The much anticipated coverage of Belize in the American Way Magazine of American Airlines is finally here. In a meeting early in April, Min. Heredia made the announcement that American Airlines would be making additional flights to Belize as well as featuring the country in their magazine, and on Wednesday, June 17, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB), proudly unveiled the magazine at the Radisson Fort George.
Mrs. Laura Esquivel Frampton had the privilege of being the Mistress of Ceremony for the event where the opening remarks and introduction of the editor of American Way Magazine was presented by Mrs. Shakira Oxley-Tsai of the BTB. Mr. Adam Pitluk, Editor of American Way Magazine, addressed the crowd and explained a bit of his trip and about the article he wrote for the American Way Magazine, as well as thanking those who made his trip possible and enjoying every bit of his Belizean Experience.
The First Lady of Belize, Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow, was introduced by CEO, of the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation & Culture, Mr. Michael Singh. Not only did Mrs. Simplis Barrow host and help Mr. Pitluk on his trip in the country but she also graced the cover of the magazine.
After all the speeches, Ms. Michelle Bowers and Ms. Lorena Martinez had the honors of Unveiling the magazine. The American Way Magazine will be on all American Airlines fight for two weeks, where approximately over eight million people will view the magazine. And although it will only be featured for two weeks on flights, the story and pictures will remain on the internet at www.americanwaymag.com for everyone to enjoy.
Present at the unveiling of the magazine were Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr., San Pedro Mayor Elsa Paz, Prime Minister Hon. Dean Barrow, Mrs. Sue Gordon – President & Group Publisher of American Airlines Publishing, among others. This giant step of having Belize featured in a popular magazine is just another step that Hon. Manuel Heredia, Minister of Tourism, has taken to promote our beautiful Belize.