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The Numbers are Up; Belize Has Positive Tourism Numbers Again!

Nov 11, 2014 - (iNewswire)

From Ambergris Caye, off of the splendid Belize Barrier Reef, to the popular interior Cayo District of jungle accommodations and adventures, tourism is enjoying a resurgence in Belize.

The BTB reports:

“2013 started off with exceptional overnight arrivals. January, February, and March of this year saw 17.2%, 14.3%, and 13.0% increases, respectively, when compared to last year’s overnight arrivals. Arrivals for July and August did not disappoint. There was an estimated increase of 8% for both months. Overall, the period of January – August 2013 saw roughly 17,228 more visitors than 2012. Arrivals this year, thus far, have surpassed 2012 for every month, except April. Overall, overnight visitors have increased by 8.7%. With these numbers, we are well on our way to making the 300,000 overnight visitors mark.”

An active tourism trade fuels the whole country of Belize with progress and promise – along with sunshine and smiles, palm trees and pina coladas, as ever. Some tourists come and go, and others come and go and return as retired, semi-retired, or internationally employed ex-pats, living the dream on this picturesque Caribbean island. Residential and commercial real estate in Belize may be the perfectly poised opportunities right now.

The BTB continues:

“Cruise tourism got off to a promising start this year. January 2013 saw an increase of 19.4% compared to 2012. February, March, and April also saw encouraging increases. Cruise arrivals fell for May, June, and July, but made an outstanding recovery in August with a 30.2% increase over August 2012. Overall, cruise is performing at a 5.3% increase over last year.”

The BTB is dedicated to developing and implementing tourism programs that will help strengthen and grow the Belizean tourism industry; promote good destination stewardship; and instill high quality standards for accommodations and travel experiences. For more information on the BTB and its services, visit

Coldwell Banker Ambergris Caye Newsroom

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