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As expected, 2014 was as record breaking year for Belize, with 1,207,386 tourist arrivals recorded by the Belize Tourism Board (BTB). Last year also saw Belize break the long sought after but heretofore elusive figure of 300,000 overnight visitors, a tourism goal akin to a runner breaking the four minute mile, with the BTB figures showing a record 321,220 overnight visitors. This represents a very impressive 9.2 percent increase from the year before.
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This is good news, and The Belize Tourism Board released the information in much the same way it was received by tourism industry stakeholders – with big smiles across the faces. We are growing as an overnight tourism destination, attracting the sort of people who stay longer, spend more money, and get to know Belize and Belizeans better.
Just like the Blues greats such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf and Buddy Guy, Paranda musicians stir something deep inside. Paul Nabor’s Naguya Ne (I am Moving On) just seems to get more poignant and soulful with each listen, and the younger Aurelio Martinez is carrying on that soulful tradition.He’s an artist that stays true to the form yet is instantly recognisable for his own distinctive style. So it was a pleasure to hear that the Belize Tourism Board, aka the BTB, selected one of his songs, “Santo Negro”, as the backing track for its promotional video. Great decision I thought, as I sat back, closed my eyes and savoured it again. Yes, this evokes Belize to someone who knows and loves it, and is a wonderful introduction to the country for others.
In its introduction, Forbes’ photo feature states that, “Living overseas is different from just visiting. Before you retire to a foreign country, consider not just the weather and cost of living, but also healthcare; safety; tax and visa requirements; and how friendly the country is to foreigners. Here are some possibilities,” and then goes on to list fifteen of what it considers the world’s best retirement choices.
The August issue guides readers through Central and South America. The article on Belize speaks about Prince Harry’s visit in March, 2012, and also lists activities he should experience upon his return. It mentions the street fair that was held in his honor, in Belmopan, and his climb of Xunantunich.
The BETEX Opening Night is Belize’s tourism event of the year. BETEX registered delegates, members of the local and international press, and special invited guests will enjoy an evening filled with cultural food displays, live performances and lots of entertainment. Belize’s key tourism stakeholders that are BETEX registered Exhibitors will welcome and mingle with international wholesalers and travel agents for a vibrant evening of networking, fun and dance.
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The Belize Tourism Expo (BETEX) is coming up next week. It’s a major tourism showcase that brings together local stakeholders with international travel agents to promote Belize as a tourism destination. BETEX is held every two years by the Belize Tourism Industry Association with planning assistance from Idea Lab studios and this year, it’s going to be a five day event, starting next Wednesday.
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Belize’s rich Maya heritage is something that all Belizeans share and take pride in, and it’s been wonderful to see representatives from so many different sectors – government, private industry, art and cultural groups along with a range of individuals, work together to present and promote our real Maya heritage as world attention focuses on Belize.
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The Belize Tourism Board is proud to announce its newest venture: FACEBOOK BELIZE. This November, in an effort to augment posting and comments on our Belize Vacation Facebook page, the BTB has been working harder than ever to find ways of engaging travelers to share their experiences at all points of their vacation. Travelers, who are heading home from a Belize vacation experience, now have the opportunity to post their experiences from a total of three internet stations that are located in the departure area of the Philip Goldson International Airport at Gates 1, 3 and 4. As is customary, most travelers are subjected to a layover time in the departure lounge and it is our hope that our visitors can utilize these stations to comment on their vacation in Belize prior to their departure.
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The Maya Organic Farm at Chaa Creek has been selected by Bootsnall.com as a green way to experience Belize. Bootsnall.com is an independent travel company based in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and since 1998 their purpose has been to cultivate an organic community that encourages independent travel.
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The Belize Tourism Board today announces a partnership with Virtuoso® – the leading network of travel advisors offering a “Return on Life” through meaningful travel experiences – to become a Preferred Destination. The alliance with Virtuoso will provide Belize with access to over 300 travel agencies employing more than 6,000 travel specialists in 22 countries, ranging from North and South America to the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand.
My job as Global Ambassador is to help Belize to shine on the world stage of tourism, to assist BTB in reaching its strategic marketing goals, and to position Belize as a leader among tourism destinations worldwide. Ladies and gentlemen, Belize is “Nature’s Best Kept Secret,” and it is time to let that secret out! Let the world to discover this country’s treasures, along with Belize’s sustainable tourism leadership in protecting these treasures for future generations of Belizeans and travelers who come to enjoy this wonderful country.
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We consider a strong focus on training as a solid investment. Over the years we have watched the calibre of Chaa Creek’s services grow along with the level of skill and job satisfaction of our staff, and there is no doubt that our guests benefit from skilled-up, contented employees who enjoy their work and see opportunities to further themselves. Many of our supervisory and management positions have been filled in-house by staff moving up the ladder here at Chaa Creek or in other resorts throughout Belize. Many former employees have even branched out to become tourism entrepreneurs in their own right, and this is something we support and encourage.
According to the Belize Tourism Board, “This award recognizes a licensed hotel that offers a gateway to paradise where service exceeds excellence while being engulfed with the positive attitude and attentiveness of staff, offering exceptional value for money, outstanding facilities and amenities, remarkable ambiance, innovation and the ability to provide visitors with a true sample of the Belize brand”.
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BELIZE CITY, Belize, Oct. 27 /CNW/ — As of 10:00 a.m. MST, Wednesday, October 27, 2010, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is confirming the safe capture of a jaguar that was at large in Belmopan – central Belize – and is declaring it is now safe for travelers and residents to resume planned trips and tours in and around the area. The BTB is issuing this latest announcement as a follow-up to the U.S. Embassy Warden Message on October 26 alerting Americans of the escaped jaguar.
Your full day experience in one of Belize’s nature reserves will amaze you when you see the drastic change from Broad-Leaf Forest to Pine Forest. Your adventure starts from Chaa Creek at 8:00 a.m. and in only 90 minutes you will be admiring the 1000-ft. Waterfall. You will then drive down to the Rio Frio Cave where you can marvel at the awesome corrosive power that water has on Karst Limestone. However, this is not the only attraction at this …
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Originally slated for May 19 – 22, 2009, in Belmopan, the capital of Belize, the Third Annual World Conference for Responsible Tourism has been postponed till next fall, announced the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) this week.
What happens when a small, scarcely populated backwater of a country is suddenly deluged with a million foreign visitors a year? What’s the best way to address the host of changes and challenges that this brings? Tourism experts from around the world will attempt to …
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Our friends at the Belize Tourism Board have put together a great series of videos giving some useful background information on travelling to Belize.
The video in this article is an installment video in a series produced by the Belize Tourism Board. This particular installment covers one of our favorite areas, the Belize Rainforest.