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A Spooktacular Halloween Celebration

Halloween in Central America wasn't as popular in the past as it is today. October is now welcomed with open arms by the little island of Ambergris Caye. They take Halloween seriously by celebrating the day with some of the best parties in Belize! 

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World’s First Ray Sanctuary in Belize

A valuable animal to the Belize tourism industry received their very own sanctuary, on October 04, 2017. The government announced the establishment of the first ever nationwide ray sanctuary, guided by Global FinPrint scientists at FIU.

 

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Arrivals to Belize Continue to Increase


For the first 9 months of 2017, tourism arrivals continue to show a positive trend. The latest statistics show there was a 7.9% increase in overnight arrivals and a 5.8% increase in cruise ship arrivals for the month of September. 

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BTB’s Annual Conference Looks at Sustainable & Culinary Tourism

On Friday, October 20, 2017, The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) held its Annual Tourism Industry Conference under the theme “Sustainable Tourism and its Impact on the Belize Market” at the Ramada Princess Hotel & Casino,  

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Deep Dives at World’s Second Largest Barrier Reef

The Belize Barrier Reef can actually be seen from space! While Belize has a small geographic area, and even smaller population, it boasts the second largest barrier reef in the world; Australia’s Great Barrier Reef wins the title of number one, but vacationers say the Belize Barrier Reef is just as exciting for snorkeling or diving.

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Dear Friend,

Belize had the opportunity to share and edify their trending topics by hosting its annual conference at the Ramada Princess Hotel & Casino at the beginning of October.

This year the BTB selected the theme "Sustainable Tourism and its Impact on the Belize Market". Every year they select a different theme, and ask national and international speakers to participate and share their expertise, recommendations, and experience on how Belize can move forward within the specific theme selected.

The BTB promotes Belize as a sustainable tourism destination and explains how important it is to understand where their products are coming from, the sourcing of the product, promoting its national products, and taking advantage of these benefits for the continuing economy of this beautiful destination.

Another development of Belize’s tourism is the announcement of the first ever nationwide ray sanctuary, guided by global FinPrint, with the objective of preservation and safety of animals that are considered a great value to the Belize tourism industry. There is no other place in the world that has a sanctuary just for rays. There are shark sanctuaries in some part of the world, but only a couple include rays. Belize is home to the world’s second largest barrier reef with a diversity of rays ranging from tiny yellow round rays to large manta rays. The critically endangered, small tooth sawfish, and the endangered Ticon cownose ray are also believed to be in Belize waters.

Whether you are visiting via cruise ship or a direct flight, don’t miss out on visiting the Belize Barrier Reef to go snorkeling or diving. Belize offers an incredibly dynamic experience, such as the celebration of the North American tradition this month, which is the day of “All Hallows Eve”, also known as Halloween. Everyone sports their best costumes in hopes of winning over the judges, and ultimately scoring cash prizes while enjoying the extravagant parties all over this Caribbean destination.

 Until next time,


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Michael Cobb
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