Belize Has Been Recommend – ed

Monday, September 17th, 2012


Press Release – September 14, 2012  Belize Tourism Board – Excitement continues to surround Belize! The country has been featured in the August “On location” issue of Recommend magazine. The magazine has been in existence for over 43 years and is one of the leaders in the travel trade marketplace. It aims to educate and inform travel agents about the latest happenings in various locations, which assists in selling the locations. The monthly issues highlight the different aspects of tourism. Recommend also has a very active website where interested viewers can read the current and past issues of the magazine as well as view the latest information on various destinations and events.

“We’re always ecstatic to see Belize highlighted in respected publications such as Recommend. We want the world to realize all that ourcountry has to offer and consequently, make Belize a part of their future travels. This magazine in particular, keeps travel agents informed about what’s new and exciting and we’re really pleased to be featured” commented the Director of Marketing and Industry Relations, Alyssa Carnegie.

The August issue guides readers through Central and South America. The article on Belize speaks about Prince Harry’s visit in March, 2012, and also lists activities he should experience upon his return. It mentions the street fair that was held in his honor, in Belmopan, and his climb of Xunantunich. Some must do’s outlined for his future trip were diving with whale sharks, exploring the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, as well as horseback riding and mountain biking through Mountain Pine Ridge.

A section was designated to “What’s New in Belize,” which mentioned the opening of El Secreto boutique on Ambergris Caye and provides information on its amenities. It also speaks on the Maya 2012 celebrations. Finally, it enlightens the public about the name change of the Machaca Hill Lodge in Toledo which is now named Belcampo Belize. The website for Recommend also features an article further detailing how visitors can participate in the Maya “Countdown” taking place in Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.

The magazine gives various websites where further information on the topics can be retrieved. To see a virtual copy of the magazine, please visit http://www.recommend.com. For more information on this and other articles concerning Belize, please contact the Belize Tourism Board at 227-2419.

About the Belize Tourism Board

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is a statutory body within the Belize Ministry of Tourism and Culture, and it is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Minister of Tourism and Culture.  The BTB works in conjunction with members of the private sector – including the Belize Hotel Association, Belize Tourism Industry Association and Belize National Tour Operators Association – and is dedicated to building tourism in the most economically and environmentally sustainable manner.  As a part of its responsibilities, the BTB promotes Belize as a premier tourism destination to both in-country and international consumers.  Among its outreach to the international travel market, the BTB markets the country’s unique attractions to travellers, members of the travel trade industry and media outlets in key markets.

The BTB is also dedicated to developing and implementing tourism programs that will help strengthen and grow the Belizean tourism industry; promote good destination stewardship; and instil high quality standards for accommodations and travel experiences.  For more information on the BTB and its services, visit www.travelbelize.org.

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