According to Taylor, who spoke with local media, Belize has a lot to offer beyond just the spectacular diving opportunities. A mainland teeming with exotic wildlife and interesting destinations like ancient Maya cities are all part of why National Geographic will be recommending its readers to visit Belize.
The National Geographic travel guidebook is expected to be in bookstores in March 2020. Belize is the ninth stop on a global tour for Taylor and Miller. According to Miller, Belize has a lot going for it, and she lauded the government for doing a great job on protecting its marine areas. Miller also spoke favorably of the recent legislation that will outlaw single-use plastic bags and cutlery as these often end up in the ocean. Miller also stated that Belize is well-positioned to become a global leader in marine conservation, which will have a positive impact on the growing tourist industry.
Speaking to the local press, Miller announced that his team will be visiting “off the beaten path” dive sites such as the South Water Caye Marine Reserve. According to Taylor, dive sites in Belize such as the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the Great Blue Hole are already well-known, so his team’s goal is to bring attention to lesser-known dive sites that can be enjoyed by divers of all experience levels.
According to the Belize Tourism Board (BTB), the presence of the team from National Geographic is further proof of BTB’s marketing campaign positioning Belize as a “top world curious destination.”
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The resort is located in the northern part of the country just a few miles from the international airport and all of the top dive sites on the reef.