Maya 2012 a new beginning for Belize tourism
Belize Tourism Expo showcases the best of Belize
The allure of “Maya 2012” in Belize has captivated the imagination of travelers and tourism professionals alike, as the world focuses keenly on the end of the Maya “long count” calendar on December 21, 2012, the winter solstice.
Doomsday alarmists laughably say that the end is near. On the other hand, in Belize, our tour operators, hoteliers, tourism suppliers and adventure travelers know better. Now is the best time, in our 5,125 years, to discover just how a Belize vacation can provide you with tranquility and an escape from your routine; as we remain one of the last unspoiled places, on earth.
In order to facilitate visitors in their quest to discover and increase their knowledge on the MAYAN culture – also improve the quality of their experiences in Belize – during April 25-27 there will be a hosting of the Belize Tourism Expo (BETEX).
This is one of the many projects undertaken to support the sustainable development of Belize’s tourism industry.
The tourism industry is learning how to, more effectively, work alongside the country’s tourist-based businesses via interactions on online social media networks. These networks feature first-hand accounts by travelers and their suggestions on the best destinations and activities within Belize.
“The Belize Tourism Expo highlights how 2012 is a momentous occasion; not only for Belize’s large Maya population, but for all Belizeans,” said Yanick Dalhouse, the Belize Tourism Board’s Director of Marketing. The opening ceremony for the three-day conference is being sponsored by the BTB.
“Maya 2012 is generating global excitement,” Dalhouse said, “We’re seeing strong interest in Belize throughout our website, and we encourage travelers to learn all they can about booking Belize travel for the winter solstice, since this is the year the world begins anew.”
Travelers can count on their expectations of Belize, being met. Belize appeals to travelers in search of a rewarding Central American/Caribbean gateway adventure. Belize delivers like no other place in this region – and travelers have the opportunity to do advance planning through the My Belize Vacation Planner.
Over what will be an unforgettable three-day experience, tourism professionals will learn about the tantalizing combination of pristine jungle excursions, adventures in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, and the best remote beaches promoting romantic escapes.
From reef to rainforest, beaches to rice and beans, they will learn, through experience, the thrills; and why a Belize vacation is, simply a state of being. Specific BETEX topics include Maya, scuba/snorkel, jungles/caves and general rest and relaxation.
For more information about BETEX, registration for the event, and post conference tours to experience the best of Belize, visit the BETEX homepage at http://www.betex.bz/.