Belize tourism minister accounts minimum cuts in its budget for current fiscal year

Published on : Thursday, March 16, 2017

Belize Ministry of TourismBelize Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation is reporting nominal cuts in its budget for the current financial year. However, there has been bigger taxation on the industry in the form of the environmental tax on imported goods and the increase in departure tax for visitors. The Tourism Board, regardless of the Prime Minister’s commendations in an interview following the presentation at the National Assembly, will see its budget taxed by the Government’s proposed 10% requirement for statutory board contributions to the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

 
Minister Manuel Heredia Junior says that the priorities for Belizean tourism haven’t changed. It includes expanding Belize’s footprint in the world tourism market by land and sea and building international tourism brand. Heredia says the B.T.B. should not be taxed at this time. Heredia said that while they expect no slump in the American share of tourists visiting Belize, the issues with the Donald Trump presidency in the U.S. may well be a boon for Belize as far as tourism is concerned.

Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 01 AIME 2018 BB
  • 02 WTM Latin America 2018
  • 03 EMITT 2018
  • 04 AIME-2018 small
  • 05 itb-china 2018
  • 06 Central & Eastern Europe 2018
  • 06 imtm 2018
  • 06 TTF-2018
  • 07 balttour 2018
  • 07 ibtm arabia 2018
  • 08 OTM 2018
  • 09 The hotel shows audiarabia 18
  • 10 hotelfair 2018
  • 11 Digital Travel 2018
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com