The team here at Caribbean Culture + Lifestyle extends a Happy New Year to all our readers, and a very warm welcome to our new Editorial Director, Khaila Gentle. Khaila, who was born and raised in the heart of the Old Capital (Belize City) became a part of the team in December, 2022. She is a self-proclaimed lover of words with a passion for connecting with readers through her work.
In addition to being a published poet and a Caribbean Fantasy author, Khaila has been blogging for over five years now. Her venture into the world of writing web content began while she was pursuing an undergraduate degree in Taiwan. It was during that time that she also discovered her love for travel (local and international) and the many experiences that come with it.
Since graduating, Khaila has worked extensively towards building a career for herself as a writer in Belize. Today, she hopes to use the skills she’s gained to contribute to the continued growth of Caribbean Culture + Lifestyle. In addition to promoting all that Belize has to offer travelers, she looks forward to writing about the unique cultural and life experiences that come with the place she gets to call home.
She joins the CC+L team consisting of:
- Tanya McNab, Creative Director
- Louise Roe, Lead Brand Manager
- Larry Waight, Online Marketing Director and Editorial Contributor
- Carolee Chanona, Editorial Contributor
- Megan Rodden, Editorial Contributor
- Vivian Lizarraga, Social Media Content Coordinator
Cheers to 2023
The year 2022 was a banner year for travel. Tourism numbers reached near pre-pandemic levels for many places across the globe. According to Travel + Leisure Magazine, vacationers took the term “revenge travel” to new heights. They booked “trips to previously-closed destinations, big cities, and warm-weather beaches”. And the trend of growth is expected to continue into 2023.
All of us here at CC+L and the McNab Publishing Group look forward to the continued rebounding of travel and the continued growth of our brand. And the latter has certainly been made possible, in no small part, thanks to our readers and our partners.
Here’s to a 2023 filled with growth and new adventures!