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Destination Belize Magazine 2013 Showcases: The Best of Both Worlds

The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) launched the exciting 2013 edition of the Destination Belize Magazine on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 10:00a.m. at the Radisson Fort George Hotel & Marina – Caracol Room.
As the official visitor magazine of the Belize Tourism industry Association and Belize’s #1 marketing collateral piece on travel for the past 16 years, the Destination Belize Magazine is an annual publication dedicated to ensuring that traveler’s enjoy the most exciting, adventurous, breath-taking, tranquil, exotic and relaxing experience that Belize has to offer.  With stunning imagery of the entire country, comprehensive tips, articles and editorials by local and international writers, a break-down of Belize’s yearly activities and a complete listing of industry partners and BTIA members, the Destination Belize Magazine is definitely the premier source for travel information about Belize.

Destination Belize Magazine 2013 Showcases: The Best of Both Worlds

Demian Solano (IdeaLab Studios), Tracy Taegar Panton(CEO Ministry of Tourism) and Herbert Haylock (President of BTIA) onveil cover artwork of Destination Belize 2013 Magazine

On Friday, January 11, 2013, a new Belize logo was launched by the Belize Tourism Board at its annual Industry Presentation. BTIA had taken a decision to delay the printing of the 2013 edition in order to incorporate the new Belize creative. 

“We believe that this strategic decision was in the best interest of the industry’s marketing efforts, and will ensure a unified thrust from public and private sector to market Belize under a single brand,” stated President of the BTIA Mr. Herbert Haylock.
The 2013 Destination Belize is the 17th edition of the travel magazine and has once again been published by Belize’s very own IdeaLab Studios. The BTIA stated that is proud to be working in partnership with IdeaLab Studios, the Belize Tourism Board, the Belize Hotel Association, the 2013 advertisers and the list of contributing writers on this important marketing initiative.

“With their knowledge and cooperation, we have ensured the inclusion of accurate information and integrated the use of print and digital media across a wide variety of new platforms, ensuring that readers everywhere will be eager to book their vacations and embark on adventures throughout the country of Belize,” stated the BTIA.

Destination Belize Magazine 2013 Showcases: The Best of Both Worlds

Ambergris Today Editor, Dorian Nuñez with contributing writer for the magazine Erin De Santiago, and cover models Paul and Kelly German

Contributing Writers are Jaime Awe, Joshua Berman, Joshua Samuel Brown, Ingrid Cayetano, Janelle Chanona, Victoria Day-Wilson, Erin De Santiago, Lucy Fleming, Mike Heusner, Evan “Mose” Hyde, Kate Joynes-Burgess, Scott Lone, Therese Martinez, Sharon Matola, Rob Pronk, Linda Searle, Brent Toombs, Glen Wilson.

The BTIA extended thanks to all industry partners, stakeholders and the general public for attending this dynamic and informative event and for being a part of the launch of the Destination Belize 2013 magazine – an invigorating and creative approach to marketing Belize’s diverse tourism product.

Destination Belize Magazine 2013 Showcases: The Best of Both Worlds 
About the cover: THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS is a message to visitors, communicating that travelers to Belize can enjoy authentic experiences in diverse environments. The cover was shot in two locations: San Pedro, Ambergris Caye and Mountain Pine Ridge, Cayo. The cover communicates the essence of Belize travel – the vast diversity of authentic experiences in such a small country. Models Kelly and Paul German showcase the best of Belize’s inland and water worlds.  Both photos by Demian Solano were combined for the cover, and are shown on pages 16 & 17 of the publication.

The 2013 edition is the 17th edition of Destination Belize.  In addition to the traditional high-quality prints that are distributed both locally and internationally, the magazine is available online as an interactive website, on tablet devices, and on CD ROM.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for the latest updates on Belize travel.

Destination Belize Magazine 2013 Showcases: The Best of Both Worlds

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Destination Belize is an annual publication, and it is the trusted source of information for travelers and investors.
For more information in obtaining copies of the magazine and/or to advertise in the 2014 edition, contact 501-223-6386 or email

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