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The 7th annual Central America Travel Market kicked off its 3-day promotion of the region’s natural and cultural diversity in the former colonial capital of Antigua, Guatemala. Between October 18-20, over 245 tour operators and media drawn from a vast range of countries from around the world.

Exhibitors where from Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras and BELIZE. Our booth was manned with 16 participants, including Portofino Beach Resort and Belize Hotel Association. It was a successful show for all of us… and for BHA even a little more as they used their brand new Belize Hotel Guide for the first time. It looks awesome!

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Manuel Heredia Jr., Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation of Belize and President Pro Tempore of the CCT welcomed everybody to the show with a very informative and welcoming speech regarding Tourism in Central America. As well Minister Heredia came to visit our booth daily, and spoke to many press and media. We were able to promote our Touristic products to the buyers who believe that Central America is an ideal region for tourists who enjoy unforgettable travel experiences.

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Sport Diver Magazine in Belize!

Posted on 02 Oct, 2010 in the Belize News|Portofino News Category. 1 Comment

Sport Diver Magazine

Sport Diver Magazine

Jad Davenport, freelance journalist experience Belize

Belize City, Belize, June 15th, 2010 – Freelance photojournalist Jad Davenport is scheduled to visit Belize on an assignment for both Sport Diver and Islands Magazine.

Sport Diver Magazine is the official magazine of the PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Diving Society and with a circulation of 346,618 it is the highest-circulation Scuba Diving magazine covering diving destinations, equipment, training, and more.

Islands Magazine (circ. 204,989) showcases islands around the world with interesting articles and beautiful photography, focusing on warm weather locations it includes tourist information, destination profiles, island activities, and lifestyle features with an emphasis on capturing the essence of the culture, location and its population.

Davenport’s visit to Belize will take him to San Pedro Ambergris Caye and Cayo Espanto for some world class diving and then to the Toledo District for some jungle adventures. His itinerary was developed by the Belize Tourism Board in collaboration with its Private Sector partners; Cayo Espanto, Cotton Tree Lodge, Ecologic  Divers, Off the Wall Dive Center & Resort, Portofino Beach Resort and Tropic Air.

While visiting the south of Belize Davenport will visit Lubaantun Archaeological Site and Port Honduras Marine Reserve as well as take a tour of the Cacao Trail and Blue Creek Cave.

For more information on events taking place in Belize’s tourism industry, please contact the Marketing Department at the Belize Tourism Board at 227-2420,via email:  info@travelbelize.org or visit our website www.belizetourism.org.

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1 | Belize Diving said on January 23rd, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Belize is an incredible place to enjoy the best beaches, plus sports like diving. Undoubtedly one of the best tourist destinations for family travel.


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Tropical Storm Matthew

Posted on 25 Sep, 2010 in the Portofino News Category. 1 Comment

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Dear Portofino Friends and Family,
as you may know Tropical Storm Matthew passed by today over Belize… We had some strong winds and the ocean was very rough. The high tide is going down and the wind is back to normal. At noon our boat left to San Pedro for arrivals and departures. Continental and Tropic Air are flying. Our guests had fun on the beach this morning, taking pictures and shooting videos. We lost a few boards from our dock but we are putting them back as we speak. The sun is now shining over here and it is time to start cleaning up, while our guests are swimming already in the pool.

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1 | HOTEL BELIZE said on October 7th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Thank God nothing happened and that was minor damage is a relief to know that all is well and now continue to enjoy Belize, Greetings friends


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