Minister of Tourism and Culture in Belize Manuel Heredia is eager to form closer ties with Barbados in the area of marketing and airlift.
The long-serving politician told Barbados TODAY that Bridgetown remains a close friend of Belmopan, and he believes there are “many good things” that can be done between to two nations when it comes to tourism.
“One, is the airlift, which I believe can be done either directly or probably through Cuba, Barbados, Belize. Also there is a possibility of marketing together. There are many things we have in Belize for example on the archeological side that you don’t have in Barbados, but there are also things that Barbados has that Belize doesn’t have. And as Caribbean sisters I believe that we should open doors for making sure we can do things together,” said Heredia.
He said while the entire Caribbean is a gem with various beauty and charm to offer visitors, he believes Barbados remains one of the best that others, including Belize, could learn from.
“The whole Caribbean is a magnificent market but Barbados is far ahead of us when it comes to development. I believe there are some things that we have to learn from you all, but there are also good things you can learn from us also,” he said.
“We have been talking together with your Minister [of Tourism Richard] Sealy and myself, the possibility of establishing some type of good relationship with the two countries. It is matter of continuing the dialogue and I believe that there is something good we can get out of that,” Heredia added.