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B.T.I.A. Says Gov’t Must Scrap Departure Tax

The Belize Tourism Industry Association today issued a stinging release against the Government and in support of Tropic Air. The carrier last week announced plans to suspend three of its [...]

Taxes Cause Suspension of Tropic Air Flights to Mexico, Honduras

Tropic Air has suspended three of its international flights to Chetumal and Merida in Mexico and San Pedro Sula, Honduras. About five years ago, the domestic airline further expanded its [...]

Could Flights Make a Comeback?

According to Greif, the airline company is constantly looking for new routes and combinations to work. He says that if the current tax structures change, the company will revisit the [...]

Transport Suspends J & J Bus Runs over Highway Confrontation Caught on Tape

Tonight, the Department of Transport has come down on a bus company operating out of the west, following the release of a video exposing dirty tactics by a driver on [...]

Belize braces for CODICADER suspension

A team of young athletes is destined for Honduras in the weeks ahead to represent the Jewel in the Under-fifteen CODICADER games.  Their attendance however, does not exempt Belize from [...]

Gov’t says no money to host CODICADER disability games

In 2016, under the direction of Minister of State Elodio Aragon Junior, whose responsibility at the time included sports and culture, the National Sports Council spent in excess of four [...]

Why Belize Buses Can’t Cross the Border to Chetumal

Beginning this past weekend, the commute to the popular shopping destination of Chetumal, Mexico ran into some issues. Blaming safety issues, Chetumal city authorities decided to have buses from Belize [...]

Onward and Upward for Tourism in First Half

Belize continues to draw tourists by land and sea to visit the Jewel, though not in record numbers as before. For the first half of the year, more than two [...]

Tourism Board Woos New Visitors

The Belize Tourism Expo organized an online forum today connecting local tourism stakeholders to international agents. The event at the Biltmore Plaza is a cost effective way to attract visitors [...]

Belize Makes Plans for Nationwide Drivers’ License System

Driving in Belize can sometimes be a hassle, considering that each municipality and the Department of Transport have its own system for licensing and any cooperation is informal at best. [...]

Harvest Caye for All – Even FECTAB

Over the weekend, we caught up with Minister Manuel Heredia Junior on South West’s Inaugural Flight to Belize. Now, prior to opening up a small market for local tour operators [...]

Southwest Now Comes from Fort Lauderdale

Tourism numbers are expected to grow with the addition of a new route to Belize. Over the weekend, Southwest started flying from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood to the Philip Goldson airport. [...]

Belize at Caribbean Week in New York City

Tourism officials, industry executives, the media, the Caribbean Diaspora, as well as travel agents and consumers are converging on New York City for Caribbean Week 2017.  While there they will [...]

Placencia Peninsula Readies for Harvest Caye Tourists

After years of back and forth, visitors to Harvest Caye will finally be able to enjoy the natural wonders of the peninsula. Local tour operators and other stakeholders had been [...]

Airbnb Wants to Grow Market in Belize

Airbnb, an online marketplace which allows travelers to lease or rent short-term accommodations, is budding in Belize.  The hospitality service includes vacation rentals, apartments, homestays and hotel rooms.  While it [...]

B.T.B. Says Airbnb Must Play by Local Rules

Director of Tourism at the B.T.B., Karen Bevans, says that the collaborative consumption and sharing that Airbnb enable are the future of the travel industry.  It is, however, being met [...]

Girl, 9, fights for life after nearly drowning in Corozal

Drowning is a common concern in the Easter Holidays as Belizeans travel to sources of water for relaxation. The family of nine-year-old Samaria Azencio Murcia waits by her bedside at [...]

Tourists Reminded to be Careful, but Belize is Safe

In an interview with News Five, B.T.B.’s Karen Pike addressed the persistent reports of persons working inside the Tourist Village warning away cruise ship tourists from buying from vendors outside [...]

Discovering Monkey River and Punta Negra’s Tourism Value

The pristine sandy beaches of San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Placencia and the inland destinations, such as the Cayo District, are known to attract visitors from all over the world. But [...]

B.T.B. Says Majority of Jewel’s Overnight Visitors Coming for First Time

As reported earlier this week, tourism arrivals by overnight and cruise remain healthy, with March setting a record for overnight tourism arrivals at close to forty-five thousand. But where are [...]

Where Will We All Be Going for Easter?

The exodus of Belizeans to destinations across Belize – and some outside – has already begun.  Unlike other holidays such as Christmas, Belizeans mostly stay close to home for Easter, [...]

What to Know Before You Go to Mexico

While San Pedro and Placencia are wildly popular destinations for locals during this time, thousands of Belizeans also go across the border to neighboring Mexico. Destinations such as Cancun, Merida [...]

TIDE Brings Tourism to Monkey River, Punta Negra

The Toledo Institute for Development and Environment, TIDE, has been actively involved with residents in two coastal communities in northeastern Toledo District.  The villages of Monkey River and Punta Negra [...]

Tourist Arrivals Up

The Belize Tourism Board is reporting another record for tourist arrivals to the Jewel.  In releasing the statistics for the first quarter of 2017, there have been two point seven [...]

More Airlines, More Hotel Rooms – Tourism on the Up

There’s been a lot tonight on the tourism industry…Saturday’s Southwest Airlines’ touchdown at the Philip Goldson International Airport will not be the last arrival of an airline in Belize for [...]