Lifetime Achievement Award 2017: Lucy and Mick Flemming of Chaa Creek
Hotel of the year Winner 2017: Grand Caribe
Hotel of the year. There is no doubt that all these nominees deserved this award, but we must have one who rises above all the others. The hotel of the year offers a gateway to paradise, where service exceeds excellence, engulfed with positive attitude and attentiveness of staff. They offer exceptional value for money, are equipped with outstanding facilities and amenities, have remarkable ambience, are innovative and possess the ability to provide visitors with a truly authentic and all-encompassing Belize experience
Tour Guide Of The Year Winner 2017: Estavan Choco- Lodge at Big Falls
Tour Guides are the story tellers of Belize. They possess a wealth of knowledge, have the ability to mesmerize an audience, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, creativity, and the ability to provide a world class tour experience.
Hospitality Award of the year Winner 2017: Ian Anderson’s Caves Branch
The Hospitality Award is being presented to a tourism ancillary organization that offers exceptional customer service, manages the business seamlessly, is sensitive to the needs of staff, flexible in adapting to change and accommodating to the industry’s needs
BTB Frontline of the year Winner 2017: Leroy Welch- Las Terrazas Resort
The front line worker is the backbone of your business. They are the ones that make a visitor’s experience. We have to acknowledge those who go the extra mile for that added value to provide exceptional customer service throughout the tourism Industry.
BTB Tour Operator of the year Winner 2017: Bruno Kuppinger’s Toledo Cave & Adventure Co.
Tour operators understand the growing needs of visitors. The Tour Operator of the year excels in service, marketing, creativity, uniqueness, safety, reliability, value for money and exemplifies a strong commitment to sustainable and innovative business practices.
Small Accommodations of the year Winner 2017: Caribbean Beach Cabanas
A small accommodation might be small in size but more than makes up with personality. It is being presented to a licensed property with less than ten rooms, which offers superior quality that captures the essence of warmth and homeliness, displays excellence in customer service, has outstanding facilities, has remarkable ambiance and a personalized touch in delivering the Belize brand to its visitors.
Restaurant of the year Winner 2017: Rum Fish & Vino
Today’s travellers are more cultured, experienced and in turn more demanding on their culinary choices. This group of amazing nominees have taken the diversity of the Belizean cuisine and have managed to provide travelers with unforgettable dining experiences.
Minister Award: Philip Leslie
BTB Where Did The Year Go