Belize Q1 arrivals 'good omen' for rest of year

BELIZE CITY, Belize -- Air arrivals in Belize increased 13.4% to more than 73,000 overnight visitors in the first quarter over the same period a year ago -- more evidence of the travel rebound in the Caribbean region.

Cruise sector growth jumped 65% in March and 55% in April over the same months a year ago, bringing more than 160,000 passengers into Belize City and beyond.

The first quarter is a "good omen" for the rest of the year, a tourist spokesman said.

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