An open letter to the Belizean Tourism, Hotel Association, Chamber of Commerce and anyone else who will listen

Belizean Tourism Industry Association
Belize Hotel Association
San Pedro Branch of Belize Hotel Association
Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Civil Aviation
Belize Airport Concession Company
Johnny Grief – Tropic Air
Betty Longsworth – Travel Belize
Steve Schulte – Tropic Air

To whom it may concern;

Over the past 3 years I have noticed a steady increase in the cost of airfare from the US to Belize and would like to bring this to your attention and possibly raise some awareness. I am sure you are fully aware that with the sagging US economy a lot of financial belts are being tightened and travel decisions are being effected by this. I bring this up because my wife and I attempt to travel to Belize 3 times a year to visit friends, family and enjoy all that the country has to offer. Currently the cost of a round trip ticket in February from MEM to BZE is $800.00 and I ask why I can fly significantly cheaper to other Central America destinations (SJO, STT, CUN, CZM, SAP) using the same date range? One destination beat the price by 38% and as much as I love visiting the country of Belize one has to wonder why La Isla Bonita is so expensive?

Sincerely,

CBT

One has to hope that someone will get the picture….

TTK!
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