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

Belize City, Friday, June 17th, 2005 –Belize has been chosen by Frommer’s, a household name in the travel industry which produces the Frommer’s Website, the Frommer’s Guidebooks and Frommer’s Magazine, as one of the top ten destinations for travel this summer. Frommer’s 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 Frommer’s revolutionary Europe on $5 a Day, the Frommer’s collection of travel products has expanded to include over 300 guidebooks as well as Frommers.com Web site, reaffirming Frommer’s as the most trusted name in travel today. Frommer’s 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 Frommer’s, conducted a National TV Satellite media tour during which she discussed the destinations and why they were “hot” spots for travel. The Satellite media tour was aired on May 26th, 2005.

The show appeared on CNN Headline News – 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.

“Frommer’s is an essential online destination for those planning the perfect getaway excursion,” comments Tourism Director, Tracy Panton. “The exposure gained from the TV Satellite Tour conducted by Frommer’s 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.”

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