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Wholesale FIT tour operator Avanti Destinations has expanded its offering for advisors’ independent travel clients going to Belize with two new customizable vacations, nine new hotels and resorts, and seven new tours and experiences. Avanti also has partnered with the Belize Tourism Board to create a new 32-page e-brochure, Belize: Where Adventure Meets Paradise, available on your advisor portal.

Belize is home to the world’s second largest barrier reef.

“Belize consistently ranks among our top sellers in Latin America,” said Paul Barry, CEO of Avanti Destinations in a media announcement.  “The combination of palm-fringed beaches, calm Caribbean waters protected by the second largest living barrier reef in the world, ancient Maya temples in the rainforest, soft adventure activities, such as ziplining and cave tubing, and fascinating ethnic groups like the Garifuna, makes Belize a warm weather getaway with something for every kind of FIT client… Adding to the appeal of Belize is that the US dollar is widely accepted and, as a former British territory [British Honduras], English is one of the major languages.”

Sales Support for New Tours and Experiences

Designed for you to share with clients, the new e-brochure is but one sales tool to help you sell Belize. You can also register for a webinar jointly hosted by Belize Tourism and Avanti on Tues., Jan. 30 at 1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific. In addition, a recorded 15-minute Belize booking guide is available at your advisor portal.

Of the seven newest tours and experiences in Belize, five are private, two are shared. Four are in the Cayo District and include a 7-hour private tour in the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve (Cayo) of a cave system called Actun Tunichil Muknal (Cave of the Stone Sepulchre), a sacred place to the ancient Maya where ceremonies of human sacrifice took place; as well as a private 9-hour Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve tour with lunch in the largest (300 square miles) and oldest protected forest area in Belize.

In 2001, Garifuna music, dance, and language were collectively proclaimed as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

Two of the new tours are in Placencia, in the southern part of the country, including a private 7-hour Living Maya Experience and Nim li Punit tour. From Dangriga or Hopkins, Avanti also offers a new 7-hour private Garifuna cultural and culinary adventure, immersing clients in the musical and culinary traditions of this prominent ethnic group.

Avanti’s recommended vacations in Belize range in duration from eight to 10 days.  All of the company’s vacations are completely customizable to include additional nights, tours and activities, transfers, and other destinations.

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