The Southwest Effect to Bring More Growth to Belize

southwest airlines belizeWith the inauguration of nonstop air service from Houston’s Hobby International Airport to Belize City’s Philip Goldson International Airport, a new era of convenience dawned in Belize, thanks to what’s being called the “Southwest Effect” by the carrier’s Managing Director of Customer Support and Services, James Ashworth. Southwest Airline’s daily nonstop service began to impact Belize travel from the moment the first flight took off in mid-October.

The announcement of the Southwest route addition generated lots of excitement, showcasing Belize’s bright future as a world-class tourist destination, say Belize tourism authorities. In September 2015 alone, there was a 19.3-percent increase in overnight tourism that exceeded projections. That statistic was revealed even before Belize won two prestigious international travel prizes in October, adding more credibility to the nation’s growing reputation as the Caribbean’s vacation capital.

It’s easy to see why Southwest flights to Belize are being met with so much excitement. The airline is known for policies that relieve travelers of having to pay baggage and change/cancellation fees, so ex-pats can shuttle back and forth between their families at home, without having to worry about paying those extra charges.

Competition is also heightened now that Southwest has entered this bustling market. As a matter of fact, since the carrier began servicing Belize with daily non-stop service, several domestic airlines–American and Delta among them–have begun to offer less expensive flights to Belize, so airfares are even more affordable nowadays thanks to these fare reductions.

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Orchid Bay, Belize

In addition to breaking news of Southwest’s direct flights to Belize is the announcement that Orchid Bay, the pre-eminent community for retirees, is setting up tours of the area for visitors between November 12th and 15th ,and December 3rd and 6th. This announcement came as a response to demand by tourists fascinated with the idea of retiring to a nation where real estate values remain strong, the retirement age is just 45 and ex-pat taxes are low.

Visiting Belize to see what all of the excitement is about won’t even take much of your time. Direct flights on Southwest and other domestic carriers leaving from major metro centers literally take just a few hours, so you won’t even have to change your watch. Tour Orchid Bay to see a unique community designed just for retirees who demand high-quality infrastructure and a built-in lifestyle if they’re to relocate abroad and expect to return home in a Belize state of mind!

Reservations for these comprehensive tours of Belize that include Orchid Bay are limited, and they are filling fast, so if you want to find out why this country has become the hottest destination in the Caribbean, call (470) 2-BELIZE or +1 (470) 223-5493–or visit–immediately–before slots are filled.


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