Excitement continues to surround Belize! The country has been featured in the August “On location” issue of Recommend magazine. The magazine has been in existence for over 43 years and is one of the leaders in the travel trade marketplace. It aims to educate and inform travel agents about the latest happenings in various locations, which assists in selling the locations. The monthly issues highlight the different aspects of tourism. Recommend also has a very active website where interested viewers can read the current and past issues of the magazine as well as view the latest information on various destinations and events.
“We’re always ecstatic to see Belize highlighted in respected publications such as Recommend. We want the world to realize all that our country has to offer and consequently, make Belize a part of their future travels. This magazine in particular, keeps travel agents informed about what’s new and exciting and we’re really pleased to be featured” commented the Director of Marketing and Industry Relations, Alyssa Carnegie.
The August issue guides readers through Central and South America. The article on Belize speaks about Prince Harry’s visit in March, 2012, and also lists activities he should experience upon his return. It mentions the street fair that was held in his honor, in Belmopan, and his climb of Xunantunich. Some must do’s outlined for his future trip were diving with whale sharks, exploring the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, as well as horseback riding and mountain biking through Mountain Pine Ridge.
A section was designated to “What’s New in Belize,” which mentioned the opening of El Secreto boutique on Ambergris Caye and provides information on its amenities. It also speaks on the Maya 2012 celebrations. Finally, it enlightens the public about the name change of the Machaca Hill Lodge in Toledo which is now named Belcampo Belize. The website for Recommend also features an article further detailing how visitors can participate in the Maya “Countdown” taking place in Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.
The magazine gives various websites where further information on the topics can be retrieved. To see a virtual copy of the magazine, please visit http://www.recommend.com. For more information on this and other articles concerning Belize, please contact the Belize Tourism Board at 227-2419.