The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) recognized the top tourism performers during its 17th National Tourism Awards Gala Event held on Saturday, 19th October in Belize City.
Congratulations goes out especially to the winners from San Pedro namely Grand Caribe on their win for Top Performing Hotel of the Year, the San Pedro Tour Guide Association - for the Tour Guide Association of the Year and to Mrs. Kelly McDermott Kanabar on her win for this year's Minister's Award.
The signature event underscored the accomplishments made over the past year by our local partners. The BTB recognized tourism professionals in the areas of Tour Guide of the Year, Front Line Personnel of the Year, Tour Guide Association of the Year, Hotel of the Year, Small Accommodation of the Year, Tour Operator of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, Hospitality Award of the Year, Site of the Year, Lifetime Tourism Award, Major Festival and Event of the Year and the Minister’s Award.
The winners were verified by a panel of judges. The winners for 2019 are:
Martin Ack – Tour Guide of the Year
Shakira McGregor – Front Line Person of the Year
Street Art Festival – Major Festival and Event of the Year
San Pedro Tourist Guide Association – Tour Guide Association of the Year
The Lodge at Jaguar Reef – Hotel of the Year
Blue Marlin Beach Resort – Small Accommodation of the Year
Island Adventures Ltd – Tour Operator of the Year
The Grove House Restaurant at Sleeping Giant – Restaurant of the Year
Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort – Hospitality Award of the Year
Caye Caulker – Destination of the Year
Sarita & Lacelle Tillett – Lifetime Tourism Award
Kelly McDermott Kanabar – Minister’s Award
Half Moon Caye – Tourism Site of the Year
Grand Caribe Resort – Top Performing Hotel of the Year
The BTB takes the opportunity to congratulate all the winners of the 17th National Tourism Awards as well as all nominees for their excellent work throughout the year.