The Importance Of Tourism In Belize

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According to UNWTO “over the decades, tourism has experienced continued growth and deepening ‎diversification to become one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world.” In Belize, tourism is one of the growing industries that has to a large extent, a great influence on the economy. The tourism industry has demonstrated success and commitment to maintain the authenticity of its attractions fostering attractive platforms for investors looking to cater the growing number experience-Based tourist. Yet tourism is not the only successful industry in Belize, there is the citrus industry, sugar industry, banana industry and also the marine industry which help the economy. Therefore tourism does indeed help the development of Belize because it provides jobs, nevertheless tourism is seasonal, therefore it only provides jobs for certain season such a summer, Easter and Christmas. This agreeing with Paul that, “the tourism industry seems to be the most efficient branch of the economy in generating jobs and income in less developed, peripheral countries / regions, where development opportunities are limited.” (2012, p2) Belize being a developing country it is where tourism is necessary for the growth of the economy. Yet it is during these seasons, that jobs are created, that Belizean people like to show their culture and enjoy traditions. By allowing tourism during this seasons, it affects the cultural behaviours of people.
Tourism also helps in the revival of local
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