FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Belize is experiencing an unparalleled explosion in tourism. The majority of the tourism growth in Belize appears to be concentrated in the coastal areas, primarily along the Caribbean in the Stann Creek District.
"I've never seen anything like this in my years in the space" offers Matthew McDonagh, Senior Vice President of The Placencia Group.
The latest tourism growth statistics have just been released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. A number of figures standout from the July 18, 2014 release.
From January through June of 2014 Belize saw an 11.8% increase (year over year) in tourist arrivals. Many of the 185,996 passengers flew onto Placencia Belize to enjoy the resort destination while going fly fishing and other sea/land-based activities.
Cruise ship passenger traffic increased by 36.9% from 2013-2014 into Belize.
April alone saw a 23% increase in tourist arrivals into Belize City. To put this figure into context the average increase in April across all of the other nations listed in the CTO's release was less than 11%.
The other nations included in the analysis are: Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cozumel Mexico, Curacao, Dominican Replublic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico and Saint Lucia.
The majority of the tourism growth in Belize appears to be concentrated in the coastal areas, primarily along the Caribbean in the Stann Creek District.