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A recent Travel Pulse feature article agrees with our earlier post this week that Belize is on an upward trajectory. The article. “Belize is Booming And Has The Numbers To Prove It” (October 14, 2014 ) cites the same BTB tourist arrival figures we quoted, as well as Caribbean Tourism Organization statistics to highlight their view that, yes, Belize is booming.
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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.
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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.
Belize, considered to be one of mother nature’s best kept secrets, today announces exciting adventure travel packages for the fall season. These itineraries are designed for the traveler who wants unrivaled access to nature through activities that stray far from the typical vacation. With 40 percent of the country under some form of protection, Belize is one of the world’s best places to experience nature and adventure.
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Brion Young, Chaa Creek Naturalist Guide
Mr. Brion Young, a staff naturalist guide at The Lodge at Chaa Creek in Cayo, has recently returned to Belize after completing advanced training in the United States. The two-week course on “Interpretation and Visitor Services” was conducted by the United States Department of Interior’s National Park Service and was facilitated at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. The course’s theme centered on improvement of professional skills and techniques that are required to …
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“The goal of Chaa Creek is to establish a model of low-impact, sustainable development.
By stimulating interest in the environment, natural history and local culture we
hope to demonstrate the long term benefits of ecotourism over other
environmentally damaging options for development.”
This statement is and has been the guiding principal behind the development and daily operations of Chaa Creek. Our product is the lush tropical environment and natural wonders of Belize, its ancient Maya civilization and the harmoniously multicultural society that encompasses Belize …