This past weekend the Belize Embassy in Washington DC hosted their third annual open day where they featured and promoted a little of everything that is Belizean. This annual event, Passport DC, is organized by a non-profit organization called Cultural Tourism DC, and it counts with the participation of about seventy Embassies located in Washington, DC.
Last year, the Embassy of Belize based its participation on the Belize rainforest with the theme “Special emphasis on the Chiquibul National Park” were over three thousand five hundred visitors came through the premises in one day. In 2012, the theme was the Maya World that attracted over three thousand five hundred visitors. Now this year, the Belize Embassy based there presentation on the Belize Barrier Reef.
CTV3 News was made to understand that the Embassy of Belize in Washington DC features annually Belizean DJ’s, cultural presentations, Belizean food, drinks and more. When we talk about drinks, this year Cuello’s Distillery Limited was invited to promote one of Belize's most marketed products, Caribbean Rum.
According to the Embassy, Cuello’s Distillery Limited, represented in this case by Hilberto and Waldir Cuello and their spouses, showcased their products in a booth to help promote Belize. Taking advantage of the opportunity Cuellos Distillery Limited presented its products to a massive potential new market, in a special setting catering to visitors from the Washington DC metropolitan area and the international community that resides in the area.
We understand that all proceeds gathered at the event were donated to the Inspiration Centre in Belize. It is reported that a total of five thousand visitors attended this year’s open day which was also attended by Minister of Forest, Fisheries, and Sustainable Development, Hon. Lisel Alamilla.
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