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YIPPEE!!! She Rocks

Laura Esquivel Frampton

There is another appointment to report tonight. Word to News Five is that Director of Quality Assurance, Laura Esquivel Frampton, is being named the new Director of Tourism, replacing Seleni Matus who resigned from the post in September, 2011. The B.T.B. team also includes Tracy Panton as C.E.O. and Ian Lizarraga, the executive chair of the board.

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And the New Director Is.....

Three weeks ago on this newscast - we alluded to the likelihood that Laura Esquivel will be the new Director Of the Tourism Board.

Well, the announcement was made today and Esquivel confirmed to us that as of June fourth, she will assume the post of acting director of Tourism.

The post of director has been in a sort of limbo since September of last year when Seleni Matus left quite suddenly after she and the Board of Directors clashed over governance issues.

Since then there has been a low profile interim director. She joins new board Chairman Ian Lizarraga and new CEO Tracy Taeger Panton.

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Belize Tourism Board announces new appointments

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) has announced that, after a national search to find the best candidates for the position of director of tourism and director of marketing and industry relations, it has selected two well-respected and highly qualified Belizean candidates.

Selected as acting director of tourism is Laura Esquivel Frampton, and as the new director of marketing, Alyssa Carnegie.

As the new acting director of tourism, Frampton is no stranger to the tourism Industry. She has and continues to work in the Belize tourism and services industry; a professional career that has earned her over twelve years of experience, four of which were spent at the Belize Tourism Board as the director of quality assurance.

During her years at the BTB, Frampton instituted many initiatives to assist in facilitating the development of programs for industry quality of service and standards. She led the launch of an intensive customer service course that targeted government and private agencies across Belize. She also spearheaded the upgrading of standards for tour guides.

She initiated the Pro Chef Program that single-handedly trained Belizean chefs and upgraded the preparation standards for cuisine and beverage services. In addition, she successfully lobbied for the Horse and Buggy Regulations, which was passed in 2009; as well as the Fort George Tourism Zone Statutory Instrument, which was signed in 2010.

Frampton holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from the University of North Florida and is now pursuing a Master's Degree in Business Administration

"The Ministry of Tourism and Culture looks forward to working with the new acting director and director of marketing in accelerating the pace for tourism moving forward. Working as a team, the Ministry of Tourism, BTB, and the private sector are making a difference," commented Tracy Panton, CEO in the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.

As BTB's new director of marketing and industry relations, Alyssa Carnegie holds a Master's Degree of Arts in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick in England. Carnegie is currently the director of the Government Press Office.

She brings to the table significant experience in managing local and global relationships, particularly when interacting with the media. In her new role as marketing director, she will be tasked with implementing marketing strategies which will focus on online and trade relations. Her educational background has made her well suited for the task.

She has served on the board of Haven House in Belize and the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA).

"We are delighted to welcome Mrs Alyssa Carnegie as a member of the Belize Tourism Board, and are excited to see Laura grow into her new post. We are confident that their wealth of knowledge in tourism, media and public relations will be an asset to our country's local, regional and international tourism efforts," stated Minister Heredia.

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B.T.B. gains new members to its ranks

Alyssa Carnegie

We reported on May sixteenth that Laura Esquivel Frampton was moving up as Director of Tourism. The Belize Tourism Board today issued a release, officially announcing that Frampton, who was the Director of Quality Assurance for four years, is now the Acting Director of Tourism. Her achievements in the tourism industry include the launch of an intensive Customer Service course, upgraded standards for tour guides, a Pro Chef Training Program, new Horse and Buggy Regulations, which were passed in 2009 as well as the Fort George Tourism Zone Statutory Instrument which was signed in 2010. Another appointment was announced by the B.T.B.; Alyssa Carnegie is the new Director of Marketing and Industry Relations. Carnegie is currently the Director of the Government Press Office, and as the B.T.B.'s Marketing Director, she will be tasked with implementing marketing strategies, which will focus on online and trade relations.

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New Marketing Boss At BTB, Coming Over From BTB

Earlier this month, we reported that Laura Esquivel had gotten the nod to be the new Acting Director of Tourism. That has been confirmed today in an official release along with the announcement of another appointment: New Director of Marketing Alyssa Carnegie - who is presently the boss the Government Press Office.

Carnegie will take over from Yanick Dalhouse - who has been on secondment from Belize's tourism marketing firm in Wisconsin, BVK. No date for Carnegie's transition has been announced - but we know she has to give a month's notice.

The issue as we understand it is that no replacement Director for the Press Office has been identified.

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