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Belize Tourism Board hosts annual Tourism Industry Conference

Belize City, Belize – July 30, 2015 – The Belize Tourism Board will be hosting its annual Tourism Industry Conference on August 1st, 2015. The venue is set in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, at Fido’s Courtyard.

The purpose of the event is to update industry partners about the tourism accomplishments over the past year in the “Year in Review”, and inform on strategies implemented for the ‘Year Forward’. This year’s event will have a slight twist from the usual setting, as there will be two informative sessions administered by local and international panelists. The topics and panelists are listed below:

a) Service Excellence: A Silent Seller – focused on hospitality and customer service

  • Importance in the Caribbean- Dr. Emil Lee- President of Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association
  • Importance of Service Excellence in Wedding Destination- Mrs. Jacqueline Johnson- President of Global Bridal Group
  • Importance of Training in Service Excellence – Carlos Cuellar Chair of Tourism & Business Studies, Stann Creek Ecumenical College

Moderator- Javier Gutierrez– Manager of Banyan Bay and Hospitality trainer

b) Digital Marketing- focused on branding, social media, and online mediums of marketing

  • How to bridge offline and online media: QR Codes- Ms. Tanya Mc Nab from Mc Nab Designs
  • Digital Domination: A precursor on working the cursor for your brand- Mr. David Fiedler- Olson International
  • Importance of Digital Marketing to Cruise Passengers- Allison Smith Media and Marketing Manager for Norwegian Cruise Line

 Moderator- Roberto Harrison Marketing Manager Chaa Cree

The event is scheduled for 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. A boat will be leaving Belize City from San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi terminal at 7:00 a.m. and leaves San Pedro to return at 3:30 p.m. on August 1st, 2015. The boat will stop in Caye Caulker both ways. Attire is business casual and you are asked to RSVP with Neuton Garcia at 227-4240 or [email protected]


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