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#320667 - 01/26/09 06:54 PM The Competition
SP Daily Offline
Featured Pre-packaged Vacation Deals from Ottawa:
Destination Hotel Hotel Rating Flight + 7 Nights
Cancun Imperial Laguna 3 Stars $525*
Puerto Vallarta Hacienda Hotel 3.5 Stars $808*
Puerto Plata Casa Marina Resort 3.5 Stars $606*
Montego Bay Point Village 3 Stars $847*
Puerto Plata Fun RoyaleTropicale 3 Stars $655*
Punta Cana Punta Cana Roulette 3.5 Stars $668*

#320671 - 01/26/09 07:07 PM Re: The Competition [Re: SP Daily]
Peter Jones Offline
I'm sure even the air fare to Belize is more than that.

#320680 - 01/26/09 07:30 PM Re: The Competition [Re: Peter Jones]
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
I'm sure it is right now. A property owner in Independence, who has made 30-some trips to Belize, said she just had to pay US$900 from Florida to Belize, highest ever.

Ridiculous, given that it's less than 900 air miles -- that's US$1 a mile.

Hopefully, fares will fall soon.

Or that Spirit Air will start flying to Belize.

--Lan Sluder

#320699 - 01/26/09 08:37 PM Re: The Competition [Re: Lan Sluder/Belize First]
Ernie B Offline
Keep hoping
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#320732 - 01/26/09 10:54 PM Re: The Competition [Re: SP Daily]
Caye Connect Offline
New York Times Travel Section this Sunday - big article entitled "Affordable Caribbean" - obviously no mention of Belize.\\

#320807 - 01/27/09 11:52 AM Re: The Competition [Re: Caye Connect]
Cybercayecaulker.com Offline
I just got airfare for my Mom, Detroit to Cancun end of last week in Feb to first week in March for $312 U.S. on American Airlines.
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#320817 - 01/27/09 12:07 PM Re: The Competition [Re: Cybercayecaulker.com]
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
Maybe the BTB should just declare Cancun International Airport the "Official Airport of Belize," set up luxury shuttle buses to meet all arrivals (complete with complimentary drinks and Belize music videos) and transport them to Belize??

--Lan Sluder
Lan Sluder/Belize First

#320820 - 01/27/09 12:15 PM Re: The Competition [Re: Lan Sluder/Belize First]
Cybercayecaulker.com Offline
I´ve stopped even checking prices for Belize and only check Cancun these days. Right now the dollar is VERY strong in Mexico, almost 14 pesos to $1 U.S. We are getting 6.4 pesos to the Belize dollar now too. Somehow this has to turn into more tourist dollars for Mexico.
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#320824 - 01/27/09 12:22 PM Re: The Competition [Re: Cybercayecaulker.com]
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
I see in the Wall Street Journal online today that the peso is now at 14.2 to the U.S. dollar (interbank rate). That means the dollar has climbed some 40% against the peso since the middle of last year, when the peso was around 10 to the dollar.

If it weren't for all that pesky bad PR about drug gangs, murders and kidnapping, Mexico should be doing a gangbuster tourism business.

--Lan Sluder

#320826 - 01/27/09 12:27 PM Re: The Competition [Re: Lan Sluder/Belize First]
Marty Offline
whew thats quite some fall. huge laugh on the 'pesky PR'

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