Belize Keeps Up Strong Tourism Growth in 2019

belize growth tourismA rendering of the Four Seasons Caye Chapel in Belize.

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Belize’s surging growth in 2018 has continued into the new year.

After one of the fastest growth rates in tourist arrivals of any Caribbean destination last year, Belize has seen a 6.3 percent increase in the first quarter, according to new data from the Belize Tourism Board.

That represents a total of 158,290 stayover arrivals in the first three months of 2019.

belize growth tourism

A rendering of Alaia in Belize.

The tourism surge has come as Belize has welcomed a host of new flight routes from North America, while its hotel sector continues to see a boom.

The latter includes a sizzling development pipeline including brands like Four Seasons and Marriott, which actually has two properties in the pipeline: the Autograph Collection-branded Alaia and a Marriott-branded hotel.

— CJ

 

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