Belize City, Belize – Monday, August 6, 2012 – In an attempt to ensure the safety and safeguard of all locals and visitors in Belize, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) would like to report that it is currently in the process of contacting all hotel properties throughout the country in order to obtain the most up-to-date information as it pertains to their respective emergency plans for Tropical Storm Ernesto.
The BTB encourages those persons attempting to reach family members or loved ones vacationing in Belize that may be experiencing communication difficulties, to visit the BTB’s official emergency online site: www.belizeemergency.net. The website will provide the latest updates and information regarding any reported damages and restoration efforts.
For official information on the storm, please visit the Belize National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) website:www.nemo.org.bz.
A Hurricane Warning is currently in effect for the entire of the country of Belize; therefore, the BTB strongly encourages all guests to take proper precautions during this time.
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About the Belize Tourism Board
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is a statutory body within the Belize Ministry of Tourism and Culture, and it is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Minister of Tourism and Culture. 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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