Articles tagged “belize”

Belize Is Latest Test Ground for Luxury Development and Environment

Belize Is Latest Test Ground for Luxury Development and Environment

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Belize should serve as a case study for conscious luxury development. There will be successes and lessons to watch for in the coming years as the effects of a small group of hoteliers' decisions play out in the local environment and culture.

7 months ago

Private Islands Are Oasis for Luxury Travelers in an Over-Connected World

Private Islands Are Oasis for Luxury Travelers in an Over-Connected World

Mark Ellwood, Bloomberg

Renting out private islands isn't something that just started happening, but in a world where it's harder to unplug, having an island to yourself at least gives the illusion of seclusion.

9 months ago

Belize Looks Beyond Backpackers to Attract Luxury Vacationers

Belize Looks Beyond Backpackers to Attract Luxury Vacationers

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

In a few years, Belize will likely be a very different destination than it is today. Hotel developers are leading a pivot away from backpackers to luxury travel.

11 months ago

5 Destinations Selling Diverse Experiences in Best Travel Ads This Week

5 Destinations Selling Diverse Experiences in Best Travel Ads This Week

Alexandra E. Petri, Skift

These destinations are getting right to it: They offer a world to discover.

3 years ago

What It’s Like to Stay With Francis Ford Coppola, Boutique Hotelier

What It’s Like to Stay With Francis Ford Coppola, Boutique Hotelier

Colleen Clark, Bloomberg

Is it just us, or does it seem that Coppola has figured out a way for others to pay for all of his vacation homes? Smart move.

4 years ago

The Caribbean Reports Record Number of Tourists and Spending in 2014

The Caribbean Reports Record Number of Tourists and Spending in 2014

Danica Coto, Associated Press

Expect 2015 and 2016 to see new travel patterns as cruise ships refocus some efforts and Cuba's opening causes ripple effects.

4 years ago

Southwest Expands International Flights With More Routes to Belize and Mexico

Southwest Expands International Flights With More Routes to Belize and Mexico

Associated Press

Excellent news for anyone who wants to travel south in comfort.

4 years ago

Travel Belize Takes Advantage of Polar Vortex With Its Own Boiling-Water Trick

AdAge

Brands that can quickly tap into viral memes are rewarded with a boost in popularity and public awareness.

5 years ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Buys and Will Develop 2 Islands in Belize

Miami Herald

No cruise line is an island so Norwegian Cruise Line is doing what other cruise lines do -- buying a couple of islands. The Belezian government should be pleased because the purchases should take pressure off Belize City, which has become over-burned with ship calls.

6 years ago

Belize decries destruction of temples integral to tourism growth

Belize decries destruction of temples integral to tourism growth

Patrick E. Jones, Associated Press

Destroying historical temples to make way for better transport infrastructure equates to shooting oneself in the foot. These pyramids are essential for Belize's growing tourism sector.

6 years ago