Archive - July 2021

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Grab Life in Belize- Belize Tourism Board to launch new advertising campaign in the US
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Tragedy on the beach- Placencia Police kill teen
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Belize Safety Tips for Travelers

Grab Life in Belize- Belize Tourism Board to launch new advertising campaign in the US

Earlier this week I attended a stakeholder’s meeting for the Belize Tourism Board held at the beautiful Naia Resort.  The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the BTB’s new ad campaign to launch in the US and to get buy-in from other stakeholders in the tourism industry.  I have to say- I’m really excited for this campaign and I think it not only has relevance now but also staying power, this #grablife tag is pertinent as we recover from the pandemic but is also sort of timeless….

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Tragedy on the beach- Placencia Police kill teen

We’ve just returned to Placencia from a 2-week family and friends’ visit in the States and while we were gone this community suffered a tragic and contentious event; one that has made national headlines and sparked an explosion of emotion from the public (both home and abroad via social media).  On the night of July 15th, seemingly inconsequential events led to the fatal shooting of a minor on our otherwise quiet beach.  Chief of Police, Chester Williams, has already admitted in an interview with the press that the…

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Belize Safety Tips for Travelers

shake out your shoes Depending on what area of the country you visit and what season it is, you might encounter some Belize residents you would rather not get friendly with: spiders, snakes, scorpions OH MY!  If I’m visiting the jungle and have left my shoes out overnight, I’m certain to give them a careful inspection before shoving my feet back in to them.  Nothing ruins a morning quite like a scorpion between the toes.  I’d much prefer a shot of espresso to wake me up. *Pro Tip:…

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