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Re: honeymoon to Belize? #3729
10/02/00 03:18 PM
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Nicole, Belize is a million times better than Cancun!


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Re: honeymoon to Belize? #3730
10/02/00 03:22 PM
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A million million million times better than Cancun

Re: honeymoon to Belize? #3731
10/02/00 03:31 PM
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My wife and I are to depart for Cancun/ Playa Del Carmen for our anniversary early Wednesday morning, and I'd really like some opinions on whether we should come or go ahead and try to get a refund now. We have to drive 6 hours just to catch our flight, so we need to decide quickly. I know the importance of this pales in comparison to what people are going through down there.. you're in our prayers.. but no one seems to be able to give us any kind of answer as to what to do. We're really desperate. Any suggestions?

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10/02/00 04:00 PM
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Believe it or not, I too got married on Saturday to a man named Keith. We had no choice in the matter of flying to Belize. The airlines cancelled our flight and offered us up a refund. We took it. I would like to believe that the country could get it together quickly enough for us to resume our honeymoon there, however, it doesn't look like the airport will be open for a few days. Guess we'll see you on our anniversary.

Re: honeymoon to Belize? #3733
10/02/00 05:31 PM
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I have a suggestion, if people are going to cancel their trips to Belize I understand, but maybe you should think about donating all, or part of the trip cost to the clean up cause?

Re: honeymoon to Belize? #3734
10/02/00 06:05 PM
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Please be realistic. Most people who have planned a vacation will incur great expense and time difficulties to cancel at the last minute. (Yes, we understand that this does not compare to the heartache those involved in the hurricane are feeling.) It is unrealistic to suggest that they donate their vacation money, as they will probably not recoup the total at all. We are all concerned for the well being of the people affected by this hurricane. For those people who have vacations planned...simply contact the hotel/resort/realtor where you are staying and have them personally assess the situation for you. If you are planning to go to AC, there are plenty of other places on the Belize mainland, which would make comparable alternatives.

Re: honeymoon to Belize? #3735
10/03/00 11:30 AM
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For all those headed to Cancun. We too are on a flight Wednesday AM. I have talked with someone in a Chat room that lives in the hotel zone. Word is as of 5pm yesterday clear blue skies and the water is gone. They are expecting rain the next few days but as for damage they had none. The storm spared Cancun. He said it was business as usual at the resorts.

As for Belize..I would give it a few months.

Re: honeymoon to Belize? #3736
10/03/00 12:11 PM
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When we make recommendations on whether or when to come to Belize, I think we should keep in mind that the impact of the storm varied a great deal. Belize is far more than one or two small islands.

For example, most reports I've gotten or seen say there was NO DAMAGE, virtually none at all, in southern Belize (I'm disregarding the report by the mentally ill person who occasionally gets through and posts to this board) and that includes Placencia, PG, Hopkins and areas inland. There was no high water and winds only got up to 30 or 40 or 50 mph.

Although there may still be some mainland flooding, due to the accumulated amount of rain and runoff in rivers and lagoons, most of northern and western Belize also had only limited affects from the hurricane. The best information I have so far is that the tourism infrastructure basically was untouched in most of Belize, except for Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, some of the remote cayes and possibly one or two other areas.

I think it is unfair to the many tourism operators (hotel owners, guides, restaurant owners, dive shop operators, etc.) to say "don't come to Belize" when in fact for most areas of Belize everything likely will be back to normal in at most a few days.

Also, I think it will surprise many people how fast even Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker get back up and running. This is something that happens after nearly every storm.

Remember, tourism is the top money earner for Belize. Let's not overstate the problem or create a problem where one doesn't exist.

--Lan Sluder
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