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Aug 16, 2013

Belize currently ranked at 10 in 8th Wonder of the World Competition

The Blue Hole is at the top ten slot to possibly become the eighth wonder of the world. That’s the news coming out of the Belize Tourism Board following its nomination of the Great Blue Hole into a Trip Advisor and Virtual City competition. Launched in June, the world-wide contest features over three hundred natural and man-made landmarks that are hoping to win the title as “Eighth Wonder of the World.” The competition is bringing additional attention to the tourism product.  B.T.B. encourages all Belizeans and friends of Belize to continue voting for the Great Blue Hole. News Five spoke to Media and PR Officer of the B.T.B., Miguel Martinez about the significance of the nomination.  


Miguel Martinez, Media & PR Officer, B.T.B.

“We nominated the Blue Hole as one of the natural wonders of the world. There are over three hundred entries and Belize is in the top ten and so right now, we are really pushing for Belizeans to vote; you can vote every day.”


Duane Moody

Miguel Martinez

“I know it is trip advisor that has this program. Tell us about what are the criteria and how can Belize help in getting the Blue Hole be the eighth wonder of the world?”


Miguel Martinez

“Well it’s trip advisor, but it is really virtual city doing it. Belizeans can vote by going to to vote for the Blue Hole. When you click on the site, you will see a lot of the entries—like I said there are three hundred—you can scroll down, look for the Blue Hole and vote. You can vote every day, every twenty-four hours until the thirtieth of September.”


Duane Moody

“What would it mean for Belize to gain such a recognition?”


Miguel Martinez

“Well aside from the PR aspect of it, the Trip Advisor is also teaming up with the American show X-tra, there will be a special on the winner and they will gain much more publicity for Belize which is what we are trying to do here at the B.T.B.”


The competition ends on September thirtieth. 

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1 Response for “Belize currently ranked at 10 in 8th Wonder of the World Competition”

  1. RastaMan says:

    Once Trip Advisor is involved I refuse to participate or vote. Trip Advisor is one of the largest scams ever invented on the internet. The should make Belize City the 8th wonder of the world. How can so many people live in such a slum full of filth, aids, murder, rape, torture and corruption. That is a real 8th wonder. We need to build a huge fence around Belize city and burn it to the ground with all the nasty people, corrupt politicians and rats in it.

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