Welcome to the Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations

The Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations is a government entity that provides leadership, strategic direction, good governance and oversight on all matters relating to the development of tourism for and on behalf of the Government of Belize.


Hon. Anthony Mahler

Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations

Meet our Minister

The Hon. Anthony Mahler has served in a management capacity in the public and private sectors and has led teams which have spearheaded campaigns and policies. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix where he majored in Global Management, and a Master’s Program Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis from the Devry, Keller School of Management. He also attained a Certificate in Strategic Management from Tuck Institute at Dartmouth.

Meet our CEO

Mrs. Nicole Solano has worked in the tourism public and private sectors, with over twenty years of experience in the travel industry. She has held the roles of Director of Marketing & Public Relations at the Belize Tourism Board, as well as Executive Director at the Belize Tourism Industry Association. Her first job in tourism was at Kitty’s Place Beach Resort (now Los Porticos Villas) in Placencia before taking on positions in the areas of Human Resources, Sales, and Marketing at the Radisson Fort George Hotel & Marina. In recent years, she has worked with tourism and corporate clients in her capacity as Managing Partner at Idea Lab Studios. She comes with a strong familiarity with the Belize tourism product, and is well versed in regional and international tourism policy and strategy through extensive experience in working with the Caribbean Tourism Organization, the Central American Tourism Integration System and Mundo Maya. CEO Solano also has held a seat on the Board of Administration of the Belize Volleyball Association in a voluntary capacity since 2017, and has participated at regional meetings of AFECAVOL and NORCECA.


Mrs. Nicole Solano

Chief Executive Officer

Our Quality Policy

The Ministry of Tourism established a 5C strategy that led to its ISO 9001: 2015 Certification.