The Belize Hotel Association holds Annual General Meeting

The Belize Hotel Association (BHA) wishes to inform the general public of the appointment of the new Board of Directors which was held at its Annual General Meeting on June 19th, 2015. The New Board of Directors is as follows:


1st Vice President

2nd Vice President



Past President






Leisa Carr-Caceres

Sandra van Noord

Julie Kee

Shakira Tsai

Barbara Hall

Doug Thompson

Robin McCutcheon

Becky Chan

Tessie Tonaco

Chantel Garcia

Rebecca Rath

Banana Bank Lodge

Portofino Beach Resort

Tropic Air Belize

Belize Bank International Ltd

A Belizean Nirvana

Black Orchid Resort

The Added Touch

Caye Caulker Plaza Hotel

Ramada Belize City Princess

Hopkins Bay Belize

Pelican Beach Resorts


Mrs. Leisa Carr-Caceres retained her Presidential position on the board for the next coming year July 1st 2015 – June 30th, 2016. Doug Thompson remains as a very active past President and is still on the Board for the Belize Tourism Board as the representative for BHA. A reshuffling of the Board took place as most of the previous serving members remained on the board with different posts. Added to the slate of directors was Tessie Tonaco from the Ramada Belize City Princess, Chantel Garcia from Hopkins Bay Belize and Rebecca Rath from Pelican Beach Resorts. The BHA looks forward to their collaboration, vibrant energy and service to the Association and its members.

Other highlights of the Annual General Meeting were our Guest Speaker Ms. Janelle Chanona, Vice President of Oceana Belize who stressed on the importance of our Marine environment to our Tourism Industry. Ms. Noriko Gamero, BTB’s new Marketing and Public Relations Manager was also an invited speaker who launched a presentation on their local Ad Campaign which will be made available to all hotels and service providers in Belize to encourage local visitation within the slow months. The BHA also launched its new website idea outlining how members will be benefiting from this upgrade.

The Belize Hotel Association would also like to thank all our sponsors and supporters of the Annual General Meeting.

Thank you for your generosity:

The Added Touch, SMART Belize, Cuellos Distillery Ltd., Atlantic Bank Ltd., Caves Branch Jungle & Adventure Lodge, Belize Telemedia Ltd., Travellers Liquors, Banana Bank Lodge, Wine Divine San Pedro, Bowen & Bowen & Hot Mama’s Belize