As one of the leading industries in Belize, tourism continues to grow, exhibiting record-breaking figures for the mid-year of 2019. On Thursday, July 11th the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) released their latest statistics for the first half of this year, which shows a remarkable and persistent growth in both overnight and cruise ship arrivals positioning Belize as a favorite vacation paradise. It further underscores the effective marketing strategy of its industry stakeholders in promoting the country as a leading tourism destination.
At the end of the second quarter of 2019, there was a cumulative increase of 6% in overnight tourist arrivals for 2019 over 2018. As the off-season approached June experienced a slight dip of approximately 400 visitors in comparison to last year. At mid-year, a total of 284,576 visitors have experienced our diverse tourism destination and attractions.
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