May 5, 2009
24 Tangerine Street
Belmopan, Cayo District
Dear Tourism Partners & Friends,
We wrote to you on May 1st expressing concern that the Third International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations (RTD-III) might have to be postponed.
Today it is clear that with many countries having banned all but essential travel to Mexico and the government of Belize having banned public meetings we have no choice but to postpone the conference to a date later in
the year. No confirmed cases have been detected in Belize to date however regional authorities, the local government and the Belize Ministry of Health are currently engaged in precautionary measures to abate the spread of virus.
However, as a consequence of the ban on public gatherings and the travel advisories against travel to Mexico we have no choice but to postpone. We shall consult with you about alternative dates and we�ll be back in touch as soon as we have caught our breath.
I hope that you will understand what a difficult decision this has been but in the current situation we are unable to go ahead and have no alternative but to postpone.
We look forward to your continued support and understanding in these difficult times.
Kenrick Theus, Director
International Centre for Responsible Tourism-Belize