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Jun 10, 1999

BTB hosts travel writers

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To help market Belize as an attractive tourist destination the Belize Tourism Board is hosting two groups of travel writers this week. According to Belize Tourism Board’s Director Valerie Woods their visits will generate positive publicity for Belize in the international press.

Valerie Woods, Director of BTB

“As part of Tourist Board’s on going marketing effort, we try to get editorial international press to visit the country so they can know Belize on a first hand basis. In Belize this week we have the Black Incentives and Meetings Group and we have various press writers from Canadian Travel Magazines, International Business Wire News and the International Travel News. They will be touring San Ignacio, San Pedro and Belize City getting a good grasp of the diversity of the destination.”

Belize will be featured in the July issues of Travel Holiday and Caribbean Travel, and Life magazines. In other tourism news, the BTB says there was a four point seven percent increase in arrivals at the Phillip Goldson International airport in May over the same month last year.

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