GETTING TO BELIZE JUST GOT A LOT EASIER: NEW DIRECT FLIGHTS TO BELIZE FROM DENVER AND TORONTO! AND A GREAT DEAL ON A PROPERTY IN SECRET BEACH.
Direct flights to Belize. Does it matter? Sure it does. It matters a lot. Both to the vacationer and to the investor.
Why? Read on….
Americans take way too little time off. 10 measly days to be exact. According to one study:
10 is the magic number. The average American worker receives 10 days of paid vacation per year. European countries, by contrast, mandate that employers offer at least 20 days a year.
And in France the average is 5 full weeks of vacation time. And yet they still strike wanting more?
Anyway, back to the typical US citizen.
He or she works hard all year. They get up early in the morning to make the long commute to the office. And often get home late, after dark. With little or no energy left.
They save up for that magical 1 week vacation each year.
Some go back to the same old place. Like a cabin on the lake, or camping at their favorite campground.
Or some go to Disneyland (I love Disneyland!)
But some try out different locations around the world.
Many, try out places in the SUN.
Different Caribbean islands. Different beaches, Different places to drink margaritas and work on their tans.
The goal seems to be rush to the beach. Get as much sun as possible in 4-5 days. Drink and eat like there’s no tomorrow. And get back to the office on Monday morning to be the envy of your co-workers who say “Look who’s all tanned!”.
For the average guy / gal looking for a one week vacation they want it to be easy.
Here is where the benefit of direct flights to Belize comes in. People LOVE direct flights.
Right now, all flights coming into Belize come into the only international airport in Ladyville. The airport code is: BZE
Then from there, many vacationers take a puddle jumper to Placencia, Caye Caulker or Ambergris Caye.
We get the most visitors from major cities where there are direct flights. Cities like Dallas, Houston, Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, etc.
Each time a new direct flight comes online we see a whole new market open up for us.
If people find it easier to come, they will.
So here is some exciting news for those living in Denver and Toronto.
First, for our Canadian clients living in and around Toronto, here is the exciting news:
WESTJET, ONE OF CANADA’S LARGEST AIRLINES, HAS ANNOUNCED A NEW DIRECT ROUTE TO BELIZE STARTING OCTOBER 29.
WestJet made the announcement via press release on Monday morning. The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) also issued its own release expressing its excitement that WestJet has added Belize to its travel route.
The direct flights will be offered twice per week and will fly non-stop from the Toronto Pearson International Airport.
“WestJet is proud to become the only Canadian carrier to fly non-stop to the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport in Belize,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “The flight’s departure time will allow guests to connect seamlessly from many cities across Canada to a destination known for its large Canadian ex-pat community. WestJet continues to respond to the needs of the communities we serve by delivering more choice, competition and lower fares to Canadian travellers. The launch of service to Belize and our new, year-round service to JFK underlines our commitment to making air travel better in Canada.”
“With Canada being one of the strong source markets for tourist arrivals in Belize, we are extremely excited about this new direct route,” said Karen Bevans, Director of Tourism for Belize. “We welcome WestJet’s first direct flight to Belize, which we guarantee will boost the demand for Canadian travel to our unique destination. Belize and Canada have shared strong ties for many years, so we anticipate that this direct flight from Toronto to Belize City will encourage even more Canadians to venture south to our beautiful jewel.”
WestJet will depart Toronto at 9:15 a.m. and arrive in Belize at 11:59 a.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
We fully expect this new flight to bring down a lot more Canadians and expose them to the beauty of Belize. And with exposure comes investment.
With each additional major hub added we’ve see a direct link to property sales from people living in those areas.
It just makes sense. We are reaching a new market!
Now, for those living in and around Denver, Colorado.
Southwest Airlines announces seasonal nonstop flights from Denver to Belize City
DENVER — DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS ADDING TO ITS GROWING LIST OF INTERNATIONAL CITIES. NONSTOP SEASONAL FLIGHTS FROM DENVER TO BELIZE CITY WILL START IN MARCH, SOUTHWEST AIRLINES AND DIA ANNOUNCED THURSDAY.
Southwest Airlines will operate the new service once per week, on Saturdays, during the peak season for travel to Belize from March 11 through April 22.
The flight is scheduled to depart DIA at 10:30 a.m., arriving in Belize City at 2:50 p.m.
The airport said with the addition of Belize City, DIA now has service to 20 international destinations in eight countries, and more than 170 nonstop destinations.
The new service starts March 11.
With these new exciting announcements, Ambergris Caye residents and investors are interested is seeing what happens in the market 6-12 months from now.
These additional flights from major cities in the US and Canada bring with them buyers and investors.
Typically the sales bump is seen 6-12 months after a new flight is initiated.
So, would now be a good time to invest? Before those additional buyers reach the island?
I would think so.
Look for investments that are in up and coming areas. Properties that are desirable. Properties that are still cheap, but have reason to go up in value.
Take this lot for example: Lot #53 in the Ambergris Bay Subdivision on the islands west side. It’s a 3rd row lot. Meaning it’s only 3 rows back from the beaches.
It’s also less then a block north of the main east / west connection road make it very easily accessible to San Pedro Town.
All beaches on Ambergris Caye are open to the public. So if you owned this lot you can use ANY of the beaches in the area.
This Secret Beach Ambergris Caye lot is priced VERY attractively at $49,500 US.
The seller prefers a cash deal, but would consider some financing for the right buyer.
Would getting in the game with a small investment like this work for you? If so contact me today. Tell me your goals and plans for Belize.
GET IN THE GAME BEFORE THE ADDITIONAL BUYERS AND INVESTORS ARRIVE. AND GET YOUR OWN SLICE OF PARADISE.