Sustainable Tourism Program

A nurturing approach to Belize’s environment, economy and socio-cultural development through responsible and sustainable tourism projects…

The Sustainable Tourism Program (STP) is an initiative formed through the Ministry of Tourism with partnership and support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Belize Tourism Board (BTB). Presently, the Sustainable Tourism Program II has a set of objectives, focused on increasing income, revenue and employment opportunities within the tourism sector. Other focuses includes: the promotion of disaster and climate resilience, and environmental sustainability in tourism destinations to improve the governance of the industry and fostering an enabling environment for the private sector to invest in overnight tourism.

These objectives will see vast improvement to infrastructures, capacity building and other initiatives within the emerging destinations of Cayo, Corozal, Punta Gorda Town and Caye Caulker.