Industry news website Travel Pulse sees a “reckoning” ahead for the cruise industry in Belize in 2016.
The reckoning is triggered by the opening in February of Norwegian Cruise Lines’ $50 million Belize fantasy island, Harvest Caye, coupled with the country’s already “strong tourist arrivals growth.”
So, I reckon that means Belize had better be bracing itself for even more tourism growth in the future? Read the rest of this entry »
I think I’m becoming a birdwatcher. I’ll let you know for sure if I ever drop a bundle on high-end binoculars, a camera with a telephoto lens, a light-weight bush jacket with pockets for my bird guides, notebooks, pens, spare glasses, mosquito repellent and granola bars.
Then I’ll know for sure.
Meanwhile, I just spent a very productive morning with Mario, a guide at Pook’s Hill Lodge, spotting birds.
Man, did we see birds. Read the rest of this entry »
Update: United Airlines is offering 30 percent off round-trip tickets between Houston and BZE. Tickets are on sale at $507, normally fares average $720. Departure dates are available from August 2014 to May 2015.
The sale began July 1 and there is no end-of-sale date announced as of yet.
Thank you John East for tipping me off to the sale.
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Delta is ramping up its seasonal flights to Belize from the States at a quicker pace than previously. Read the rest of this entry »
What is that saying, “It is not the destination, it is the journey”?
I was thinking about that the other day as I read Rebecca Coutant’s step-by-step account of traveling back to the States from San Pedro in her blog, San Pedro Scoop.
Rebecca chose the most economical albeit time-consuming way to the States. Remember, it is about the journey. And by her estimate, she saved $400 USD. Not chump change by any measure. Read the rest of this entry »