Like its people, the country’s attractions are varied and unique. At the end of 2016, Belize recorded the highest number of overnight arrivals in 20 years with a 13% increase over the previous year. The cruise sector also exceeded the 1 million mark for the first time in 2016, making it another major landmark achievement for the country.
The increasing number of tourist arrivals into the country results in greater job opportunities for Belizeans, which form the backbone of our dynamic tourism industry.
The latest available statistics revealed that total visitor exports accounted for approximately 38% of Belize’s exports of goods, services and income in 2016, while the number of Active Insured Persons working within the Tourism Industry in 2016 was 19,396 or 1 in every 8 persons employed are in Belize’s Tourism.