Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#262691 - 01/12/08 03:10 PM New Destination Belize magazine
elbert Offline
The Belize Tourism Industry Association does a superior job of printing/publishing a beautiful piece of lithographic art in the form of a magazine that showcases Belize and I can't say enough about how wonderful it is........however
(you knew that was coming didn't you)
It should council some of its advertisers as they are also representing Belize.The editorial content of the magazine is accurate and represents Belize in a truly marvelous way, but the advertisers seem to have a large problem.
One shinning example is the ******* full page color advertisement done by someone who has no clue about where Belize is or what we are about. It depicts El Castillo,a Mayan ruin in Mexico, shows corals only found in the south pacific a bird endemic to 'South' America. All in a package if you want to buy a condo in Belize.
Likewise another advertisement of a casino that is two full page color and has photographs of Las Vegas show girls and men in tuxedos.Another hotel Ad shows a giant clam shell from Tahiti with a young couple kissing behind it, and another a rare macaw found only deep in the rainforest, sunning itself on the beach.
all quite humorous in a way, but sad misrepresentations of who and what we are.
_________________________
The Dive Shops Daily Blog
http://scubalessonsbelize.blogspot.com/

Top
#262700 - 01/12/08 03:52 PM Re: New Destination Belize magazine [Re: elbert]
JZB Offline
I know what you mean Elbert. They advertise the same false pictures on their websites. Its no wonder some visitors are dissappointed when they arrive.
"What?! No surf on the west side of the island?"
I find it rather funny myself.

Top
#262701 - 01/12/08 03:56 PM Re: New Destination Belize magazine [Re: elbert]
Barnacle Offline
the last 2 issues have had a full page ad tauting Ara Macao, and many referances in the text.
if there is a 3rd, that is realy sad as there is still absolultly nothing there but a swamp.
but,, BTB is GOB branch......

edit: BTB puts out destinations not B.T.I.A.


Edited by Barnacle (01/12/08 03:59 PM)

Top
#262707 - 01/12/08 04:16 PM Re: New Destination Belize magazine [Re: Barnacle]
Amanda Syme Offline
Unfortunately our Destinations magazine is just another victim of world wide false advertising. My company has always ensured that our ads contain pix that are all truly Belizean - and our photos and website pale beside these up-and-coming huge, non-Belizean, misleading, wholly inaccurate sites that are now on the web.

It is a sad example of the times we live in...

Top
#262708 - 01/12/08 04:27 PM Re: New Destination Belize magazine [Re: Amanda Syme]
Phil Offline
Oh come on Amanda you don't mean that - must have been before you had your first cup of coffee. There's no reason at all you can't use Belizean pictures and blow these false advertisers right out of the water - we have some of the worlds greatest natural and man made wonders!!!

Also I was under the impression Destination Belize was a BTIA publication.

Top
#262710 - 01/12/08 04:48 PM Re: New Destination Belize magazine [Re: Phil]
elbert Offline
Yes it is a BTIA publication but its not the BTIA that has the problem its their advertisers, or the problem could be looked at as who and how they let advertise in their publication.
_________________________
The Dive Shops Daily Blog
http://scubalessonsbelize.blogspot.com/

Top
#262718 - 01/12/08 05:32 PM Re: New Destination Belize magazine [Re: elbert]
Barnacle Offline
my mistake,, it does say b.t.i.a. on the cover...

Top
#262743 - 01/12/08 10:23 PM Re: New Destination Belize magazine [Re: Barnacle]
seashell Offline
I've noticed exactly the same thing! I recognized that the coral, the fish, etc. didn't match. However, I've seen that in ads for other places too, not just Belize. Still . .it is just plain wrong.
_________________________
A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?


Top
#262745 - 01/12/08 11:30 PM Re: New Destination Belize magazine [Re: Phil]
Amanda Syme Offline
Originally Posted By: Phil
Oh come on Amanda you don't mean that - must have been before you had your first cup of coffee. There's no reason at all you can't use Belizean pictures and blow these false advertisers right out of the water - we have some of the worlds greatest natural and man made wonders!!!

Also I was under the impression Destination Belize was a BTIA publication.


Yes Phil - let me clarify what I MEANT to say - I meant to say that the photos of other places that blow away our shots of awesome natural wonders in Belize are also touched up, you know, airbrushed and every other feature that photoshop has to offer.

Of course those false advertisers not only use bogus photos but reams of false promises and out and out lies to sell their products. As JZB said earlier, no wonder some visitors are disappointed when they arrive.

Belize has so much to offer our visitors, but I wish we could exceed their expectations by not enticing them here with the load of crap that you see advertised these days.

And yes destination Belize is a BTIA publication.

Top
#262748 - 01/12/08 11:55 PM Re: New Destination Belize magazine [Re: Amanda Syme]
Barnacle Offline
it also seems the only way to get any mention in the text is to buy a color advertisement.
overwhelmingly, the large places can afford the text.


Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Links
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker
Chronicles

PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lilí Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
December
S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Who's Online
0 registered (), 27 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,675 Registered Members
44 Forums
64,058 Topics
462,302 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 07:16 PM




AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.