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NO CRUISE SHIPS TO PLACENCIA

376 Signatures Goal: 500

We, the undersigned, urge Belize government officials and tourism leaders to prevent the development of Placencia as a cruise ship destination because: -- A sporadic influx of large numbers of day-trippers would overwhelm Placencia's facilities without adding significantly to the city's revenues, particularly for the accommodations industry. -- Large groups of strangers roaming the world's narrowest street for short on-shore visits would destroy Placencia's unique village lifestyle for residents and eliminate its signature appeal to tourists desiring to sample local culture. -- Ship and launch traffic would threaten the very environment that makes Belize an international tourist destination, adding to environmental pollution, damaging the vulnerable Southern Belize environment, including coral reef,s, tropical forests, lagoons and inland rivers. -- Southern Belize tourist attractions -- many of them undeveloped and unprotected -- would be overwhelmed and damaged by excessive numbers of large tour groups. -- Belize is a jewel - cruise ship tourism is selling it too cheap when we have so much to offer from reefs to jungle, all in one location. -- Overnight tourists and overnight tourism companies support local Belize businesses - cruise ship lines and cruise ship tourists don't. -- Cruise ships and cruise ship tourists will bring Belize City crime problems to southern Belize - and we know that our police and our politicians can't protect us. -- Local control will be non-existent. The US can't control cruise lines and effectively enforce its laws, the Belize government hasn't been able to in Belize City, either. And, each cruise line that visits Belize earns up to 40 times the entire revenue of Belize in just a single year. Under these circumstances, there will be no local control.

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NoCruises.org

Links

NoCruises.Org
Keep Cruise Ships Away from Placencia, Belize
Stewart Krohn Writes from Coco Plum
Speech on Cruise Ship Tourism by Placencia Village Council Chairman, Charles Leslie, Jr.
Members of the Placencia Chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Association Oppose Cruise Ship Tourism
Placencia Tour Operators Oppose Cruise Ship Tourism
  • John Quick
    John Quick United States, Durham
    Dec 13, 2014
    Dec 13, 2014
    We enjoyed the laid back charm of Placencia several years ago and plan to visit again in 2015. It is so difficult to find areas where massive cruise lines have gone into areas and ruined the charm of the area. Hope Placencia is not lost to the the Mega Cruise ships.
  • John Quick
    Dec 13, 2014
    Dec 13, 2014
    We enjoyed the laid back charm of Placencia several years ago and plan to visit again in 2015. It is so difficult to find areas where massive cruise lines have gone into areas and ruined the charm of the area. Hope Placencia is not lost to the the Mega Cruise ships.
  • Maralyn Strachan
    Maralyn Strachan Canada, Barrie
    Feb 15, 2014
    Feb 15, 2014
    Please do not allow this. our world is a beautiful but fragile place. Let Placencia remain untouched that our grandchildren and their grandchildren may experience its uniqueness and beauty.
  • David Strachan
    David Strachan Canada, Barrie
    Feb 14, 2014
    Feb 14, 2014
    We just had a wonderful vacation in Placencia and will come again, but not if it is spoiled with cruise ships. Placencia is still a lovely quite and natural retreat. Please keep it that way.
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