Latest figures predict another productive year for tourism industry Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

The Belize Tourism Board has released its statistics for the period January to March 2019, the year’s first period. These statistics show an impressive and persistent growth in both overnight and cruise ship arrivals to Belize, predicting yet another productive year from the tourism industry.

Overnight arrivals are up by 6.3% in first quarter of 2019. When just focusing on March 2019, there was a 6.6% increase, just under 58,000 persons. This marks the 28th consecutive month of year over year monthly increases for overnight arrivals to the country.

Cruise ships arrivals showed an even greater increase than that of overnight arrivals, registering a 19.5% increase for the first quarter of 2019. In March 2019, cruise passenger arrivals totaled over 143,000 visitors, an increase of 8.4% or over 11,000 more visitors than that for March 2018. These arrivals include visitors at both Belize City and Harvest Caye Seaports.

The BTB once more reiterates its strong commitment to continue working with their valued partners and stakeholders in executing innovative strategies to market, develop, and enhance Belize’s tourism product for the enjoyment of both visitors and Belizeans.


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