Features — 13 May 2014 — by Kareem Clarke
Tourist arrivals up in 1st quarter of 2014: BTB

Cruise passenger arrivals up 22%

The Belize Tourism Board is reporting that arrivals for overnight, cruise and airport visitors went up between January to March 2014, when compared to the same period last year.

In respect of airport tourist arrivals, there was a ten percent increase for visitors arriving at the Philip Goldson International Airport, which amounts to over seventy-seven thousand visitors in the first three months of the year.

For overnight tourism, the number went up by nine percent compared to the same period last year.

It was cruise ship passenger arrivals, however, that registered the greatest increase. The numbers shot up by twenty-two percent in the first few months of this year.

All in all, there have been a total of over three hundred and thirty-two cruise ship arrivals in the first quarter.

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