In the international scene, Belize was ranked among the top twenty "Foreign Retirement Havens for 2015" by Forbes Magazine. According to the travel and business publication, the list is non-ranked and the places named were chosen by considering factors such taxes and the cost of living. Other countries on the list include Philippines, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Portugal, and Uruguay.

Earlier this year, Frommer's Travel Guide picked Belize as one of 15 Most Tantalizing Travel Destinations for 2015!

And in keeping with the recognition and accolades, today Carnival Cruise Lines recognized H2O Tierra Ltd as the lading Tour operator for the Caribbean. Today, the owners Tom and Ivette Wilson were invited aboard the Carnival Glory to receive their plaque and official letter naming them the Caribbean's Leading Tour Operator in Belize.

They were joined by representatives from H2O-Tierra, the Belize Tourism Board (including the Director of Cruise and Regional Initiatives, Valdemar Andrade) and crew members of the Carnival Glory (including Captain Domenico). The release ends stating that Tour operators were evaluated on the innovation, creativity, quality, professionalism, communication and overall guest reviews.