Posted: Sunday, January 5, 2020. 5:44 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: Canadian model, Khloe Terae, gave Belize some more time in international media circles this week with her trip to Placencia.
Terae treated her 2.3 million followers on Instagram to photos of her trip to Buried Treasure Beach on January 3. Celebrity blogs and tabloid sites have been covering her trip, which is good international exposure for the country. The 10 photos she posted had over 19,000 likes within hours of being shared.
Visiting celebrities always cause Belize to trend on the internet, evidenced again by the recent Simone Biles trip with her boyfriend, and opens
Belize up to the possibility of more tourist arrivals. Data from the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) says that in 2014, thе tоtаl соntrіbutіоn оf Тrаvеl & Тоurіѕm tо еmрlоуmеnt, іnсludіng јоbѕ іndіrесtlу ѕuрроrtеd bу thе іnduѕtrу, wаѕ 35.3% оf tоtаl еmрlоуmеnt in Belize (48,000 јоbѕ).
That number is expected to go up to 77,000 jobs by 2025, making every celebrity visit to Belize all the subsequent exposure even more important to the industry and the country.
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