Tuesday, December 22, 2009
BELIZE UDP REPORT CARD DROPS TO 37%
BELIZE UDP GOVERNMENT REPORT CARD DROPS TO 37%
UDP government under Barrow and Cabinet ignores regional tourism. UDP strangle tourist sector in Belize and chokes the economy.
Last weekend I received a call from a Bogota group wanting to scuba dive the Blue Hole and see the ruins and ATM cave. I'm out of the tourist business, but they were saying they were not sure they were coming, because the tourist visa is so stringent. They are saying it still takes 3 or 4 months through the British Embassy, in Colombia, you have to provide things like a Bank Statement, proof of property ownership, a Police check and an Interpol report among other things. They gave me a list of obstructions, but I forget them.
Most of their group were disgusted with the whole roadblock of tourism by Belize. They can travel to the USA a whole lot easier.
This was a subject under discussion last year on here, and by now I had thought that BTB and the BTIA and the Foreign Minister and the Immigration Minister and the Tourist Minister had resolved this visa thingy. Apparently not?
I know they the Cabinet Ministers had not done anything about it for last summer tourist high season, but I thought they would have done it by now, for the winter High season starting this week and running out for the next 8 months into 2010.
I'm disappointed that the UDP Cabinet are not doing their jobs for regional tourism. We have 34 countries in the American continent and ALL of them should be able to come in on a 30 day tourist visa without strings.
We are lopping off 10 points from the UDP Report Card from 47 points to 37 points, for incompetence, lethargy, failure to tend to the business of the country.
UDP REPORT CARD NOW 37%
Posted by A Professional BEACH BUM retires in Belize! at 1:02 PM