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.
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.