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May 11, 2018

Caribbean Culture and Lifestyle Magazine Launched

Caribbean Culture and Lifestyle launched its second edition today. The magazine, published by McNab Visuals, will be used to promote travel and culture locally and regionally.  It goes to print five times a year and can be found in hotels, hotspots and Maya Island Air.  The print magazine is complemented with online, digital and social media components.  Creative Director Tanya McNab tells us more about her brainchild and how it differs from the tourism industry’s Holy Grail Destination Belize.


Tanya McNab

Tanya McNab, Creative Director, McNab Visual & CCL

“There is a two-third to one-third advertising ratio and all the content. It has everything from what you should do in different destinations and because we publish so often, you may see a San Pedro edition one time and you see a Cayo and out west another time. So, that is the only thing we have the opportunity to feature much more than we were in the past with just one and we have the opportunity five times. Going forward we want to look at influential people who have made a mark in Belize and made a mark in tourism to be featured in this cover series that we launched today. It will tell you what to do, where to go. It will also have editorial about conservation. As a rule, we always include articles on conservation and this time around it is called the belief in the reef. Each time we partner with OCEANA and they really help us get the information out that we need to be promoting responsible tourism in Belize.”


Andrea Polanco

“How does this differ from the Destination Belize magazine; does it compete with that?”


Tanya McNab

“I cannot speak to the current destination magazine and what their plans are. However, I don’t see it as a competition because it is a different model; completely different approach. We had a certain vision and a certain goal as to what we wanted to do at McNab and so on our own we are able to achieve those goals and expand into different programs that we would have had to do on our own. But Destination Belize traditionally is more of a country-guide and while this will be a guide and it has maps and facts of destinations, this is more of a magazine in the true sense of what you’d see on a newsstand every two months.”


The Caribbean Culture and Lifestyle Magazine also launched an ambassadors program to work with local influencers such as photographer Leonardo Melendez and beauty queen Rebecca Rath to promote travel and Belizean culture on social media.

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