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Tourism Stakeholders’ Turn to Get Vaccinated!

On Wednesday, Belize received a first batch of thirty-three thousand six hundred doses of AstraZeneca vaccine through the COVAX Facility.  It is a crucial development as the country continues on [...]

Tourism Trends: Increasing Number of Tourists to Belize

While domestic tourism during the COVID-19 pandemic has helped with the survival of the industry, since October first when the P.G.I.A. opened, there has been an increase in international tourist [...]

Increased Flights to Belize

It was recently announced that COPA Airlines is to resume flights to Belize. This is welcome news on both the economic and tourism fronts because it allows for the country [...]

When Will Cruise Tourism Really Start?

The anticipated resumption of cruise tourism in the region at the end of May early June may not stand true at this point in time. That is because the Centre [...]

Travelling Safely to the Cayes for the Easter Holidays

With borders closed, this year is going to see many Belizeans become tourists in their own backyards – visiting various parts of the country for the Easter Holidays. While some [...]

What Are You Doing This Easter?

Since last week, tourism tracking data showed that resorts and hotels in major tourist destinations in the south, namely Hopkins and Placencia, were already fully booked and the properties on [...]

Where You Going This Easter?

Land borders are still closed and those traditional vacation trips to tourism destinations in Mexico are off the table. But as we found out today, Belizeans are taking advantage of [...]

South Korea to Help Improve Belize’s Public Transport System

Overcrowding, ticketing, erratic schedules and buses that have seen better days have long plagued our country’s public transportation system and caused headaches for commuters.   Now, Belize may be getting some [...]

M.O.U. Signed for Roadwork in Hopkins

If you live in Hopkins or visit that area often, you will be pleased to hear that the road is going to be improved. This week a partnership between the [...]

Ministry of Tourism & Diaspora Relations to Invest in Infrastructure

The Belize Tourism Board is re-strategizing the way forward for the industry. Changes include rerouting funding to bolster domestic Belizean tourism and improving basic infrastructure at major and emerging tourist [...]

Fostering Longer Stays by International Visitors

The Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations is also looking at the competitiveness of Belize as a long stay destination within the region. Whether international visitors are coming to Belize [...]

Continuous Training for Tourism Stakeholders

Continuous training for tourism stakeholders is also part of the strategic plan for the tourism industry. Tourism Minister Anthony Mahler explains its importance.   Anthony Mahler, Minister of Tourism & [...]

Is Director Karen Bevans Involved in New Tourism Strategy?

During a media mixer this weekend, Prime Minister John Briceño, Tourism Minister Anthony Mahler and C.E.O. Nicole Usher-Solano, as well as senior staff from the Belize Tourism Board were all [...]

Reigniting the Tourism Industry

Tourism has been the hardest hit industry when it comes to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Millions of dollars have been lost from the industry that once contributed up [...]

Making Small Grants Available for Tourism Stakeholders

Stakeholders in the tourism industry have invested their life savings into their respective businesses and a number have gone belly up.  Minister Mahler speaks of help from the Inter-American Development [...]

Cruise Tourism to Restart mid-2021

But what about cruise tourism?  Up until the COVID-19 pandemic, over a million cruise ship passengers would come to the Jewel annually. That came to a screeching halt last year, [...]

Cruise Tourism to Restart in Late May/Early June

Right now is traditionally the peak of the tourism season in Belize, but the COVID-19 pandemic has shattered the industry.  As the country attempts to recover, Minister of Tourism Anthony [...]

U.S. Advises Americans to Reconsider Travel to Belize

Tourism has been one of the hardest hit sectors of Belize’s economy during the pandemic. Hoteliers, tour guides, water taxi companies and many others have had to get creative with [...]

Luxury Properties Working Hard to Get Tourists to Belize!

The tourism industry in Belize continues to take a hit from the economic fallout caused by COVID-19. Usually, this time of year, tourists arrive by the thousands; these days, they [...]

When Will Land Borders Reopen?

Starting February first, the northern border with Mexico will, after almost ten months, reopen; but, only to allow for Mexican patrons to enter the Corozal Free Zone.  Over a hundred [...]

Almost a Year Later, Economic Activity on Ambergris Caye Sluggish

One of the hardest-hit communities in the COVID-19 pandemic is San Pedro Town.  The once-bustling tourist hotspot was the first part of the country to go into a lockdown in [...]

Tourist Arrested for Mask Violation Still Wants to Return to Visit Belize!

The American tourist who the police arrested for mask violation in Caye Caulker opened up about her ordeal.  While there were concerns that her experience could cause a black eye [...]

Prez Biden’s Executive Order on International Travel Affects Tourism Countries

On Thursday, the new U.S. President Joe Biden signed a flurry of executive orders within his first twenty-four hours in office.  But one of those executive orders can have grave [...]

What About Cruise Tourism?

On Tuesday, the President of the Belize Hotel Association spoke off the underwhelming tourist arrivals following the airport’s reopening. While stakeholders are hoping that the cold weather in the North [...]

Tourism Industry Still Trying to Recover

All eyes are on the North, not just for the major political changes but also for temperature drops. Tourism players are eyeing travel trends of Americans as the frigid winter [...]