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Jan 11, 2017

Tourism Arrivals – Upward and Onward

The B.T.B. says that tourism arrivals for 2016 went way up – the highest it has been in twenty years. In release issued today, the B.T.B. says that 2016 has proven to be the most successful year for the overnight sector with almost forty five thousand more visitors when compared to 2015. These numbers translate to thirteen percent increase from 2015 to 2016.  Cruise tourism is also right up there in terms of growth and 2016 was a big year for this sector because it surpassed the one million cruise visitor mark. The 2016 figures show that there was almost a five percent increase when compared to 2015. The B.T.B. cites the opening of Harvest Caye as the factor that contributed to the boost in cruise passenger arrivals in the last quarter. So, what led to these record numbers? The B.T.B. reports that they are attributed to the “vigorous marketing, product development and expansion efforts of the Stakeholders in the industry.”

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1 Response for “Tourism Arrivals – Upward and Onward”

  1. Teacher says:

    So 20 years ago, we had more visitors????

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