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Spring Break Brings Good Business #402615
03/17/11 06:34 PM
03/17/11 06:34 PM
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Marty Offline OP

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Record Breaking Tourist Arrivals at Tropic Air

Ambergris Today has been doing a lot of traveling lately and we have gotten great positive feedback from the tourism industry.

A quick check around town provided really positive feedback from businesses including restaurants, golf cart rentals and bars. It is clearly evident that there is much activity on the island as tourists are flocking to Ambergris Caye.

We checked with local airlines and Tropic Air provided us with statistics of air travel for Saturday, March 12, 2011 which seemed to be the busiest day for the airline. It was unbelievable the amount of people exiting the planes at the John Greif III Airport, with staff working non-stop.

Tropic Air reports Pax # for Sat. March 12, 2011:
434 Passengers traveling Belize International to San Pedro
385 Passengers traveling San Pedro to Belize International
1459 Passengers traveling Countrywide

Since February 12th, Tropic Air has set a new record each Saturday, culminating with a record setting Saturday, March 12th.

Re: Spring Break Brings Good Business [Re: Marty] #402619
03/17/11 08:36 PM
03/17/11 08:36 PM
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placencia area is booming as well!

Re: Spring Break Brings Good Business [Re: Marty] #402621
03/18/11 07:07 AM
03/18/11 07:07 AM
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It is my understanding that Continental scheduled extra flights to accomodate Spring Break this year. It is really busy where I am (North AC). Glad to see it, a little noisy but not too bad. In talking to people, many said they where first time visiters.

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Re: Spring Break Brings Good Business [Re: Marty] #402653
03/18/11 10:44 AM
03/18/11 10:44 AM
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When exactly is Spring Break anyway? From your post, it would seem "now", at least in North Carolina. Whereas, I'll soon be in Jamaica, and near as I can tell from the room availability situation there, Spring Break is a couple of weeks in April. Anyone? Thanks.

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Re: Spring Break Brings Good Business [Re: seashell] #402659
03/18/11 11:20 AM
03/18/11 11:20 AM
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ragman Offline
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This week which is the week that normally includes St. Patrick's Day is a week of vacation for a lot colleges but not all. Of course they also break for Christmas and some weeks of January. Hope this helps.

Around Easter there is a vacation break for High School and lower students which is what you maybe seeing. Usually starts on Good Friday and runs through the next week.

The vacationers that I'm seeing here do include lots of students. But there are certainly more adults, as usual here. At least that is my observation. Look like they all have had a good time. The weather has been great.

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Re: Spring Break Brings Good Business [Re: seashell] #402684
03/18/11 04:32 PM
03/18/11 04:32 PM
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I think it really varies across the US...I'd say mid-March to mid-April.

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Re: Spring Break Brings Good Business [Re: tortuga.chica] #402696
03/18/11 09:06 PM
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ragman Offline
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Yes, I'm sure it varies. I just came up from the bar where I talked to these two lovelies and their mother. They were enjoying their spring break. I can only hope that the lovely company will continue through April but our bookings tell a different story. smile

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