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TOUR OPERATOR LICENSE

FROM START TO APPROVAL

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NEW & RENEWAL

TOUR OPERATOR LICENSE

Before you can operate a tour business in Belize, you must apply for and get approval for a tour operator license. Let us help you with your tour operator application. Whether you are renewing or applying for the first time. We will you assist from start to approval.

MAJORITY SHAREHOLDER

BUSINESS OWNERSHIP

It is required that an entity applying for a Tour Operator License MUST be majority owned by Belizeans or permanent residents of Belize. Proof of same MUST be provided.

TIME FRAME

HOW LONG IS THE PROCESS?

We normally schedule the entire process for 3 months. It can take longer, depending on how quickly you send in all necessary documents. Once the application is submitted the licensing process can take up to two (2) weeks.

IT'S THE LAW

OPERATING WITHOUT A LICENSE

As per the Belize Tourism Board (Tour Operators) Regulations, it is an offense to operate without a valid Tour Operator Licence and a person or persons found guilty of said offence is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and period of imprisonment.

EVERY YEAR BEFORE DEC. 31ST

HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO RENEW?

To avoid being unlicensed for any period of time you must renew two (2) weeks before the expiration date. Any Tour Operator who fails to complete the entire renewal process before December 31st, and continues to operate will be deemed as operating unlicensed and illegally.

TGS IS REQUIRED

TOURISM GOLD STANDARD CERTIFIED

It is very important to note that for your Belize tour operator license to be approved, you must also apply for and become Tourism Gold Standard Certified.

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