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Belize Makes Push for Local Tourism

July 28, 2015 | 6:37 pm | 0 Comment

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A drive for domestic tourism By the Caribbean Journal staff In a bid to increase tourism revenue, Belize is looking close to home. The country has launched a new ad campaign aimed at local travelers, under the theme “Discover How to Be a Belizean Traveler.” The campaign “is centered on getting Belizeans to travel locally and to promote the regional more...

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Tourism Growth Slows in Belize

July 26, 2015 | 7:44 pm | 0 Comment

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Caribbean destination seeing slowdown in arrivals after years of strong growth By the Caribbean Journal staff After several years of very strong growth, Belize is seeing a slowdown in tourism, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Caribbean destination in Central America received 129,316 tourist arrivals in the first four months of more...

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American Airlines Launching New Belize Flights Next Month

May 25, 2015 | 8:21 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: El Secreto in Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is launching additional service to Belize next month. Beginning June 6, the carrier will operate nonstop flights between Belize City and Los Angeles. The carrier will operate the flights on Saturdays and Sundays on 737-800 aircraft. The flights depart Belize at 8:55 AM and arrive more...

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New Development Launches in Belize

April 22, 2015 | 12:41 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Itz’ana By the Caribbean Journal staff A new resort and residence project is coming to Belize. Itz’ana, inspired by the name of a Mayan deity, has officially launched sales, the property announced. The property will consist of 39 luxury boutique cottages and villas designed by Boston-based architect Roberto de Oliveira Castro. Interior more...

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Belize’s Hamanasi Resort Completes Renovation Project

April 15, 2015 | 12:59 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Hamanasi Resort in Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize’s Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort has completed its recent renovation project. The property’s updated Great House is slated for a grand opening on April 25. The boutique hotel had closed at the end of 2014 to add 10,000 square feet of additions and renovations at what is its main more...

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Belize’s Newest Tourism Executive

March 22, 2015 | 6:57 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Belize The Belize Tourism Industry Association has its newest executive director. The BTIA announced that John Burgos officially began work as the association’s executive director last week. Burgos comes to the BTIA with 10 years of experience in the Education Sector and seven years’ experience at management-level positions both in the private and more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Silk Caye in Belize

March 14, 2015 | 2:37 pm | 0 Comment

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The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Steven D. Thompson, who sent in this beautiful snapshot of Silk Caye, a tiny island park just inside Belize’s barrier reef. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next one! — more...

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A New Lawmaker in Belize

January 12, 2015 | 6:18 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Dr Omar Figueroa is sworn in By the Caribbean Journal staff Dr Omar Figueroa is the newest Member of the National Assembly in Belize. Figueroa emerged victorious in the latest by-election for the Cayo North constituency, following the resignation of former MP Joseph Mahmud in November. He defeated Richard Harrison in the election, which took place last more...

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Belize Lawmaker Resigns

November 24, 2014 | 11:46 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Parliament in Belmopan, Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Joseph Mahmud, member of Belize's House of Representatives for the Cayo North constituency, has tendered his resignation. The news was announced by Belize's government on Monday afternoon. Mahmud, a member of the opposition People's United Party, advised the Office of the Clerk that his more...

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Suite Spot: El Secreto, Belize

October 6, 2014 | 1:48 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: El Secreto By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor From Miami, it will take you two-hours by jet; 20 minutes in a puddle-jumper; a five-minute golf cart ride; and 30 minutes on a water taxi to get here. But El Secreto, a rustic-luxe clutch of villas on the Belizean outpost of Ambergris Cay, is worth it. Blissfully isolated on a jungle-fringed more...

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