Air Canada Resumes Nonstop Service to Belize from Toronto
The Belize Tourism Board just announced that Air Canada will resume flights to Belize from Toronto, Canada, starting December 4, 2022. The airline will offer nonstop seasonal service from Toronto on Sundays, then twice weekly in March 2023, using an Airbus A220- 300. Flights are currently open for reservations. The initial Sunday nonstop service is scheduled to depart Toronto at 9:30 a.m. and arrive in Belize City at 1:15 p.m. The flight will depart Belize City at 2:15 p.m. and arrive in Toronto at 7:35 p.m.
Why Did Osocity Breakdown in Tears During Show in San Pedro
San Pedro was so excited for Osocity’s performance at the Dia de San Pedro Festival and it was evident with the large crowd that filled up the festival grounds. He was full of energy, very charismatic and clearly having a great time in San Pedro, Belize; the crowd loved him. But why did he break down in tears at the end of his performance? Osocity could not believe all the love he received from the people of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize. He had this to say to his fans:
Pedro Fernandez in Concert for Dia de San Pedro Festival
Mexican superstar singer/actor Pedro Fernandez highlighted the Dia de San Pedro Festival for 2022 with a spectacular performance that included the special performance of a fantastic Mariachi band from Mexico City. He culminated the two days of festivities with a concert that delighted everyone in attendance.
The Second Time Was the Charm for Faith Edgar
She almost had it in 2019 when she placed first-runner up at the Miss San Pedro Pageant, but this time around Faith Edgar set to prove to herself and her peers that with hard work and dedication it is possible to achieve your goals. At the end of a fun-filled evening, she was selected as Miss San Pedro 2022.
Costa Maya Festival Says Yes to 2022
The San Pedro International Costa Maya Festival committee has just given the green light for the festival to take place this year, stating that its importance and impact to the island’s and county’s economy are a huge benefit to the tourism industry. Festival dates are still pending to be announced.
Miss San Pedro Grace Brown Heads to Miss Belize Pageant
The Miss Belize Universe organization has announced that sеvеn соntеѕtаntѕ аrе vуіng tо bе thе title of Miss Belize Universe 2022. One of those contestants is the reigning Miss San Pedro, Grace Brown, who will be passing on her title to the next island queen on Friday, June 24, 2022.
Strengthening Enforcement of Tourism Operations within Hol Chan Marine Reserve
San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, June 8, 2022. The Belize Tourism Board, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the Tourism Police Unit signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding to improve the tourism enforcement activities taking place at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve (HCMR), one of the most visited natural attractions in Belize.
First Ever Tourism Awards Held for San Pedro
The San Pedro Town Council held the first ever Tourism Awards geared to honor key players in the tourism industry for Ambergris Caye. There were 15 nominees within five categories that were selected by a panel of judges picked by the Council committee. The event was held at the R. Angel Nuñez Auditorium, on Saturday, May 28, 2022, in honor of all the nominees with live music, food and entertainment.
Peace Corps Volunteers Return to Belize
On May 18, 2022, Peace Corps/Belize welcomed back United States Peace Corps volunteers to serve alongside community members across the country. Volunteers have not served in Belize since they were evacuated in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event marked the first time in the agency’s 60 year history that volunteers were evacuated from all global posts. Since that time, Peace Corps/Belize staff have continued to engage in professional development and training on diversity, equity and inclusion to better support volunteers and host communities.
First Belize International Music and Food Festival To Be Hosted in San Pedro
On Monday, May 23, 2022, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) unveiled plans for a two-day international music and food festival, which aims to showcase local and international musical artists as well as Belize’s exceptional cuisine. The launch took place at the Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City and was attended by key players in the music industry, including well-known local artists and DJs.
Increasing COVID-19 Cases in Belize
Тhе Міnіѕtrу оf Неаlth аnd Wеllnеѕѕ ѕауѕ thеrе hаѕ bееn а ‘ѕtеаdу іnсrеаѕе’ іn rесеnt dауѕ оf СОVІD-19 саѕеѕ соuntrуwіdе, раrtісulаrlу іn thе Веlіzе аnd Сауо Dіѕtrісtѕ. The Ministry records 566 active cases (107 new cases and 132 of the weekend) as of Tuesday, May 17, 2022. The Ministry of Health & Wellness reminds the public of the importance of the public health measures and vaccinations in reducing the spread and severity of COVID-19.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2022 Cover features Maye Musk and Belize
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is thrilled to share that Belize made the cover of the 2022 issue of the internationally renowned, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Magazine. The cover photo was taken in Placencia Village and features Maye Musk - supermodel, bestselling international author, and mother of billionaire Elon Musk.
Belize Tourism Rebounding, Future Looking Positive
The latest statistics for both overnight tourist arrivals and cruise tourism from the Belize Tourism Board provide a clear indication that Belize’s tourism is moving fast on its path to recovery. According to their latest press release, this year’s quarterly figures show that overnight tourist arrivals to Belize totaled over 41,000, the largest number of overnight visitors recorded in a month since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Traditionally, March has been the peak of the tourism high season (Pre-Covid).
Town Meeting Called as Sargassum Problem Worsens
The sargassum situation on Ambergris Caye has become such a problem that the San Pedro Town Council has called a Community Meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 5p.m. at the San Pedro Town Council Conference Room. It has become a heavy burden for beach side resorts and residents who cannot keep up with the cleanup efforts as tons of sargassum accumulates on the beachside.
Belize Carnival Back After Two Year Pandemic Break
After two very long years Belize’s Carnival is back as part of the country’s September Celebrations! The announcement was made on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 by Minister Francis Fonseca who is the chair of the National Celebrations Commission. This year’s Belize’s Carnival Road March will be celebrated under the theme “Carnival 2022! We outside! We back pon the road!”
Airbnb and Belize to Drive Sustainable Tourism Through Home Sharing
Airbnb and the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) have signed a MOU initiating a mutual collaboration between both organizations to drive sustainable tourism in Belize through home sharing. The agreement aims to promote Belize as a world-class tourism destination, highlighting cultural festivals, local tourism experiences and other unique events.
No More Mask Required in Belize
No this is not an April Fools joke! As we go into April, and Belize taking steps to further reopen, cabinet has removed the mask mandate, among other restrictions, approved under the Statutory Instrument No. 61 of 2022. YES the Mask Mandate has been scrapped; meaning that the wearing of mask indoors and outdoors is no longer required in Belize. It is more of a personal choice.
BEL Launches Electric Vehicle Charging Station Ecosystem Pilot Project
On Thursday, March 31, 2022, Belize Electricity Limited unveiled the first charging station in its National Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Ecosystem. It is the first of 12 that will be installed in strategic locations across the country as part of a pilot project for commissioning EV charging stations.
Alma Pinelo Named Woman of the Year By US Embassy Belize
On Thursday, March 31, 2022, the U.S. Embassy presented its 2022 Woman of the Year Award to Belize Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Alma Pinelo, of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. “A champion for women’s equality in Belize’s Armed Forces,” commented the U.S. Embassy of Belize. “Throughout her career, LCDR Pinelo has sought to empower women as equal partners in Belize’s security forces. LCDR Pinelo helped launch Belize’s first Women, Peace and Security Agenda to increase Belizean women’s roles in national security and to eliminate sexism, prejudice, and discrimination.
Skydivers Plunge Over San Pedro and Great Blue Hole
The staff of Amigos del Mar Dive Shop, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, were excited to share these images as they had the opportunity to work along with a fun group of skydivers who not just parachute themselves into the Great Blue Hole, but also experienced diving down to 130ft to see the natural formations of the stalactites and stalagmites this Wonder of the Underwater World has to offer. The group also leapt over north Ambergris Caye, on Monday, March 21, 2022.