Belize City, Belize – Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 – The Belize Tourism Board is proud to furnish the Tourism Police Unit (TPU) this week with three brand new motorcycles; two Honda CG125 Storm motorcycles and one Suzuki ZS125 motorcycle, to be utilized for effective policing within tourism destinations. With tourist arrivals to Belize on the rise, visitor safety has taken on even greater significance.
Kevin Gonzalez, Director of Destination Planning at the BTB stated that, “The donation is only a small token of appreciation for the support provided to the tourism industry by the Tourism Police Unit.” He also noted that the increased presence and visibility of TPU patrols will create an added sense of visitor security in Placencia, Corozal and Belize City.
Receiving the motorcycle on behalf of the Tourism Police Unit was Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Diana Hall, Officer Commanding the TPU. ASP Hall thanked the Belize Tourism Board for their generosity and for recognizing the limitations of resources. “The new motorcycles are definitely welcomed to assist in the efforts to effectively police and extend the scope of coverage. Visitor safety and security is very important; therefore we are always willing to assist the tourism industry to ensure that visitors have a memorable experience.”
For more information contact Raymond Mossiah, Destination Planning and Security Coordinator at the Belize Tourism Board via phone (501)-227-2420 Ext. 278, or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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