Friday, August 1, 2008

They're Here!

Seven of the eight delegates for The Reina De La Costa Maya Pageant 2008 arrived on the island. Miss Belize delegate Jessie Medina, alongside last year's winner, Miss Belize Maria Jeffery, welcomed delegates from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama. A dinner was held in their honor at Riverside Tavern on July 31st, and on August 1st, it was a whirlwind of activities and photo shoots in Belize City.

The Belize City Mayor, Zenaida Moya, had a meet and greet with the ladies.

The beauties were then whisked off for a photo shoot at the House of Culture.

Some pensive, some smiling - they were into their photo shoot!

Lunch was at Harbor View Restaurant - yummy!

Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador arrive via Tropic Air.

Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico came via Maya Island Air.

Miss Honduras is expected to arrive on Saturday, August 2nd. The delegates' days are booked solid with wonderful activities and practices leading up to the pageant itself, which kicks off the Costa Maya Festival Weekend.
Good luck to all the contestants!

BTB hosts BETEX 2008

Every two years, collaborating together, Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) and the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) organize what has become internationally known as BETEX. This year’s event kicked off in sunny San Pedro Town at the SunBreeze Hotel with local suppliers showcasing the best of what Belize has to offer. Travel trade professional were on hand to experience first hand the beauty of our country. Hotels, restaurants and many more were present in the exchange of information. Following the beginning night of BETEX, everyone was treated to a delicious dinner at El Patio. BETEX continues tonight. Here are some highlights..
Ramon's Village participated.
Discovery Expedition showcased their tours.
Changes in Latitudes held a booth and exchanged information.
Staff of El Divino participated..
As well as Staff from The Holiday Hotel.
BETEX continues tonight at the Sunbreeze Hotel, everyone is invited to come out and browse thru the booths.