Three Questions On Selling Belize

by Jessica Montevago
Three Questions On Selling Belize


TMR
spoke with Mariam Roberson, managing director of San Ignacio Resort Hotel, on tips for selling the Central American country.


Mariam Roberson

1. What advice can you offer travel agents trying to sell Belize to their clients?
Visit Belize! Come familiarize yourself with Belize’s blend of cultures and history, its vast range of adventure, and its people. Nothing speaks more genuinely than first-hand experience and this also adds more credibility for your clients. The country itself is gorgeous and this is easily seen in its natural resources—both in the islands and inland.

2. What role do you see travel agents playing in your growth? 
Travel agents are a precious marketing and sales tool. Most of the agents we work with have experienced our resort first-hand—a characteristic that adds credibility when our hotel is pitched as a unique and personalized destination. We love to form relationships in a personal fashion to ultimately build loyalty and trust on a business level. Travel agents assist us not only in promoting our resort to various markets but also in increasing our yearly sales. We consider them part of our team.

3. What are some new developments for 2017 at San Ignacio Resort Hotel and in Belize? 
Continuing with our 40th Anniversary celebrations and the introduction of two premium luxury suites, San Ignacio Resort Hotel is currently in the process of making improvements throughout our common guest areas. This includes enhancing our hiking trails and birding sites found within our 17-acre private estate; refurbishing our lobby and patio area; enhancing our room décor while maintaining the local touch that our guests enjoy; and strengthening our personalized butler service. Our Bedran Hall, which is the largest conference and event center in the San Ignacio area, is also experiencing some great additions with an exclusive portico entrance.

These developments will come in hand with the increase in tourism for Belize as marketing opportunities continue to flourish and new flights are introduced—expanding the country’s reach to other regions!

  1
  0
Daily Top List

Most Scenic Train Rides in U.S.

1. Grand Canyon Railway

2. Amtrak: The Adirondack

3. Cass Scenic Railroad

4. Amtrak Cascades

5. Napa Valley Wine Trail

Source: CNT

Could not load file or assembly 'System.Net.Http.Primitives, Version=4.2.22.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131040)
TMR THIS WEEK
http://services.travelsavers.com/AMGService.svc/REST/GetImage?ImageID=4d6288bf-481e-e911-b4aa-782bcb66a2f2

Why the Caribbean Remains the Preferred Region for Cruise Travel

It’s family-friendly, convenient and like no place else in the world — no wonder the majority of travelers seek this region for their ocean-going getaways.

TMR Recommendations
Top Stories
Fam Policies of FIT Operators Differ: Here Are 20 Travel Advisors Should Know
Fam Policies of FIT Operators Differ: Here Are 20 Travel Advisors Should Know

Agency sales production, consortia relationships and even just plain interest round out the qualifications for selection for a familiarization trip by suppliers.

Want to Know the Commission Payment Schedules of FIT/Packaged Vacation Tour Operators?
Want to Know the Commission Payment Schedules of FIT/Packaged Vacation Tour Operators?

With all the things a travel agent needs to juggle, trying to determine when your commissions will arrive is one less worry if you have a reference list on hand.

FIT Tour Operators Reveal New Products Debuting in 2019
FIT Tour Operators Reveal New Products Debuting in 2019

From a Red Light District walking tour of Amsterdam to a foodie and yoga tour in Provence to a helicopter and Harley tour in South Africa, there are new FIT options for every taste and budget.

African Travel’s Top Travel Advisors to be Rewarded
African Travel’s Top Travel Advisors to be Rewarded

Six agents will enjoy a luxurious safari vacation, with winners based on client bookings made between December 2018 and May 2019.

TTC Sees Growth in Egypt, Greece, U.S. for 2019
TTC Sees Growth in Egypt, Greece, U.S. for 2019

Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold have rolled out a host of new programs in anticipation of a robust year of travel.

Tsunami Death Toll Climbs to Nearly 400 in Indonesia
Tsunami Death Toll Climbs to Nearly 400 in Indonesia

The tsunami hit without warning around the Sunda Strait on Saturday night.

News Briefs
TMR Report Cards & Outlooks
Advertiser's Voice
Advertiser's Voice: Luxury Gold