Now that spring has finally sprung and you’ve survived winter, there’s a good chance you’re feeling the itch to get the hell out of town for a bit. But because getting off work could be a major roadblock between you and a getaway, Belize is going to extraordinary lengths to bring you to its tropical shores without getting in trouble with your boss.
As the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) explains, nearly two thirds of American travelers work while vacationing, which has given way to the bizarre term bleisure -- a combination of business and leisure. The annual State of Business Travel Survey by National Car Rental found that 90% of millennials, 81% of Gen Xers, and 80% of baby boomers have engaged in “bleisure” travel in the last year. Belize is currently the fastest-growing Caribbean travel destination, and the BTB wants more working vacationers to feel welcome there. So, the country has turned bleisure into “Belizesure,” and introduced luxury co-working space that is way better than those ones popping up all over big cities in America.
“Not only is Belize a curious place -- it also is a productive place,” Karen Bevans, director of tourism for the BTB, said in a statement. “The Belizean tourism industry is fully committed to accommodating the needs of our guests, whether they’re seeking a rainforest adventure, world-class scuba diving along the Belieze Barrier Reef or a relaxing overwater bungalow to finish laying out the last slides of a presentation... if you must.”