We all know about FECTAB and the various issues they are fighting with the BTB and NICH, but now The Cayo Chapter of the BTIA and the Cayo Tour Guides Association are calling on that same NICH and BTB to fix the roads to Mountain Pine Ridge, the Barton Creek Cave, and the Road to Cahal Pech.
A release form the group says that the roads in horrible condition and with the tourism high season about to start, the sites will be inaccessible and make for heavy financial losses for industry stakeholders out west.
Cayo Tour Stakeholders Demand Better Roads from BTB and NICH
Recently, the B.T.B. announced that the number of visitors to the jewel had exceeded forecasts and had reached a million even before the tradition spike at the end of the year. That is good news for the industry, because the high season which is about to start, is expected to bring another boost in visitors. But earlier today concerned about possible financial losses, the Cayo Chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Association and the Cayo Tour Guides Association called on the Belize Tourism Board and the National Institute of Archaeology and History to act urgently to repair the road conditions to various nature reserves and archaeological sites in the Cayo District. The stakeholders believe that they stand to lose financially because the road conditions will make the sites inaccessible to visitors. The specific roads that need work lead to Barton Creek Cave, Mountain Pine Ridge and Cahal Pech Maya Ruins.