Demand is Building: Be Ready

Demand is Building: Be Ready

The levels of demand for travel – especially cruise travel – is off the charts.

Worldwide lockdowns, social distancing, and travel bans have created an unprecedented demand for cruise travel once the government and industry restrictions begin to lift.

In a recent study by the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), participants were asked: “If the pandemic suddenly ended tomorrow, what one large discretionary purchase would you make”?

Of those who said they would make a large purchase, 46 percent said they would take a trip, with the next-highest responses being to remodel their home (20 percent) and purchase a new vehicle (19 percent). There’s no doubt that travel is at the top of the list for discretionary spending.

A separate survey by Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. found that almost 95 percent of approximately 1,500 U.S. respondents plan to take a vacation this year and next. Of those respondents, 50 percent said they plan to take a cruise for their next vacation.

It’s clear that once things normalize, people will hit the road, air, and waterways in unprecedented numbers. And not only will more people than normal be traveling at once but they also intend on staying out longer than usual.

There’s little doubt that once people start traveling again, one of their favorite destinations will be Belize. 

That’s because, before the pandemic, Belize was increasing in popularity as a tourist hotspot of travelers from all over the world.

Already a favorite of North Americans because of its proximity, it has been increasingly gaining in popularity among European and British tourists as well.

Not only are people flocking to Belize for travel, but many are also now flocking there to retire – mostly from the U.S.

On an interesting note, in a press release that came out just this past Thursday, Jennifer Stevens, Executive Editor of International Living Magazine and website reported that:

“On election night, traffic to International Living’s ‘move out of the U.S.’ pages spiked nearly 300% (on top of the 1,600% increase in search traffic we’ve tracked since the end of May). Suffice it to say: People are looking for an escape.”

In the same press release, International Living’s editors highlighted three countries that make good sense to consider for emigrating from the perspective of value, ease of settling in, quality of life, and proximity to the States:

  • Costa Rica.
  • Belize.
  • Mexico.

WHY BELIZE FOR TRAVEL?

There are so many factors that draw tourists to Belize including:

  • English is the official language.
  • Stable British-style government and legal system based on English common law.
  • Warm subtropical weather.
  • Belize Barrier Reef, the Great Blue Hole (a giant marine sinkhole at the center of Lighthouse Reef) and the best scuba diving and snorkeling in the world.
  • Mayan ruins.
  • Ecotourism is highlighted by uninhabited islands and an extensive network of caves.
  • Diverse culture with a mix of Maya, Garinagu, Spanish, Indian, Mennonites, German, Chinese, and Lebanese.
  • Diverse and extensive flora highlighted by over 250 varieties of orchids, flowering bromeliads and aroids, colorful poinsettias, hibiscuses, and many other rare and unique flowers and trees.
  • Diverse and extensive fauna highlighted by 543 varieties of bird species. Animals that can be spotted in the forest include wildcats, margay, monkeys, large rodents, mountain cows, ocelots, and pumas.
  • Belize’s diverse culture translates into one of the most interesting cuisines. Unlike other Central American countries, Belize is a foodie’s paradise.

WHY BELIZE FOR LIVING?

Belize offers retirees and emigrants many unique benefits and advantages that make living there appealing.

As a British Commonwealth country, Belize is the only country in Central America with English as its official language – making the transition easier for ex-pats from the U.S., Canada, UK, and Australia. In terms of currency, the U.S. dollar (pegged to the Belizean dollar) is widely accepted.

More ex-pats flock to the Caribbean island of Ambergris Caye than to any other region of Belize. Beyond its natural beauty and outdoor attractions, the island offers Belize’s most sophisticated lifestyle – combining casual beach life with upscale amenities. Despite its luxuries, an ex-pat couple can live comfortably on less than $2,000 a month (not including rent or mortgage).

Already a hotspot for travel and offshore living before the pandemic, Belize is sure to be flooded with tourists and ex-pats once widespread travel bans and restrictions are lifted.

This means the vacation real estate boom that was occurring before the pandemic will surely pick up where it left off once things normalize.

About The Author

John Turley

36 Comments

  • sikis izle on November 18, 2020

    Thanks a lot for the blog article. Thanks Again. Really Cool. Val Federico Menzies

  • erotik on December 8, 2020

    Deference to post author, some fantastic selective information. Neile Brody Sabsay

  • erotik film izle on December 9, 2020

    You made some decent points there. I looked on the internet for the subject matter and found most people will agree with your site. Jodee Erl Berrie

  • erotik on December 9, 2020

    This piece of writing offers clear idea in favor of the new viewers of blogging, that in fact how to do blogging and site-building. Leilah Laney Petracca

  • erotik on December 9, 2020

    That would be the end of this report. Here you will obtain some web pages that we believe you will enjoy, just click the hyperlinks. Sarena Howard Kinnard

  • porno on December 9, 2020

    I am no longer positive where you are getting your info, but great topic. Aura Rainer Hadlee

  • erotik film izle on December 9, 2020

    I am constantly thought about this, thankyou for posting. Luciana Shae Farlie

  • joker on December 10, 2020

    Hi, constantly i used to check weblog posts here early in the daylight, as i enjoy to find out more and more. Brynna Towney Durham

  • CBD gummies for on March 1, 2021

    I visited various web pages except the audio quality for audio songs present at this site is genuinely fabulous.

  • skincell pro on March 17, 2021

    Do you currently have moles or undesirable skin tags?
    Have you yearned to remove those pesky acnes on your skin? The Skincell Pro skin tag
    remover is a reliable serum from all natural active ingredients
    created to safely and rapidly eliminate skin tags, moles, as well as blemished skin.
    It’s developed to remove skin moles and also tags in as
    little as 8 hrs flat. This powerful, quick-acting formula job quickly and also
    swiftly, to aid you do away with those unwanted moles without
    the aid of physicians or surgical treatment. http://socialmediainuk.com/story7417691/does-skincell-pro-really-work

  • 0mniartist on April 11, 2021

    I every time used to study article in news papers but now as I am a user of internet thus from
    now I am using net for content, thanks to web. asmr 0mniartist

  • jimdofreeNox on April 15, 2021

    The road seemed to stretch on endlessly before us, but Alexis assured me that our journey was near an end. We’d turn before long into thick woods and travel through narrow, winding roads until we reached her family’s cabin. I had no choice but to trust her as GPS had given out nearly 20 minutes ago.

    “There’s good wifi and okay reception at the cabin,” she’d told me, “but you can’t get there unless you know the way.”
    https://medium.com/@kc3364747/he-finds-me-b12c85b0eb83
    So here I was, driving alone in the middle of god knows where with a girl who was my student just a couple of weeks ago. Her and her four best friends had been together from first grade all the way through high school and now they had graduated with very different futures ahead of them. They had decided to kick off “the best summer ever” with a week long stay at Alexis’s family cabin. Alexis and I were heading up before everyone else, the four other girls and four guys.

  • jimdofreeNox on April 21, 2021

    The road seemed to stretch on endlessly before us, but Alexis assured me that our journey was near an end. We’d turn before long into thick woods and travel through narrow, winding roads until we reached her family’s cabin. I had no choice but to trust her as GPS had given out nearly 20 minutes ago.

    “There’s good wifi and okay reception at the cabin,” she’d told me, “but you can’t get there unless you know the way.”
    https://notepin.co/shared/gzpiixb
    So here I was, driving alone in the middle of god knows where with a girl who was my student just a couple of weeks ago. Her and her four best friends had been together from first grade all the way through high school and now they had graduated with very different futures ahead of them. They had decided to kick off “the best summer ever” with a week long stay at Alexis’s family cabin. Alexis and I were heading up before everyone else, the four other girls and four guys.

  • with gamefly on April 28, 2021

    I was curious if you ever considered changing the layout of your site?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better.
    Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or two images.
    Maybe you could space it out better?

  • jimdofreeNox on April 30, 2021

    The road seemed to stretch on endlessly before us, but Alexis assured me that our journey was near an end. We’d turn before long into thick woods and travel through narrow, winding roads until we reached her family’s cabin. I had no choice but to trust her as GPS had given out nearly 20 minutes ago.

    “There’s good wifi and okay reception at the cabin,” she’d told me, “but you can’t get there unless you know the way.”
    https://rentry.co/8hf37
    So here I was, driving alone in the middle of god knows where with a girl who was my student just a couple of weeks ago. Her and her four best friends had been together from first grade all the way through high school and now they had graduated with very different futures ahead of them. They had decided to kick off “the best summer ever” with a week long stay at Alexis’s family cabin. Alexis and I were heading up before everyone else, the four other girls and four guys.

  • Marcela on May 2, 2021

    Many thanks really handy. Will share website with my pals. http://tysonwritesgaragedoor.wpsuo.com/a-review-of-garage-door-openers

  • best delta 8 thc carts on May 3, 2021

    Hello, Neat post. There’s an issue together with your web site in internet explorer, might
    check this? IE nonetheless is the marketplace leader and a good part of people will miss your wonderful writing because of this problem.

    Review my web page – best delta 8 thc carts

  • best delta 8 thc products on May 3, 2021

    What’s up, I would like to subscribe for this weblog
    to take most recent updates, so where can i do it please help out.

    Also visit my site :: best delta 8 thc products

  • dating sites
    Hello i am kavin, its my first occasion to commenting anywhere, when i
    read this paragraph i thought i could also make comment
    due to this brilliant article. dating sites

  • free dating sites their on May 26, 2021

    Hello, i feel that i saw you visited my website thus i came to return the prefer?.I’m attempting to
    find issues to improve my site!I assume its adequate to make use of some of your concepts!!

  • free dating sites why on May 26, 2021

    Great blog you have got here.. It’s difficult to
    find high quality writing like yours these days. I honestly appreciate individuals like you!

    Take care!!

  • Hurrah, that’s what I was searching for, what a
    data! present here at this weblog, thanks admin of this site.

    Visit my website :: situs daftar judi slot online

  • delta 8 gummies near me on June 3, 2021

    Good day! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after reading
    through some of the post I realized it’s new
    to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be book-marking
    and checking back often!

    Also visit my web-site – delta 8 gummies near me

  • delta 8 thc gummies on June 4, 2021

    I’m gone to inform my little brother, that he
    should also pay a quick visit this webpage on regular basis to take updated
    from latest reports.

    Visit my homepage: delta 8 thc gummies

  • Viski Fiyatları on June 15, 2021

    Spot on with this write-up, I actually feel this
    website needs a great deal more attention. I’ll probably be returning to see
    more, thanks for the information!

  • delta 8 on June 21, 2021

    Terrific article! This is the kind of information that
    are meant to be shared around the net. Disgrace on Google for not positioning this put up higher!
    Come on over and talk over with my site . Thank you =)

    My page :: delta 8

  • Donnell on June 22, 2021

    Hello, i think that i saw you visited my blog
    thus i came to “return the favor”.I’m trying to find things to
    improve my web site!I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!

    My webpage – buy Instagram likes (Donnell)

  • weed edibles on June 24, 2021

    There’s certainly a lot to know about this issue.

    I really like all the points you have made.

    Feel free to visit my web-site: weed edibles

  • Haberler on June 24, 2021

    Greetings! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if you knew
    where I could locate a captcha plugin for my comment form?
    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having trouble finding
    one? Thanks a lot.!

  • ilahi sözleri on June 24, 2021

    My relatives every time say that I am wasting my time here at net, however I
    know I am getting know-how all the time by reading thes
    good articles.

  • THC Gummies on June 30, 2021

    Wow, that’s what I was searching for, what a information!
    existing here at this weblog, thanks admin of this
    website.

    Visit my webpage – THC Gummies

  • how to find weed on July 4, 2021

    An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a co-worker who has been conducting a little homework on this.
    And he in fact bought me dinner because
    I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So let me reword
    this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending time to discuss this topic here on your blog.

    Visit my web page how to find weed

  • where to find weed on July 5, 2021

    Hello there! Do you know if they make any plugins to protect against hackers?

    I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any recommendations?

    my website; where to find weed

  • buy weed online on July 7, 2021

    Somebody essentially lend a hand to make critically posts I’d state.
    That is the first time I frequented your website page and up to now?

    I amazed with the research you made to create this actual put up incredible.
    Fantastic process!

    Check out my site; buy weed online

  • www.usmagazine.com on July 7, 2021

    magnificent post, very informative. I’m wondering why the
    opposite experts of this sector do not understand this.
    You should proceed your writing. I am sure, you’ve a great readers’ base already!

    My website: buy tiktok followers (http://www.usmagazine.com)

  • Ankeris Merz on July 25, 2021

    The article is really excellent. Every time I read it, I get information again.
    The best article I’ve read in a long time….

Leave a Reply

Get new posts by email: