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Overview

The travel and tourism sector contributed BZD1.9m to the economy of Belize in 2011.  The industry supported 40,000 jobs, including those indirectly supported, which constituted 30.1% of total employment (World Travel and Tourism Council – WTCC 2011).  This placed it 17th out of 181 countries in terms of the industry’s relative contribution to the economy, with a 33.2% share of GDP, compared to the world average of 14% (WTTC 2011).  In 2010 the country saw 238,000 tourist arrivals, 60% of which came from the United States.  Canada provided the next largest country source market, alongside a significant number of arrivals from European countries.  Belize retains its position as a common stop-off point for Caribbean cruises, with 764,628 cruise passenger arrivals in 2010.  In 2011 visitor exports generated BZD534.6m, accounting for 30.5% of total exports from the country.  The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is a statutory body within the Ministry of Tourism, which represents a strategic partnership between government and the private sector.  It aims to make tourism a larger part of the Belizean economy, to include local communities within the industry, and to protect the local environment through its sustainable use.  Organisations within the industry are represented by the Belize Tourism Industry Association and the Belize Eco-Tourism Association.

Tourism and Travel organisations in Belize
Belize Tourism Board
Belize Tradewinds