Solicitud de Propuestas – Ruedas de Negocios Virtuales

Ante la paralización del turismo a nivel mundial y de visitas presenciales hacia destinos turísticos, la tecnología ocupa el primer lugar para el desarrollo de acciones de comercialización de los destinos turísticos.  Los encuentros presenciales de entre los actores del turismo tanto para conocer como para ofrecer productos y servicios, deben ser sustituidos por eventos virtuales que brinden la oportunidad de mantener una relación directa y estrechar los lazos de comercialización o generar nuevos negocios.

La Organización Mundo Maya, ha propiciado anteriormente los encuentros de operadores de turismo que han sido un mecanismo muy acertado para mejorar el desarrollo de la cadena de valor y por lo tanto continuar las acciones de comercialización de manera virtual es una alternativa conveniente para continuar el posicionamiento de la región, como un multi destino turístico.

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We are ISO 9001: 2015 Certified!


2017 marked the beginning of a campaign to evolve the Ministry into an organization that internalized and embraced Quality Management. Through a partnership with the Belize Bureau of Standards, the Ministry began a two-year process to ready itself for Certification under the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) 9001:2015 Standard on Quality Management. Since then, the Ministry, its staff, its facilities have undertaken a physical and operational transformation that led to the achievement of certification in July 2019. This made the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation the first Government Ministry to achieve this certification.

Quality Policy

The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation established a 5C strategy that led to Certification.

Read our Quality Policy.

Guiding Principles

The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation strives to build upon the following four guiding principles:


Integrating information, communication and technology to develop Belize's tourism industry


to the changing dynamics of global tourism, updating Belize's legal and regulatory framework, in order to ensure sustainable economic growth in Belize.


to the environmental, economic and social challenges to global trade and travel by monitoring, forecasting, and mitigating potential trends efficiently and effectively


Continuous planning, monitoring and management of tourism development in Belize, through local & global engagement

New Protocols for Travelling to Belize

As a result of COVID-19, Belize has implemented new travel protocols for visitors to the destination, including the use of only Gold Standard hotels and Tour Operators that are certified for enhanced health, safety and cleanliness.

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Find out more about travelling to Belize.

Tri-Partite Collaboration for Sustainable Tourism Development in Protected Areas

Belmopan (22nd June 2020). The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MTCA), the Ministry of Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development (MFFSD), and the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) on June 22nd, 2020 signed a first of kind tri-partied Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in the planning, resource mobilization, development and promotion of Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas. As a part of this MOU, the Parties will develop National Guidelines for Tourism Development in Protected Areas, including minimum requirements for tourism concessions, and the development of an eco-label certification program for tourism providers in protected areas.

Read more below:

Press Release – Signing of MTCA MFFSD PACT MoU

URGENT NOTICE – Virtual Forum on COVID-19

In an effort to provide the most updated information on COVID-19, The Belize Tourism Board in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Health will be hosting a virtual forum for the tourism private sector.

This virtual forum will be held on Friday, March 6th, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

All are invited to participate as the Director of Health Services, Dr. Marvin Manzanero will share information that could assist us in better understanding the situation and what it means for the Tourism Industry.

Below is the link to connect to the forum:

Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation is First Government Ministry to Achieve ISO 9001:2015 Certification

On July 24th, 2019, the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MTCA) received notification from its Certification Agent in Jamaica (National Certification Body of Jamaica), that effective July 18th, 2019, the MTCA has been approved for Certification under the International Organization for Standardization’s 9001:2015 Standard (ISO 9001:2015).

This makes the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation the first Government Ministry of Belize to have achieved this coveted international certification in Quality Management. Read more here: ISO Press ReleaseRVD

Letter of Intent Signed between Belize and the Republic of China (Taiwan) for Cooperation in Tourism

BELIZE CITY, June 19th, 2019 – As part of the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Belize and the Republic of China (Taiwan), The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation of Belize and the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of the Republic of China (Taiwan) signed a Letter of Intent on a framework for tourism cooperation. The Letter of Intent is a first step towards bilateral cooperation in the field of tourism to further strengthen communication and collaboration between both countries, promote information sharing and knowledge transfer, and support professional expert exchanges and capacity building programs.

The delegations held a brief bilateral meeting prior to the signing event to discuss areas of cooperation aimed at promoting the responsible and sustainable development of Tourism and Aviation in both countries. The Taiwanese delegation, led by the Minister of Transportation and Communications, Dr. Chia Lung Lin, included representatives from the Department of Navigation and Aviation, the Tourism Bureau, Chunghwa Post Co. Ltd., Taoyuan International Airport Corporation, the Taipei Economics and Cultural Office in Los Angeles, and the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The Belize Delegation was headed by Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Hon. Manuel Heredia and included representatives from the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, the Belize Tourism Board, the Belize Airports Authority, the Border Management Agency, and the Department of Civil Aviation.

Minister Heredia commented: “As we celebrate 30 years of Diplomatic Relations with Taiwan this year, it gives us great pleasure to serve as host to this event which marks a historic milestone in our countries’ relationship. With the signing of this Letter of Intent, we look forward to seeing this partnership program between our two countries evolve into a meaningful platform to advance our sustainable tourism agenda.”

The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation and the Belize Tourism Board remain committed to continue fostering friendly relations and mutual cooperation between Belize and other nations in the travel and tourism sectors.


Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation
Tel: 227-2801/02

Belize City Sustainable Tourism Assessment

The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MTCA), the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) through the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) partnered with the George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies to conduct a Destination Sustainable Assessment for Belize City, using the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) sustainable tourism criteria. The Sustainable Assessment is a first time for Belize and to the Mesoamerican region where similar assessments have been conducted in Roatan, Honduras and Cozumel, Mexico in 2018.

Click the link below to learn more.

PR-GSTC AssessmentBelizeCityTourism

Phasing Out Single-use Plastic

On 20 March 2018, Cabinet approved a phase-out of single-use plastic by 2019 with the objective of reducing the amount of plastics that enter Belize’s waste stream and polluting our environment, transitioning to biodegradable products, and protecting human health from the negative effects of plastic pollution.

To find out what will be phased out, how the phase out will be executed and what you can do contribute to a clean and green Belize, click here.

The Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project signs contract for the development of the Paslow Parking Lot

BELIZE CITY, Belize, June 3rd , 2019 – Today, the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation through the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project is please to inform the General Public that it has signed a contract with Eric Martinez and Son Construction and Design Ltd. for the construction of a new ferroconcrete building, which will be constructed at the site once occupied by the Paslow Building. Click the link below to learn more.

Press Release Signing of Construction Contract Paslow