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Belize Tourism Board signs agreements to support youth in Belize


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Posted: Friday, July 1, 2022 6:48 pm CST

Benjamin Flowers: Today, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) signed two agreements to support youth development, introducing them to the Belize tourism sector and its opportunities through guided tours.

Agreements targeting at-risk youth in communities buffering cruise tourism in the city have been signed with Glenford “Timmy” Stamp and the Belize Audubon Society. Under the agreements, Mr. Stamp will provide after-school programs for young people from urban areas, and BAS will partner with Mr. Stamp and BTB to provide field trips.

Evan Tillett, director of tourism for BTB, signed the agreements with Mr. Stamp and Amanda Acosta, chief executive of BAS.

“Cruise tourism has a far-reaching impact on communities and the socio-economic structure of destinations. It is also important for the tourism sector to support social programs that aim to provide positive opportunities for personal growth and education in communities like Belize City that rely heavily on cruise tourism,” BTB said after the signing ceremony.

BTB also said Stamp’s after-school programs will provide at-risk youth with constructive educational and life-skills programs that will allow them to not only immerse themselves in experiential activities but also understand the role tourism plays as a key economic driver.

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