Mayas Want A Place in the Tourism Policy?

Updated: August 3, 2017

There was a vast representation of the stakeholders in the tourism sector at the presentation of the National Tourism Policy. Among them were representatives of the Maya Leaders Alliance. Spokesperson for the Alliance, Cristina Coc says they are quote, “intimately concerned with the various national policies where it concerns the Maya lands… people…and their development,” end of quote. Coc says the Tourism Policy will determine how tourism will affect the lives of the Maya people in southern Belize and they are, therefore, concerned whether the policy incorporates the visions and aspirations of the Maya communities.