Belize Shows Stead Growth in Tourist Arrivals

(Mckoys News)- The latest statistics for the middle of 2018 shows that tourism arrivals to Belize continue to register groundbreaking levels and moving on a steady upward trend.

Overnight tourism arrivals in June registered double digit increases for the past three consecutive years while the first half of the year registered a 17.1 per cent cumulative increase.

During the month of June, cruise ship arrivals registered a 57.2 per cent increase while at the end of the first half of this year, there was also an overall increase of 10.2 per cent in cruise visitors to Belize as compared to the first half of 2017.

Overnight tourist arrivals increased by 15 per cent in June 2018. Overnight arrivals in June have increased by at least 10 per cent in each of the past three years. Arrivals in June and July have closely approached the high season numbers of January and February, particularly over the past six years. There is a 17 per cent cumulative increase in overnight arrivals over the first half of the year.

In June 2018, there were 20 cruise ship calls which amounted to over 73,000 cruise passengers arriving in Belize. This represented a sizeable increase of 57.2 per cent or over 26,000 more cruise visitors when compared to June 2017. At the end of the first half of the year, there has been an overall increase of 10.2 per cent in cruise visitors as compared to the first half of 2017. Arrivals for 2018 include visitors from both Belize City and Harvest Caye Seaports.

Another exceptional increase in tourism arrivals is a reaffirmation of significant gains for our country that continues to be a growing, viable and a must-visit destination in Central America and the Caribbean. It is also illustrative of the extremely successful efforts of the Belize Tourism Board and our valued stakeholders to market Belize as a Curious Place and as a premier tourism destination.

Contributed by Professor Colin O Jarrett

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