Destinations should begin to strategically plan for their long term value rather than short term gain or political election cycles.
Norwegian Cruise Line has bought two islands in southern Belize to develop as a port of call for its western Caribbean cruises.
The line has purchased 75 acres in the Stann Creek and Toledo districts that previously were approved for development of a resort. Norwegian plans to invest $50 million in the Harvest Caye project, which it expects to complete in 2015.
Norwegian has retained IDEA Inc., an Orlando company that designs branded ports and other destinations, to design the project.