New Direct LAX Air Service a Boon for Belize

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The recent announcement of direct flights from Los Angeles to Belize has been hailed by Belizean resort owners as a boon for the local tourism industry. According to the Lodge at Chaa Creek’s marketing director Larry Waight, the new service, scheduled to begin December 2013, will encourage more west coast travellers to consider the Caribbean as a viable alternative to destinations like Mexico’s Pacific coast and Hawaii. The direct flights will also make it easier for members of Belize’s large diaspora, many of whom reside in California, to visit family and friends and spend holidays in their country of origin, he added. “It very good news for the entire Belize tourism industry, as it makes a Belize vacation more viable to a larger audience.

Lonely Planet Picks Belize as a Top Family Friendly Destination

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Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book publisher in the world has selected Belize as a top family friendly destination. In an article entitled “5 family-friendly destinations you might not have thought about” written by Robert Reid and published on February 20 on the Lonely Planet website, the writer describes Belize as an affordable Caribbean destination for families.

Chaa Creek kicks off 2013 Super Tuesdays

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Belize’s Chaa Creek is kicking off their popular Super Tuesday special discounts for 2013 with an extra kick this week, according to marketing administrator Larry Waight. “Beginning today, January 15, every Tuesday in January will be a Super Tuesday, meaning that vigilant travellers will have three opportunities to secure some pretty amazing discounts this month,” Mr Waight said. “And, as a surprise kick, we’re giving prospective guests until 12 midnight on each following Wednesday to book in and receive the discounts, basically doubling their chances to receive hefty savings off all Chaa Creek accommodation and some select all-inclusive Belize vacation packages,” he added.

Winter Solstice: A Time to Celebrate

We are not fancy people and are somewhat intimidated by fancy places, but the draw of jungle trails, a rainforest preserve, a Mayan underworld, Mayan medicine and holistic healing (tickling into my career in nursing) is strong. Ceremony is an added bonus. The nature in which the contest is offered is also a positive for me….to know that you, the people who are presenting this opportunity, are enjoying doing so in the spirit of hospitality and giving, and having fun with it!