Wednesday, August 31, 2011
BTB, ONE OF THE BIGGEST WASTE AND TAX SCAMS SCHEMES IN BELIZE?
WASTE OF TAX DOLLARS IN THE COUNTRY OF BELIZE.
BTB, THE BELIZE TOURISM BOARD A BEEEEG CULPRIT ( see below ) Jobs for cronies and siphoning off money collected by the BTB via party jobs, phoney web promotions and the like. Judge for yourself!
Letter to the Editor about the BTB
Dear Ambergris Daily,
I have read quite a few articles that you have written addressing the BTB (Belize Tourism Board), mainly regarding the 2011 World Series of Poker and the lack of coverage around what should be a huge media blitz for Belize.
It prompted me to do a little reading and research around the BTB by checking out their website, their 2010-2012 action plan (available on the website) and stopping by their office in San Pedro.
Here is what I found:
1. The office in San Pedro has two full time armed guards sitting on the balcony. Interesting. I’m all for providing jobs…but these seem totally unnecessary. Inside the BTB office, I asked about pamphlets or some advertising material that I could use to learn about Belize. They didn’t have anything and referred me to the website.
2. The action plan available on the website has quite a few objectives. Internet marketing is a big one. That makes excellent sense. But the blog that they advertise doesn’t seen to connect to anything. www.belizetourism.org/tblog Maybe you will have more luck? I am a fan of their facebook page and a follower on Twitter. 1500 followers? Last updated on August 1st? Hardly the work of a full time media department. St Kitts/Nevis, population 39,000 has almost twice as many followers. Maybe we could give the security guards mentioned above lap tops and they can blog while sitting there all day.
3. There is no mention of the reef or the Cayes at all in the condensed plan. It seems mainly focused on making Belize City a tourist center.
Blah, blah, blah…BTB is bullshit. I’m typing this at the end to see if you actually read this stuff.
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