Belize Tourism Recovers: Industry Poised for Further Growth in 2023

Belize City, Belize, 25th January 2023: The latest statistics for both overnight and cruise ship tourist arrivals provide a clear and strong signal that Belize’s tourism has recovered and is now poised to achieve higher records in the New Year.  Last year, 2022, registered 370,524 overnight tourist arrivals representing a 69.2% growth over the previous year. The year 2022, also registered 615,021 cruise tourism arrivals with 40 cruise ship calls on Belizean ports in December. Please see further details in the tables below:

2022 Overnight Tourist Arrivals Breakdown:

2022 Cruise Ship Passenger Arrivals Breakdown:

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is pleased with the industry’s swift recovery and notes that the surge in international flights to Belize, assertive marketing in our source markets, and the strong support and collaboration from industry stakeholders were the main elements for a successful year.

The BTB remains committed to proactively and effectively promote Belize as a premier destination for the benefit of both Belizeans and international travelers and looks forward to the industry’s further growth in 2023.

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