Belize Tourism Industry Association to hold 20th Annual General Meeting

BELIZE CITY, Belize (October 19, 2005) - The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) hereby informs all members and industry partners of its upcoming 20th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Election of Officer scheduled to be held on Thursday, November 3rd, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza.

This year's AGM will be held in conjunction with BTIA's 20th Anniversary Celebrations and will feature two days of activities. On Wednesday, November 2, 2005, the BTIA will host a marketing seminar entitled 'Thinking Out Of The Box' facilitated by international marketing experts - Richartz, Fliss, Clark and Pope. The seminar will include presentations by the Ministry of Foreign Trade on the CARICOM Single Market & Economy (CSME) and a special session on the 'Introduction of New Marketing Techniques in the advent of the CSME'.

An Honorary Award Ceremony & Cocktail Mixer is scheduled for the evening of November 2, 2005 commencing at 7:00pm as part of the celebrations for the association's 20th Anniversary. The mixer will feature special entertainment by 'A Belizean Cabaret' and presentation of awards to the twelve BTIA Past Presidents.

The celebrations culminate with the associations AGM on Thursday, November 3, 2005 when its membership meets to review the accomplishments of the past year and elect new directors for the 2005-2006 work year. The AGM will also include the official launching of Belize Tourism Expo, Marketplace & Expedition (BETEX 2006) and the unveiling of the 2006 issue of the Destination Belize Magazine.

For more information about the BTIA's 20th Annual General Meeting, please contact the BTIA at telephone 227-5717 / 1144, E-Mail: or visit our website at