Belize joins World Heritage Alliance.
The Belize Tourism Board said Dec. 6 it has joined the World
Heritage Alliance for Sustainable Tourism as one of the WHA's
newest associate partners. The WHA is an initiative founded by Expedia,
Inc. and the United Nations Foundation, to support UNESCO's goal of
promoting and protecting the 851 World Heritage sites worldwide. Tourism
Director, Tracy Panton said that WHA principles include participating in
staff training programs, educating the public about World Heritage,
supporting community development around World Heritage sites, engaging
employees to support the local community and supporting the UN in its
efforts to encourage sustainable tourism. Details: www.travelbelize.org
and www. worldheritagealliance.org.