The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is part of the Ministry of Tourism in Belize. The BTB aims to develop and maintain a strategic partnership between government and the private sector. The BTB describes it’s vision as “A progressive institution fostering responsible development of the tourism industry for the socio-economic growth of Belize through prudent, transparent and effective governance.”
The mission of the BTB is to develop tourism initiatives and programs. It is responsible for implementing tourism policies and to cater for the needs of visitors.
The government of Belize has declared that tourism is “a national priority”. It intends to achieve this priority in cooperation with local communities, so that tourism benefits the economy as a whole.