Tourism Gold Standard Gift Shops
With the country’s reopening on October 1, 2020, and newly relaxed protocols, the Belize Tourism Board has extended its “Tourism Gold Standard Program’ to include gift shops. This 9-point program seeks to enhance the tourism industry’s health and safety standards by adapting new behaviors to ensure the safety of travelers. These new protocols focus on gift shops’ sanitization practices, workplace policies and social distancing procedures.
Tourism Gold Standard gift shops are those that:
- Appoint a Tourism Gold Standard Manager
- Implement monitoring and reporting
- Ensure social distancing protocols
- Implement enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures
- Develop a response plan
- Ensure clear and consistent communication
- Install Sanitizing stations
- Deploy new technology
- Implement a training plan
Visitors will be able to enjoy their souvenirs while being confident their safety is the Belize tourism industry’s top priority.
Here is a list of the Gold Standard Gift Shops, to date:
Note: The Tourism Gold Standard Gift Shops listing is being updated daily, as the BTB continues to process applications, inspect and approve new gift shops for recognition into the program. Our gift shops have all raised the standard of health and safety protocols being implemented on their experiences, as we welcome back travelers to Belize.