If one of your guiding investment principles is to invest in demand, you should pay attention to current travel trends. With the Omicron variant waning, travelers are poised to hit offshore destinations in droves. So, where are they heading?
The Caribbean consistently tops travel surveys for travel this spring and in 2022 as a whole. There are various reasons why the Caribbean is hot this year and why Belize is on so many travelers’ radars.
Belize is attracting intense interest this spring and 2022 because, in the post-COVID landscape, Belize fits many travelers’ requirements. Some of the requirements American travelers are insisting on are that the destination:
- Be International.
- Be Close to Home.
- Offer Ecotourism.
- Have Open Spaces.
- Have Small Crowds.
Because Belize meets many of the criteria for travelers in a post-COVID world, it’s not a surprise that it consistently tops travel surveys and lists.
Here are just some of the lists Belize has landed on recently:
- Time’s World’s Greatest Places – 2021.
- Lonely Planet: Best in Travel – 2022.
- National Geographic: 25 Amazing Journeys – 2022.
Belize is unmatched in its mix of natural beauty, beaches, wildlife, and biodiversity. With one foot in the Central American jungles and the other in the Caribbean Sea, Belize is packed with islands, adventure, and culture. And Belize’s biodiversity is in good hands going forward because Belize is fierce about protecting its pristine environment.
For example, in April 2021, a coalition of conservation partners, led by the Nature Conservancy, purchased 236,000 acres of tropical forest in northwestern Belize to create the Belize Maya Forest Reserve.
Some of the world’s travel and hospitality giants are taking notice of traveler interest in Belize. Belize is set to host more visitors with the recent opening of the new Alaia Belize, Autograph Collection, Marriott International’s first resort in the country.
Meanwhile, airlines, including United and Alaska, are expanding their route offerings to help accommodate future influxes of tourists. Two new options for private stays near nature are the beachfront villas at the Itz’ana Resort & Residences and Valley Stream, a new ultra-remote private residence situated within 200 acres of lush rainforest.
Spring and 2022 travel trends and beyond are in Belize’s favor. Checking so many boxes that travelers are demanding in the post-COVID world, Belize is poised to benefit from a massive influx of tourists.
Investors following demand will be poised to profit from this activity.