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More Flights and Cruise Calls to Belize Print E-mail
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Written by Melanio   
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00

After a record breaking first quarter, in terms of tourist arrivals, the tourism industry continues to benefit from good news.

Starting in November of this year, Delta Airlines will be adding an additional Saturday flight from Atlanta to Belize. Delta currently deploys seven flights a week (one flight per day) to Belize. Increasing its total number of flights to eight per week will add an additional 596 seats per month. According to the airline company, this additional Saturday flight will be a permanent addition to Delta's schedule to Belize.

The Belize Tourism Board also announced that American Airlines will be increasing the number of flights from Dallas to Belize from three to seven flights per week in the month of October. That is a total of 600 additional seats. BTB’s Director of Marketing and Industry Relations, Alyssa Carnegie, said, “These flights are being increased during a time that was generally considered to be a slow time for traveling by air. It shows amazing growth and more opportunities for the industry and Belize.”

There is also positive news in the cruise tourism sector. Royal Caribbean International announced that they will deploy the recently remodeled “Navigator of the Seas” year round out of Galveston, Texas, starting in winter of 2013. This means that Belize will receive a total of 30 calls in 2014 by the vessel that recently added unique features such as a Flow Rider Surf Simulator and the first ever Virtual Balcony. For the past two years, Belize has not had more than 10 calls from “Navigator of the Seas”. This increase in cruise calls is expected to bring over ninety thousand cruise visitors to Belize.