Belize Tourism Continues 2017 Surge


By the Caribbean Journal staff

Belize is continuing to show seriously strong growth in its tourism sector so far in 2017, according to the latest data from the country’s tourist board.

Stayover visitors to Belize totaled 319,119 through the end of September, an 8.6 percent increase that’s among the fastest growth rates in the Caribbean.

That follows a boom in 2016 that saw Belize post a 13 percent increase in stayover arrivals over 2015.

The United States continues to be the strongest source market for Belize, though Canadian arrivals are set to jump with the recent debut of the new WestJet flights to Belize from Calgary.

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