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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019. 10:09 am CST.

By BBN Staff: The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) says that this year’s mid-year statistics demonstrate remarkable tourism growth in Belize.

According to the BTB, the statistics show persistent growth in both overnight and cruise ship arrivals; positioning Belize as a favorite vacation paradise and underscoring the effective marketing strategy by BTB and its industry stakeholders in promoting the country as a leading tourism destination.

At the end of the second quarter of 2019, there was a cumulative increase of 6% in overnight tourist arrivals for 2019 over 2018.

As the off-season approaches, June experienced a slight dip of approximately 400 visitors in comparison to last year.

At midyear, a total of 284,576 visitors have experienced Belize’s diverse tourism destination and attractions.

While June reflected an approximate 18,000 less in cruise visitors when compared to the previous year; the first half of 2019 cruise passenger arrivals totaled an approximate 700,000 visitors.

 This is reflective of a 10.8% increase over 2018. Furthermore, there were 7 more cruise ship calls in comparison to 2018.

The BTB reiterates its strong commitment to continue working with its valued partners and stakeholders in executing innovative strategies to market, develop and enhance Belize’s tourism product for the enjoyment of both visitors and Belizeans alike. 

Belize, a Curious Place!

 

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