Belize Named as one of the Top Ten Destinations for Travel this Summer

Belize City, Friday, June 17th, 2005 ĖBelize has been chosen by Frommerís, a household name in the travel industry which produces the Frommerís Website, the Frommerís Guidebooks and Frommerís Magazine, as one of the top ten destinations for travel this summer. Frommerís polled their hundreds of outspoken experts around the world for their top picks on up and coming destinations near and far.

Since the 1957 publication of Arthur Frommerís revolutionary Europe on $5 a Day, the Frommerís collection of travel products has expanded to include over 300 guidebooks as well as Web site, reaffirming Frommerís as the most trusted name in travel today. Frommerís website and newsletter are also essential resources for those planning the perfect travel excursion. It features information on the latest travel trips, deals and last-minute bargains.

Pauline Frommer, spokesperson for Frommerís, conducted a National TV Satellite media tour during which she discussed the destinations and why they were ďhotĒ spots for travel. The Satellite media tour was aired on May 26th, 2005.

The show appeared on CNN Headline News Ė Prime Time Tonight, reaching a national audience of 1,089,000. It also appeared on local affiliates such as Fox 10 News Arizona Morning - KSAZ-TV - the Fox affiliate in Phoenix with an audience of 76,949; KUSI Morning News - KSUI-TV, an independent station in San Diego, with an audience of 27,216; News Channel 8, WTNH-TV, the ABC affiliate in Hartford/New Haven, Connecticut with an audience of 75,592; 5 News at 7am - KSFM-TV, the CBS affiliate in Fort Smith, Arkansas and ran on rotation on CSPAN throughout the day.

ďFrommerís is an essential online destination for those planning the perfect getaway excursion,Ē comments Tourism Director, Tracy Panton. ďThe exposure gained from the TV Satellite Tour conducted by Frommerís gave Belize numerous hits on both local and national audiences throughout the United States. It will also equip those planning their summer vacation with enough information to now seek Belize as their destination of choice.Ē

Frommerís Top Ten Destinations for Summer 2005 included Baltimore, Barcelona, Belize, Cambria, California, The Catskills- NY, The Cook Islands Ė South Pacific, Hoi An Ė Vietnam, Paraty Ė Brazil, Puerto Rico and South Africa.