Headline — 04 June 2013 — by Adele Ramos
Belize Blue Hole nominated for the 8th Wonder of the World

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The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) announced today that Belize’s Great Blue Hole—said to be more than 1000 feet in diameter and 412 feet deep, located 43 miles off the coast of Belize—has been included among more than 300 destinations from which votes are being cast for the label of “8th Wonder of the World.”

Voting commences today, June 3, and participants can vote once daily until the contest closes on September 30, 2013.

The site for voting is: www.virtualtourist.com/8thwonder. You can vote via Amandala’s website: www.amandala.com.bz. (See the right hand menu, right below our headline stories.)

Kimberly Stirdivant Wason, Head of PR & Marketing at Virtual Tourist, informed that “The winner will be featured in a national broadcast TV segment on a popular syndicated program, as well as receive a massive media relations campaign push from VirtualTourist.”

According to the BTB, Belize stands to gain an audience of over 2.6 million viewers—a win that would give the country major publicity—by being featured in this international contest being undertaken through Trip Advisor’s partner site, ‘Virtual Tourist’, in collaboration with the American Television Show, Extra.

“Belize has long been an escape for the free-spirited traveler seeking phenomenal wonders in an alluring and authentic setting,” the BTB notes.

More information can be obtained by e-mailing [email protected], or calling Toll Free: 1-800-624-0686. Information is also available in the Q&A section of the BTB’s website: www.travelbelize.org.

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