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Aug 8, 2016

WestJet Direct Flights from Canada to Belize

Amid the not so good news, there is some positive report in the tourism industry. Tourism numbers are holding their own with the Belize Tourism Board claiming an upward trend in 2016. Well, there is reason to believe that those arrival figures will go up even higher. WestJet announced today direct flights from Canada to Belize, twice per week. It’s good news because the direct flights are a first and are expected to significantly boost visitors from Canada. According to WestJet, the flights will launch on October twenty-ninth departing from the Toronto Pearson International Airport on Wednesdays and Saturdays. From Toronto the flights leave at nine fifteen am and arrive at the Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport at eleven fifty-nine and from Belize, WestJet is set to return around one p.m.  Director of Tourism, Karen Bevans, says (Quote) “This is very exciting news. We have been in ongoing discussions with WestJet regarding a direct flight between Canada and Belize, and it’s now happening. A direct flight has been highly requested by visitors and industry stakeholders, and with the news that this flight will become a reality just as we prepare for the start of our upcoming high season; we are indeed very optimistic and pleased. It will make travelling to Belize so much easier and more convenient as this will eliminate connection or layover time. This direct flight is absolutely going to boost our arrival numbers further, especially where the Canadian market is concerned.” (Unquote)

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