To ensure the continuous improvement of the application process for the Gold Standard Certification, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) has made some important amendments to the Tourism Gold Standard protocols for the Accommodation, Tour Operator, Restaurant, Tourism Site and Gift shop sections of the Tourism Gold Standard (TGS). These changes are reflected in the sample templates.

Application declaration is now incorporated in the sample template, removing the need to submit 2 separate files.
Streamlining of the Implement Monitoring & Reporting Section through removal of temperature logs; only the COVID-19 Symptomatic Log will be required in the event of a symptomatic case.

Removal of all cleaning checklist for individual areas from the Implement Enhanced Cleaning & Sanitization Procedures Section. With recommendation from the Ministry of Health and Wellness, stakeholders are now provided with cleaning checklist/guidelines that they can utilize.

A third-party cleaning company is no longer required for cleaning as noted in the Develop a Response Plan Section. With guidance from the Ministry of Health and Wellness, a general cleaning and disinfection guideline is now included for ease of reference.

Now included is a new entity to the program, namely Tourism Transport Providers. Therefore, shuttle buses, taxis etc. can now apply for Gold Standard Certification.

For updated templates please click HERE
For further information please contact the BTB at Tel 227 2420 or via email at [email protected]

Yours in Tourism,
Belize Tourism Board