The Ministry of Tourism and Culture of Belize is a government ministry headed by Hon. Manuel Heredia, Jr and Chief Executive Officer Tracy Panton.The Ministry’s key role is to implement and review policies and legislation associated with the four portfolios that fall under the auspices of this Ministry. These portfolios are: Belize Archives and Records Service (BARS), Belize Tourism Board (BTB), Border Management Agency (BMA), and National Institute of Culture and History (NICH)
The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MTCA) is a government entity that provides leadership, strategic direction, good governance and oversight on all matters relating to the development of tourism and civil aviation for and on behalf of the Government of Belize. In this capacity, the Ministry is expected to ensure that tax revenues are being efficiently utilized to support the national development plans/ priorities as determined by the legislature and to enhance transparency and accountability in the overall governance of the sectors it represents.