Belize’s Tourism Industry Is Set to Grow Even More in 2023

by Khaila Gentle

On the heels of the good news surrounding the Caribbean region’s record breaking recovery for tourism in 2022, the Belize Tourism Board has revealed that the country’s tourism industry is set to grow even more this year. According to a release from the BTB, Belize’s tourism sector has made a full recovery post-pandemic. But even more than that, recent statistics have suggested that that country is in for increased overnight visitor arrivals as well as cruise tourism arrivals.

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is pleased with the industry’s swift recovery and notes that the surge in international flights to Belize, assertive marketing in our source markets, and the strong support and collaboration from industry stakeholders were the main elements for a successful year.

Last year, said the BTB, Belize registered a total of 370,524 overnight tourist arrivals,  69.2% more than the previous year.

The Caribbean regions continues to be one of the fastest growing tourism regions in the world. Earlier this month, in a New Years Message, the acting secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization said that the year 2022, especially its second half, was an encouraging one for the region’s tourism. The BTB has echoed those sentiments, stating that it is “pleased with the industry’s swift recovery”.

 a pier at south water caye. Belize Tourism Board

South Water Caye, Belize. Photo courtesy Belize Tourism Board

What led to such a successful year? According to the Belize Tourism Board, assertive marketing in source markets, and strong support and collaboration from industry stakeholders were the main contributors. Regionally, the Caribbean’s easy accessibility and world-class hospitality continues to attract millions of travelers from across the globe.

Here in Belize, the list of what’s great in and about the country is ever-growing. Think abundant culture, mouthwatering delicacies, award winning resorts, and even extravagant experiences for luxury travelers.

Featured photo: The crowds at the 2022 Caye Caulker Lobster Fest. Image via BTB 

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