourism.
On Friday, April 13th 2012, representatives of the Belize Tourism Sector had a meeting in El Salvador with Jose Napoleon Duarte, Minister of Tourism in El Salvador and President of the Mundo Maya Organization, to discuss and plan the Mundo Maya Games project. Belize’s delegation included Kevin Gonzalez, BTB’s Director of Destination Planning, Javier Paredez, BTB’s Interim Director and Valdemar Andrade from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.
“The Mundo Maya Games Project is planned to be a series of sports that will be hosted in the five different countries simultaneously, giving all of us the ability to attract visitors interested in seeing the different sport events,” said Gonzalez. “I think the meeting was quite successful and the President of the Mundo Maya Organization certainly likes the idea.”
Football, kayaking and cycling are only a few of the sports that the Mundo Maya Games Project will incorporate. The project is expected to materialize by 2013. For more information on the Mundo Maya Games Project and its development contact Kevin Gonzalez at Kevin@travelbelize.org or call the Belize Tourism Board at 227-2420.
About the Belize Tourism Board
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is a statutory body within the Belize Ministry of Tourism, and it is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Minister of Tourism. The BTB works in conjunction with members of the private sector – including the Belize Hotel Association, Belize Tourism Industry Association and Belize National Tour Operators Association – and is dedicated to building tourism in the most economically and environmentally sustainable manner. As a part of its responsibilities, the BTB promotes Belize as a premier tourism destination to both in-country and international consumers. Among its outreach to the international travel market, the BTB markets the country’s unique attractions to travellers, members of the travel trade industry and media outlets in key markets.
The BTB is also dedicated to developing and implementing tourism programs that will help strengthen and grow the Belizean tourism industry; promote good destination stewardship; and instil high quality standards for accommodations and travel experiences. For more information on the BTB and its services, visit www.travelbelize.org.
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