The Great Blue Hole Nominated for “8th Wonder of The World” Competition - Voting Now Open Through September 30 Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00

Belize City, Belize – June 3, 2013
The Belize Tourism Board announces that it has entered “The Great Blue Hole” into’s quest to crown the ‘8th Wonder of the World.’  “Visible from outer space & more than 1000 ft in diameter & 412 ft deep, the Great Blue Hole is a breathtakingly grandiose sinkhole located 43 miles off the coast of Belize, known as a diver’s mecca.” Public voting is now open at, a leading travel research website and community that is part of the TripAdvisor Media Group.

 Alyssa Carnegie, BTB’s Marketing Director, commented, “We decided to nominate the Great Blue Hole for the “8th Wonder of the World” competition simply because it is an amazing natural site, unlike any other in the world. We want to share Belize’s phenomenon with the rest of the world. As Belizeans, I know that we are all extremely proud of this natural site and so we want to encourage everyone to vote daily for the Great Blue Hole. We know that it is a “Wonder of the World,” and now we want it to officially hold that title.”

With numerous Tourism Boards, Chambers of Commerce and Visitor Bureaus sending in a nomination, the public is asked to vote for Belize out of the more than 200 submissions.  Voters can visit  to vote for the Great Blue Hole and have until September 30 to do so.  The wonder with the most votes will be crowned the winner.  The winner will be featured in a national broadcast TV segment on a popular syndicated program, as well as receive a massive media relations campaign push from VirtualTourist.

“It’s wonderful to have a nomination from every corner of the world, so we are thrilled to receive the Great Blue Hole as a nomination from the Belize Tourism Board,” said Giampiero Ambrosi, General Manager of  “As one of the best travel guide resources on the web, members and visitors to our site have been to almost every country in the world.  We are eager to see which landmark they will choose to be crowned the 8th Wonder of the World.”

To vote for the Great Blue Hole for 8th Wonder of the World, visit