Belize City, Belize – Wednesday, July 4, 2012 – The Lobster Festival wined down this weekend as Caye Caulker hosted its last day of festivities. The lobster feasting started in San Pedro on June 15th – 24th, Placencia hosted its 15th Annual Placencia Lobster Festival from June 22nd – 24th and the 17th Annual Caye Caulker Lobster Festival started on June 29th and concluded on July 1st.
Every year, the Lobster Festivals are enjoyed by both locals and international visitors. Shola Babb, Media & Public Relations Manager at the BTB shared, “The Lobster Festivals are celebrated in Belize to announce the opening of Lobster Season – the Lobster being one of Belize’s most succulent crustaceans. It is the perfect opportunity to taste lobster just about any way you like it, whether it is grilled, in a ceviche, a ravioli or sushi.”
The three festivals were uniquely different in their offerings. San Pedro was ambitious and offered a record-breaking 10 event-filled days with a special “Lobster Crawl 2012 Passport” opportunity. This granted one lucky participant an all-inclusive trip for San Pedro Lobster Festival 2013! A highlight of the 15th Annual Placencia Lobster Festival was that this year; it coincided with the 50th Anniversary of the Placencia Fishermen’s Cooperative. And at Caye Caulker’s 17th Annual Festival, Sylvia Marie was crowned Miss Lobster Fest 2012-2013.
While the Lobster festivities have come to an end, the Lobster Season has not. The season in Belize opened on June 14th and will close on February 14th 2013. With the success of this year’s festivals, both locals and visitors can look forward to expect an even more festive Lobster Season in 2013.
For more information on Belize’s Lobster Festivals and other events occurring in Belize, visit http://www.travelbelize.org/events.
About the Belize Tourism Board
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is a statutory body within the Belize Ministry of Tourism, and it is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Minister of Tourism. The BTB works in conjunction with members of the private sector – including the Belize Hotel Association, Belize Tourism Industry Association and Belize National Tour Operators Association – and is dedicated to building tourism in the most economically and environmentally sustainable manner. As a part of its responsibilities, the BTB promotes Belize as a premier tourism destination to both in-country and international consumers. Among its outreach to the international travel market, the BTB markets the country’s unique attractions to travellers, members of the travel trade industry and media outlets in key markets.
The BTB is also dedicated to developing and implementing tourism programs that will help strengthen and grow the Belizean tourism industry; promote good destination stewardship; and instil high quality standards for accommodations and travel experiences. For more information on the BTB and its services, visit www.travelbelize.org.
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