Tourism Stakeholders Out West Get Affected by Floods
While this weekend’s torrential rains caused major flooding out west, resulting in homes being destroyed by water, businesses are also grappling with damage to their properties. A number of those businesses are part of the tourism industry and, according to the Director of Cruise Quality Management and Capacity Development at the Belize Tourism Board, Abil Castaneda, they are currently assessing the damage to determine how they can move forward with the situation.
Abil Castaneda, Director of Cruise Quality Management and Capacity Development, BTB: “First of all just sending our prayers and our thoughts to those that are affected by the flood and yes in the west we have quite a bit of our tourism stakeholders, hotels that are most likely affected. I cannot say what will be done in terms of the government and all of that but I do know that we’re making some preparations to do an assessment of what the overall impact was of this event and it’s an event that’s still very dynamic as well you know there is still a lot of flooding about the country. In the past the last time we did an assessment for I think it was Hurricane Earl and for Iota and Eta the recovery time was about two days.”