National Certification Tour & Travel Guiding Service Training Program

News Release - Belize Tourist Board, March 4, 1997, Belize City -

The Belize Tourist Board and the Belize Tour Guide Association announce the implementation of the National Certification Tour & Travel Guiding Services Program. This national certification program fulfills the criteria required in the Statutory Instrument No. 80 for the certification of tour guides. The entire training program is being held countrywide between the months of March to August. This tourism industry milestone demonstrates the Belize Tourist Board's commitment to human resource development within the tourism industry. The Belize Tourist Board is investing over $100,000.00 for the implementation of the training program this year. It is expected that about 300 tour guides will be certified before the commencement of the 1998 tourism season.

For more information on how to register and venues for the various training sessions, kindly contact the Belize Tourist Board at 02-77213.

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March 12 - The Tourism Network
March 13 - Ecotourism
April 16 & 17 - The Guide
May 28 - Belize & Tourism Activities - The World of Mayas
May 29 & 30 - Art, Folklore & Culture of Belize

The Participant Training Manual for the entire program is on sale. To purchase your copy call the Destination Coordinator in your area. The entire training program is a total of 12 days. The training program is both for practicing tour guides as well as individuals who would like to enter this field. The training schedule for June - August will be published in April. Destination Coordinator for San Pedro is Daniel Guerrero, 026-2804. Robert Blease is the Destination Coordinator for Caye Caulker, 022-2154.

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