The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MTCA) is a government entity that provides leadership, strategic direction, good governance and oversight on all matters relating to the development of tourism and civil aviation for and on behalf of the Government of Belize. In this capacity, the Ministry is expected to ensure that tax revenues are being efficiently utilized to support the national development plans/ priorities as determined by the legislature and to enhance transparency and accountability in the overall governance of the sectors it represents.

Minister's Message

It is with great pride and satisfaction that I welcome you to the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation’s Website. Our vibrant and progressive nation has over the years gained global recognition for offering our visitors a unique, intimate, and authentic experience. Belize  offers  to  each  one  of  its  guests  a  Caribbean  vacation  with  a Central  American flare, and our multicultural society of warm, friendly people adds to our distinct charm.

With the Government’s recent endorsement of the National Sustainable Tourism Master Plan 2030, and with the current development of a National Transportation Master Plan, Tourism  and  Civil  Aviation  are  well  poised  to  achieve  significant  growth,  guided  by  an overall  strategic  framework  for  sustainable  development.  As  such,  the  Ministry  of Tourism and Civil Aviation is dedicated to lead and champion the development of these two sectors, and looks forward to continue partnering with you in the transformation of Belize.

I  invite  you  to  learn  more  about  our  Ministry,  our  industries,  our  programs,  and  look forward to your continued support and interest.

Hon. Jose Manuel Heredia, Jr.

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Working with stakeholders to inform them of upcoming plans to enhance the Belize Tourism industry ... See MoreSee Less

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Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation holds Forums for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development ... See MoreSee Less

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Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Tourism & Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation at certification ceremony for UNWTO/CTO workshop

~ The 27-31 March session focused on sustainable destination management and marketing ~

“This UNWTO/CTO workshop main objective was to constitute a participative platform where we all could share experiences and knowledge as well as instruments that can be applied back in participants’ countries, institutions, businesses and destinations. And I believe we have achieved that objective by bridging theory and practice in a very participative workshop,” said Alba Fernández Alonso, the course coordinator at the Themis Foundation, the entity responsible for implementing the UNWTO’s education and training programme. ... See MoreSee Less

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