To celebrate the new year, I’m looking to the future in a positive way with my personal Top 10 list of countries which we expect to hear a good deal from in the coming year.
Recently the government of Belize hosted an international conference focusing on responsible tourism, Belize is the wild card in Central America and is on the cusp of delivering unique tourism experiences that respect the local people and environment.
What we’d like to see: On top of our wishlist for Belize is follow-up to the responsible tourism conference. Exactly how is the country putting into practice the noble words of the declaration? We also hope entrepreneurs and community leaders use the tips featured in the Storytelling Now so that we can hear about Belize from local experts. One encouraging sign is the development of a Flickr gallery by the owners of the place I stayed, Rolson’s. Can the Toledo Cacaofest put something online similar to the Mayan Village Homestay and Chocolate Tour? Belize isn’t missing natural or cultural splendor. It’s only missing natural storytelling .
Call for photos: North American Ecotourism
YOUR TURN – What are you favorite things about Belize?