Posted: Saturday, December 8,2018. 11:00 a.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: Whether you’re a frequent visitor to Belize or are making plans to head to this magnificent country for the first time, you simply must buy a copy of The Ultimate Belize Bucket List, available now from Friesen Press.
Also available on Amazon and other major booksellers around the world, The Ultimate Belize Bucket List is the debut book released by Larry Waight, one of Belize’s most experienced travel experts. For over 20 years, Waight has been involved with the tourism industry, helping to promote his native country and raise awareness about Belize’s strong commitment to environmental protection and sustainable eco-tourism practices. Indeed, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book will go towards the Belize Tourism Industry Association.
First founded in 1985 when few tourists visited Belize, the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) is a non-profit broad-based umbrella organization that works to meet the challenges of the dynamic hospitality industry in the country. Now one of the largest non-profit organizations in the country, BTIA has some 600 members and works hand-in-hand with the government to promote sustainable practices in order to help Belize develop as a leading “green” tourism destination.
Packed full of tips and information that only a local would know, The Ultimate Belize Bucket List is designed to serve as a complete “travel bible” for anyone visiting or considering visiting Belize. Much more than another dry tourist guidebook with minimal listings for hotels and restaurants, The Ultimate Belize Bucket List lets you explore the hidden delights and beautiful nature destinations in the country through the eyes of a Belize native.
Beyond the comprehensive information about what to do and see in the country, The Ultimate Belize Bucket Listalso serves as a great introduction to the history of the country and of many interesting cultures which have harmoniously blended to make Belizeans world-renowned for their friendliness and hospitality. In a simple, easy-to-read format, Waight covers more than 3,000 years of history in Belize, starting when the area was the heartland of the ancient Maya civilization that built thousands of stone pyramids, temples, and residences across the landscape, over 600 of which still survive.
Pre-publication extracts were recently shared with some of the top names in the Belize travel industry, and the book garnered widespread positive reviews. “If anyone is planning on visiting Belize, this is definitely the book they should read,” said Lord Michael Ashcroft, Belize’s wealthiest man and an influential member of the British nobility. “Truly a great guide for our wonderful country, including all the information about our rich cultural diversity,” said Said Musa, former Prime Minister of Belize. “I’ve been to over 100 countries and counting, and I wish I had a book like this one for all of the country’s I’ve explored. Waight’s book does an outstanding job of including all the highlights in his fascinating country,” said David Meerman Scott, a best-selling author, entrepreneur, and adventurer.
If you or someone you know is thinking about visiting Belize, be sure to buy a copy of The Ultimate Belize Bucket List today!
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