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Record Number of Tourists Visited Belize in 2018

The Belize Tourism Board has released its stats for the 2018 tourism arrivals. The number of visitors that came to the Jewel grew by sixty-two thousand, a huge increase from [...]

Sun Country Airlines Commences Seasonal Flights to Belize

The inaugural flight from Minneapolis courtesy of Sun Country Airlines landed at the Philip Goldson International Airport around eleven a.m. on Saturday. The flight, which will bring tourists to Belize [...]

Golden Tree Hotel Debacle Resolved

Golden Tree Hotel was temporarily closed down by the Belize Tourism Board for having violated the Hotel and Tourists Accommodation Act due to non-payment. Within twenty-four hours, the owners of [...]

Preparing for Massive Growth in the Hotel Industry

Becoming a Belizean specialist is now part of the requirement for tourism stakeholders as they prepare for the expansion of the industry in the years ahead.  That includes hoteliers and [...]

B.T.I.A. Elects Melanie Paz as its New President

Tourism continues as a top contributor to economic growth. New commercial airlines are flying to Belize from major US cities and hoteliers and restaurant owners are experiencing a boom. The [...]

No More Space for Airlines at P.G.I.A.

The Phillip Goldson International Airport is running out of space. This is according to Minister responsible for Civil Aviation, Manuel Heredia Junior. Belize’s only international airport has no more space [...]

The Effectiveness of a Short-term Sargassum Solution

In October, the Belize Tourism Board and the Ministry of Tourism revealed their plan to address the massive influx of sargassum in four tourism destinations in Belize. Beaches in San [...]

AeroMexico Touches Down in Belize

An AeroMexico E-one-ninety airplane touched down at the Philip Goldson International Airport on Saturday, becoming the first direct non-stop flight from Mexico City to Belize.  AeroMexico is Mexico’s global airline [...]

Aircraft for Wealthy Guats Land at Marco Caruso’s Airstrip

Earlier in the month, eyebrows were raised after two aircrafts landed at the privately owned, Marco Caruso’s airstrip on the Placencia peninsula. It so happens that the planes were for [...]

Department of Transport Denies City Shuttle’s Application for Belama Bus Run

Owner of City Shuttle, Philip Jones, is accusing the Department of Transport of unfair practices and discrimination of a political nature. Jones wants to provide transportation services to and from [...]

Philip Jones Threatens Court Action against Department of Transport

According to Musa, the decision of the Department of Transport will be appealed and based on the minister’s decision, it will be decided whether the matter will be taken before [...]

Maya Launches its New San Pedro Terminal & 4th Edition of Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle Magazine

Today, McNab Visuals, in partnership with Maya Island Air, held an open house in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. The purpose of the event was two-fold: it allowed for McNab to [...]

An Innovative Tourism Talk with Local Stakeholders

Tourism stakeholders, mainly hoteliers and tour operators, participated in a regional initiative funded by the Central American Travel Agency and supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation in [...]

Impressive Statistics for Tourist Arrivals

The Belize Tourism Board has released impressive statistics for tourist arrivals up to the third quarter of 2018.  Since the beginning of the year, there have been over three hundred [...]

Overnight and Cruise Tourism are Responsible for Economic Turnaround

The travel and leisure industry continues to be the primary source of profit for the country, as well as the number one contributor to its Gross Domestic Product.  Prime Minister [...]

Students Affected by Deplorable Road Conditions in the South

For the past few weeks, students from southern villages like San Jose, Dolores, San Benito Poite, Barranco, just to name a few, have been affected by the terrible road conditions. [...]

B.T.I.A. Launches 20th Edition of Destination Belize

The Belize Tourism Industry Association launched the twentieth edition of the Destination Belize magazine. The publication’s theme ‘Find our Roots, Feel (Y)our Rhythms’ celebrates Belize’s cultural heritage. The covers were [...]

Does B.T.B. Have the Best Interest of Small Tour Operators?

FECTAB says that the B.T.B. is appeasing Carnival Cruise Lines at the detriment of the small tour operators and tour guides posted outside of FSTV. According to the umbrella organization, [...]

Belize at SOTIC 2018

Tourism Minister Manuel Heredia Junior is in the Bahamas for this year’s State of the Tourism Industry Conference. It commenced on Wednesday under the theme “Rejuvenate. Recreate. Reconnect. New Directions [...]

Belize’s Finest, Chaa Creek: Belize Luxury Resort

As part of this year’s B.T.B. Familiarization Tour, the media was taken to Chaa Creek: Belize Luxury Resort in the Cayo District. The resorts boast top notch accommodations with great [...]

B.T.B. Fam Trip: A Look at Cayo’s Top Resorts

Over the weekend media representatives were taken to Cayo to visit top tourist destinations as part of B.T.B.’s annual familiarization excursion. On Monday showed you the thrilling zip-lining and out [...]

B.T.B. Fam Trip: Zip-lining and Cave-Tubing

As an annual event, the Belize Tourism Board hosted members of the media for its 2018 familiarization tour. This year, the media was taken to the Cayo District where journalist [...]

The Renovated Caye Caulker Municipal Airstrip is Inaugurated

Commercial flights are set to resume services to and from Caye Caulker.  If you’ll recall, last October Maya Island Air and Tropic Air suspended service in Caye Caulker because the [...]

Sun Country Airlines to start flying to Belize

With the reported number of visitors on an upward trend, another airline is starting flights to Belize for a four-month period.   Sun Country Airlines announced earlier today that it [...]

Local Buses Must Pay for Vehicle Insurance in Mexico

Local bus companies running excursions to Chetumal, Cancun and other destinations within the state of Quintana Roo are required to purchase vehicle insurance in order for them to traverse carriageways [...]