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BELIZE CITY, Belize – 2014 was an outstanding year for the Tourism Industry in Belize. The year started with several properties in Belize earning awards in 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards.

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BELIZE CITY, Belize – 2014 was an outstanding year for the Tourism Industry in Belize. The year started with several properties in Belize earning awards in 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards. Ambergris Caye was then named the #1 Island in the World, for the second year in a row. Scuba Diving magazine outlined Belize as the “Central American paradise” who “earned a host of 2014 Top 100 Readers Choice Awards.” Delta Airlines employed additional flights through the Atlanta route to Belize, while United Airlines announced a new direct flight for Chicago-Belize, operational December, 2014, to May, 2015. Then, there was the announcement by Southwest Airlines that they would begin nonstop service to Belize, via Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport, commencing October, 2015.

In October, 2014, Belize saw one million visitors into the country, including overnight and cruise arrivals, which was two months earlier than the projected time.

Now, the total arrival numbers are in and the Belize Tourism Board is pleased to announce that Belize has surpassed the elusive 300,000 overnight visitors mark. The total overnight visitors to Belize in 2014 were 321,220. This shows a 9.2% increase in overnight visitors, when compared to 2013.

The month with the most overnight visitors continues to be March, which had 38,712 visitors, an 8.1% increase over 2013.

The month with the largest percentage change was April, with a 23% increase over 2013. April, 2014, had 28,969 visitors, while April, 2013, had 23,555 visitors.

November saw a slight decrease in overnight visitors having a 1.7% decrease. This was a total of 380 less visitors than in 2013.

2014 Overnight Arrivals
Month 2013 2014 % change vs. ’13
Jan 28,431 31,164 9.6
Feb 28,765 32,105 11.6
Mar 35,795 38,712 8.1
Apr 23,555 28,969 23.0
May 22,941 26,319 14.7
Jun 26,817 28,727 7.1
Jul 27,833 29,983 7.7
Aug 20,863 22,672 8.7
Sep 10,654 11,943 12.1
Oct 14,543 15,511 6.7
Nov 22,868 22,488 -1.7
Dec 31,111 32,624 4.9
294,177 321,220 9.2

North America continues to be our largest market for overnight tourist arrivals, including the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Americans make up majority of the market, followed by Canadians.
Europe is our second largest market, which includes the UK, Germany, Italy, Netherlands (Holland), France, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, and other smaller European markets. Most of the visitors come from the UK.

Airport arrivals also saw a significant increase in 2014, with a 7% increase over 2013.

Like overnight arrivals, March saw the most visitors for 2014 with 30,754 airport arrivals, and April saw the largest increase with 20.7% more airport arrivals than April, 2013.
November also saw a decrease of 2.6%

2014 Airport Arrivals
Month 2013 2014 % change vs. ’13
Jan 19,965 22,562 13.0
Feb 21,676 24,148 11.4
Mar 28,623 30,754 7.4
Apr 17,424 21,028 20.7
May 17,699 19,924 12.6
Jun 21,820 22,801 4.5
Jul 21,220 22,490 6.0
Aug 15,296 15,680 2.5
Sep 7,616 7,692 1.0
Oct 10,869 11,066 1.8
Nov 17,031 16,581 -2.6
Dec 24,270 24,528 1.1
223,510 239,255 7.0

Cruise arrivals in 2014 saw a significant increase of 42.9%, despite 13 ship cancellations.

June saw an amazing increase of 120.2%, followed by July with 106.8% increase.

December had the most cruise passenger arrivals with 141,286 passengers, regardless of 2 ship cancellations for this month.

2014 Cruise Passenger Arrivals
Month 2013 2014 % change vs. ’13
Jan 102,871 109,251 6.2
Feb 78,766 97,740 24.1
Mar 82,416 115,227 39.8
Apr 62,643 104,188 66.3
May 33,988 46,842 37.8
Jun 24,432 53,789 120.2
Jul 32,874 67,986 106.8
Aug 36,309 52,037 43.3
Sep 25,056 47,625 90.1
Oct 42,181 57,913 37.3
Nov 63,583 74,247 16.8
Dec 92,231 141,286 53.2
677,350 968,131 42.9

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