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National Tourism Awards 2016 #518473
10/23/16 04:26 AM
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An elegant night, celebrating the stars within Belize's Tourism Industry.

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Re: National Tourism Awards 2016 [Re: Marty] #518486
10/24/16 04:32 AM
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CONGRATULATIONS to Battle of the Drums for WIN in the category of "Major Festivals"!
Vanilla Hills Lodge, the WINNERS of the "Small Accommodations of the Year" award!
Running W Steakhouse & Restaurant, WINNERS of the "Restaurant of the Year" award.
Splash Dive Center on two wins "Hospitality Award of the Year" and "Tour Operator of the Year"!!
Tour Guide of the Year is Mr. Justo Navez of Caves Branch,
CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. Vitalino Reyes of CaveTubing.Bz, for being recognized and recieving the Minister's Award.
San Ignacio Resort Hotel for WINNING the "Hotel of the Year" award!
Mr. Steve Maestry, of The Great House, WINNER of the "Lifetime Achievement Award".
The WINNER of the Front Line Person of the Year goes to Mr. Luis Yamil Marino, Tropic Air.

Re: National Tourism Awards 2016 [Re: Marty] #518494
10/24/16 12:11 PM
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Videos of the Winners!

2016 Hotel Of The Year: San Ignacio Resort Hotel

2016 Small Accommodation Of The Year: Vanilla Hills Lodge

2016 Frontline Person Of The Year: Luis Yamil Marin

2016 Tour Operator Of The Year: Splash Dive Center Ltd.

2016 Hospitality Award Of The Year: Splash Destination Management Company

2016 Restaurant of The Year Award: Running W Steakhouse & Restaurant

2016 Minister's Award: Vitalino Reyes

2016 LifeTime Achievement Award: Steve Maestre

2016 Tour Guide of The Year: Justo Navas

2016 Major Festivals of Belize Award: Battle Of The Drums

Best in Tourism Honoured in National Awards

The fourteenth National Tourism Awards were held on Saturday night. The annual show put off by the Belize Tourism Board is to recognize the best in the tourism industry. The Cayo District was the big winner of the night with four awards, while Placencia took home two. The surprise of the night, there were no awards for San Pedro – déjà vu of the 2012 awards held in 2013. San Ignacio Resort Hotel was named “Hotel of the Year” for a second time. They first captured the award in 2012. Their onsite restaurant, the Running W Steakhouse and Restaurant also picked up the “Restaurant of the Year” title. The other double winner for the night was Splash Dive Center who took home “Tour Operator of the Year” – a title they also won back in 2012. Their Destination Management Company also walked away with the “Hospitality Award.” “Small Accommodation of the Year” went to Vanilla Hills Lodge of Cayo. The Frontline Person of the Year went to Luis Yamil Marin of Tropic Air, who is stationed at the P.G.I.A., while Justo Navez of Caves Branch Jungle Lodge of Cayo District took home the “Tour Guide of the Year” award. The “Major Festival of the Year” went to Battle of the Drums. The special awards of the night; the Lifetime Achievement and Minister’s Award, went to Steve Maestre of the Great House and Vitalino Reyes of Cavetubing dot BZ, respectively.

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The 14th National Tourism Awards of Belize was an elegant celebration of the accomplishments made throughout the year by tourism partners and friends. The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is honored to host such a significant event which gives reconnection to a few of Belize’s tourism stars. These nominees, through dedication to the industry, have contributed to the quality services offered throughout Belize.

The theme of the night was “Hollywood Glamour”, a setting that was most fitting for the tourism stars of Belize. Held at the Rainbow Heights in Belize City, this grand event saw the attendance of tourism partners and friends from all regions of Belize. Guests were treated to the exquisite creations by the renowned Chef Sean Kuylen, who as always, added his signature style to make the event an even more enjoyable one.

National Tourism Award WINNERS:

“Frontline Person of the Year” – Mr. Luis Yamil Marin of Tropic Air
“Tour Guide of the Year” – Mr. Justo Navez of Caves Branch
“Tour Operator of the Year” – Splash Dive Center Ltd.
“Hospitality Award of the Year” – Splash Destination Management Company
“Hotel of the Year” – San Ignacio Resort Hotel
“Small Accommodation of the Year” – Vanilla Hills Lodge
“Restaurant of the Year” – Running W. Steakhouse and Restaurant
“Major Festival of the Year” – Battle of the Drums
“Lifetime Achievement” – Steve Maestre of The Great House
“Minister’s Award” – Mr. Vitalino Reyes of

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