General Information

Date: May 3-5, 2017 (optional post tours through May 8)
Place: Belize City, Belize, Central America
Organized by: Belize Tourism Industry Association

The Belize Tourism Expo 2017 (BETEX 2017) will be hosted in Belize on May 3 – 5, 2017. The two-day centralized trade exhibition is an exclusive opportunity for international travel resellers (Buyers) to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business with local travel suppliers (Suppliers), learn more about Belize and experience the destination firsthand.

BETEX is open to registered participants only, showcasing Belize travel destinations, hotels, tour operators and other tourism service providers. By attending BETEX, participants gain immediate competitive advantage for their businesses and stay abreast of the latest developments in Belize. Buyers have the option to participate in Post Tours (3 additional nights) which will allow them to immerse themselves in the product and learn firsthand how to sell Belize.

Following arrivals and the welcome reception on May 3, Belize’s top suppliers will exhibit at a tradeshow in Belize City on May 4 and 5 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The tradeshow will feature booth displays, one-on-one business meetings (with pre-scheduled appointments) and seminars. Buyers then have the option to depart on May 5 or participate in Post Tours (3 additional nights with international departures on May 8). Post Tours will allow visitors to immerse themselves in the product and learn firsthand how to sell Belize. Belize’s rich cultural diversity and gastronomy will be highlighted throughout BETEX event and post tours.

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 About Belize

As the only English-speaking country in Central America, Belize offers a unique combination of richly rewarding experiences. From the moment you arrive in Belize – whether you are an adventure traveler, part of a family trip or in the country for a relaxing beach vacation – Belize people and culture make you feel as welcome and comfortable, like nowhere you’ve ever visited.

Swim with exotic sea life along the Western Hemisphere largest barrier reef. Explore the fascinating mysteries of the largest concentration of Maya sites in the region. Hike thousands of acres of unspoiled forest, including one of the only jaguar preserves in the world. Escape to any of the more than 400 tropical islands and three (3) of the Western Hemisphere four (4) coral atolls, surrounded by pristine turquoise waters. Discover the highest waterfall and the most extensive cave system in Central America and dive the captivating Blue Hole.

For more information about Belize – the destination, things to do, getting around, facts and accommodations – visit www.travelbelize.org.

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Sponsors

As a nationally and internationally recognized event, BETEX 2017 offers a great opportunity for sponsors to contribute to its success and to benefit by marketing and promoting their goods and services. Your contribution to make this event a success demonstrates that you share the vision that BETEX provides a gateway for Belize to the world and for visitors to experience and savor the adventure and to better market, promote and sell Belize. Your sponsorship helps in the following ways:

  • Showcase the quality of products and services offered by our local travel suppliers
  • Build relationships for Belize with new and existing international trade partners and press representatives
  • Allow for travel trade professionals to increase their knowledge of Belize through education and personal experience
  • Establish new business connections and increase profitability in Belize

As a nationally and internationally recognized event, BETEX 2017 offers a great opportunity for sponsors to contribute to its success and to benefit by marketing and promoting their goods and services. Your contribution to make this event a success demonstrates that you share the vision that BETEX provides a gateway for Belize to the world and for visitors to experience and savor the adventure and to better market, promote and sell Belize. Your sponsorship helps in the following ways:

BETEX Sponsorship Packages:

  Platinum

$10,000 +

Diamond

$6,000 – $9,999

Gold

$3,000 – $5,999

Silver

$1,000 – $2,999

Logo on print promotional materials All Limited Limited Limited
Full color ad in participant directory Full Page ¾ Page ½ Page
Logo in participant directory sponsor page Yes Yes Yes Yes
Participation in Media Appearances Yes
Sponsorship recognition in media Yes Yes Yes  Yes
Logo/link on BETEX website homepage Yes Yes    
Logo/link on website sponsor/supporter page Yes Yes Yes Yes
Exhibit space outside of trading area Yes    
Banner in marketplace area 3  1
Logo on Sponsor Banner in marketplace area Yes Yes Yes Yes
Logo on Official BETEX Shirts Yes
1 Free email promotion of choice to registered buyers or suppliers Yes    
Invitations to participate in Opening Night function 4 Persons 2 Persons 1 Persons 1 Person
Opportunity to distribute small promotional item in delegate bags Yes

Please contact our Marketing and Event Manager, Gale Malic-Ozaeta, via email at betex@btia.org or

give her a call at (501)-227- 1144 to meet and discuss this marketing opportunity with you.

Meet our Experienced Staff

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JOHN M. BURGOS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | BTIA

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GALE MALIC-OZAETA

EVENT & MARKETING MNG| BETEX

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TALIA TILLETT

MEMBERSHIP OFF.| BTIA

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JONNELL AUGUSTINE

ACCOUNTANT | BTIA

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