Central America Travel Destinations Are Gaining Popularity with North American Travelers
The recent rise in popularity of Central America as a vacation destination for North Americans has led Class Adventure Travel to release a new luxury travel collection to Central America.
January 30, 2014 (Newswire.com) - With the beginning of 2014 well underway, travel industry leaders such as TripAdvisor, Lonely Planet and reputable newspapers have begun to leave clues on their recommended travel trends for 2014. The accessibility, shorter flight times and beautiful climate found in Central America has made it a popular and rising star in the eyes of traveling North Americans. In response to these recent travel trends as well as meeting consumer demands, Class Adventure Travel released a new luxury travel collection to Central America. A mix of highlight and exclusive destinations in Belize, Costa Rica and Guatemala have been chosen as Class Adventure Travel looks set to continue providing travelers with an unparalleled travel experience.
Due to its proximity to the United States, travelers can leave their houses in the morning and by early afternoon be sat on a beautiful Belizean beach, exploring the ruins of Tikal in Guatemala or, zip-lining their way through the Costa Rican jungle. One thing is for sure, Central America is set to announce its presence in the 2014 world travel market!
WHY CENTRAL AMERICA & TRAVEL INDUSTRY FIGURES FOR THE REGION
The compact region of Central America, allows travelers to cover a number of different destinations within a relatively tight timetable. This makes the region and its sites extremely easy to travel and has led to the rise in Central America's popularity.
When the Proud Owner and Team Leader of Class Adventure Travel, Marc Harrison, was asked about CAT's recent expansion into Central America he said: 'After providing superior vacation experiences to travelers visiting Costa Rica, we began to see an increase in requests and interest in Guatemala, Belize and other Central America destinations. With Guatemala and Belize fitting Class Adventure Travel's range and standard of products and services, we provided our customers with what they wanted'.
The figures from Belize's Tourism Board show that in 2012 the country recorded 26,872 more travelers than in 2011, with 277,135 travelers enjoying Belize's beauty. Of these an impressive 63.7% were Americans and a further 8.7% Canadians. Statistics released in 2013 told a similar story and pattern and in January 2013, the number of travelers increased by 17.2% compared to the 2012 figures. North American travelers also favor Costa Rica and in 2012 it was the most popular destination in Latin America with 1,139,624 visitors throughout 2012.
Whether travelers are attracted to the Caribbean paradise of Ambergris Caye in Belize; encountering mysterious Mayan culture at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala or, having an adventure-filled vacation in Costa Rica; Central America has it all!
Alex Radtke, Class Adventure Travel's Central America Specialist: 'Although Central America seems small by comparison to South America, the region is home to a diverse group of countries with natural and cultural wonders that I'd dare say rival Machu Picchu and the Amazon in South America. Closer to home but still just as exotic, Central America is a destination that deserves exploration, which is why we're ecstatic to be able to offer CAT-quality adventures to travelers interested in the region'.
Having an office located in Costa Rica, Class Adventure Travel is able to meet the traveler's necessities and ensures that they can provide and maintain a high quality and attentive service.
CLASS ADVENTURE TRAVEL TOURS
With exclusive vacation packages available throughout Latin America, Class Adventure Travel's tour collection has just got even more complete! Within the renewed Central America collection one will find the 10 day Best of Costa Rica package which takes travelers to all the highlights of this stunning country. From relaxing in the hot springs of the Arenal Volcano to, exploring the canopy and wildlife of the Monteverde Rainforest and some tropical beach time in Tamarindo. The Jungle and Beaches of Belize are some of the most beautiful and pristine to be found in Latin America. This 13 day tour takes travelers to the impressive Mayan ruins located in the Cayo District to the crystal-clear, picture perfect Caribbean beaches of Ambergris Caye.
Class Adventure Travel also offers multi-country travel experiences. Due to the short distances and travel time, a multi-county vacation to Guatemala and Belize is made possible in less that 2 weeks. In just 9 days travelers can visit the Highlights of Guatemala and Belize which is the perfect introduction to the diverse landscapes of the region, its Mayan culture and paradisiacal beaches.
ABOUT CLASS ADVENTURE TRAVEL
Class Adventure Travel provides premium travel packages to travelers looking for clockwork, customizable and unforgettable travel experiences in Central & South America. With 16 years of experience, Class Adventure Travel and offices located in the United States and throughout Latin America, its specialists are able to provide local knowledge, advice and instill peace of mind for the travelers.
For more information about Class Adventure Travel and our products & services visit http://www.cat-travel.com