Posted: Sunday, April 11, 2021. 8:57 pm CST.
By Benjamin Flowers: Positive mentions for Belize as a prime tourist destination in international publications keep rolling despite the downturn in global travel, with the latest being from the official travel publication of United Airlines’ Hemispheres Magazine.
In an article written in Hemispheres Magazine titled “Three Perfect Days Belize,” writer Ali Wunderman details her journey to San Pedro Town, and various adventures in the Cayo district, including a trip to the eco outpost at Black Rock Lodge.
“Belize is a place that evades stereotypes. It’s neither completely Central American (the national language is English) nor entirely Caribbean (it seems as though there are no all-inclusives in sight). Rather, this tiny country of 400,000 people finds its footing in its diversity, blending the customs, cuisines, and communities of people from Maya, Kriol, Garifuna, and mestizo backgrounds, to name just a few. Even the landscape eludes uniformity, with island-flecked cerulean seas contrasted by the dense rainforest, its jade canopy obscuring countless stone ruins and networks of caves, where the entrance to Xibalba (the Maya underworld) is said to be,” Wunderman said.
The positive mention serves to bolster Belize’s ongoing campaign to revive the tourism industry which was almost completely shut down due to the pandemic last year. The article follows United Airlines’ announcement last month that it would be expanding flіghtѕ tо Веlіzе from Denver, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois, and Newark, New Jersey. The flіghtѕ frоm Dеnvеr аnd Nеwаrk wіll ореrаtе twісе wееklу соmmеnсіng іn Мау, while the flіghtѕ frоm Сhісаgо wіll ореrаtе оnlу оnсе wееklу.
From Јunе tо Аuguѕt, flіghtѕ frоm Dеnvеr аnd Nеwаrk wіll ореrаtе thrее tіmеѕ wееklу, аnd Сhісаgо оnсе wееklу. With predictions by international publications that it will take countries in Central America up to three years before visitor traffic returns to pre-COVID levels, Belize needs all the help it can get.
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