Re.: Steve Odell, Videographer/Photographer
The Belize Hotel Association was approached some time ago by Mr. Steve Odell seeking assistance in the production of video advertisement and photography for member properties. Our offices assisted Mr. Odell by initiating contact with members, arranging photo shoots and generally assisting to make sure that he was afforded as many courtesies as was necessary to facilitate the actual production of his work in Belize.
Shortly thereafter, Mr. Odell placed the advertisements, videos and photos collectively into a website which he named www.belizehotelassociation.com
Mr. Odell promised that the site would be turned over to the Belize Hotel Association in due time and that he was working to fine tune the site.
The offices of the Belize Hotel Association became inundated with complaints about Mr. Odell’s lack of professionalism towards some member property owners and managers. Mr. Odell further became hostile towards the Belize Hotel Association when the Association refused to write a support letter to the Belize Tourism Board and other authorities seeking assistance for him to bring in his production equipment, household items, vehicle and other items free of taxation, levy or charges of any kind into our country.
We have been notified by member properties that he is again soliciting work from properties using the same listed www.belizehotelassociation.com
website as his bargaining tool and reference.
The Belize Hotel Association would like to warn all tourism stakeholders, property owners, managers and partners that Mr. Steve Odell does not represent the Belize Hotel Association in any way nor is he authorized to use the name of the Belize Hotel Association in reference to any work he is proposing to do for any person, property or organization.
Any person who does business with Mr. Steve Odell does so at his own risk. The Belize Hotel Association distances itself from him and his handy work in this country and asks that he removes the name of the association from his advertizing and promotions.
Kindly contact the offices of the Belize Hotel Association for any further details about Mr. Odell’s sojourn in our country via telephone or email.
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