S&L Travel and Tours Company started in the 1950’s when Lascelle Tillett was a cab driver. He took tourists, who visited Belize, sightseeing. The term tour guide was not used in Belize, because tourism had not yet grown into the industry it is today.
In the late 1970’s with his wife Sarita Tillett, he started to do itineraries which included tour packages and hotel reservations in their home. They both did guided tours for their clients.
In the early 1990’s, as they watched the tourism industry grow, they decided that it was time for them to expand their horizons. They moved the business to an office in the heart of downtown Belize City. On February 1, 1991, S&L Travel and Tours was opened on 91 North Front Street (where the office is still located today). S&L Travel specializes in birding and natural history tours.
S&L Travel and Tours has since then attended countless trade shows promoting Belize. Some notable trade shows which S&L attended are WTM in London, ITB in Germany and FITUR in Spain. The company has also attended trade shows in Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica.
The Belize Tourism Board awarded S&L Travel and Tours with the Tour Operator of the Year award in 1998. In 2007, Lascelle Tillett received the National Tourism Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Tourism Industry. Mr. Tillett has also been featured in several international television documentary shows for example ‘The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’.
After 35 years and being one of the pioneers in the tourism industry, S&L Travel and Tours continues to provide excellent tourism packages and overall customer service and satisfaction.