Key arrives for winter season

As visitors arrive for the winter season, complimentary copies of the latest issue of Key to Cayman are now available throughout the islands.

Following the clean-up after Hurricane Ivan, Cayman is ready to welcome friends old and new, and Key to Cayman is also bigger and better than ever.

Key to Cayman Winter 2005

Ken Thompson, executive director of CITA receives one of the first copies of Key to Cayman Winter 2005 from magazine editor Catherine MacGillivray. Photo: Jewel Levy

The glossy, full-colour Winter 2005 issue is packed full of invaluable information for visitors as well as ideas for residents who want to enjoy the attractions on all three islands.

In addition to spotlighting all the main attractions such as The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Pedro St. James, The Mastic Trail, The National Museum and Botswain’s Beach and the Turtle Farm, there are dozens of suggestions on how to enjoy vacation and leisure time.

Cayman is one of the top dive destinations in the world and the new Key has an in-depth look at life beneath our waves.

Internationally-acclaimed marine photographer and writer Lawson Wood has contributed an article on diving in and around the Sister Islands.

And, would-be divers can learn how to turn a vacation into a diving adventure.

With so much beauty beneath the surface it would be a pity not to take photographs of that mysterious underworld so make sure you read the Captured on Camera feature.

No visit to Cayman would be complete without a trip to Stingray City or the Sandbar, and Key takes you on a magical adventure to swim with the rays.

In this issue of Key we also give you a bird’s eye view of Cayman, painting a picture of the stunning scenery as seen from a helicopter.

If planning to take to the skies, you could also read all about kiteboarding, which is the latest popular sport on the islands.

Cayman is renowned for its rich heritage and visitors and residents can enjoy taking part in traditional craft classes or buying items from the recently-opened craft-market.

Visitors and residents may also enjoy a walking tour of George Town to view some of the historical landmarks of the islands’ capital.

Courtesy of the National Trust, Key has put together easy-to-follow directions to explore sites of historical significance.

Key also tells you how to find fun for all the family, such as following the new Blue Dragon Trail, and gives highlights of festivals held throughout the year.

With tax-free prices and dozens of duty-free stores to choose from, Cayman is a shopper’s paradise and Key helps you seek out the best bargains.

Everybody loves to eat out, whether they live here or are on holiday, so the magazine has included a comprehensive guide to island cuisine.

Viewers of the Travel Channel will see the Cayman Islands featured early in 2006 in a series focussing on destination weddings.

Key also has a section on tying the knot in paradise, giving advice on how to make your dream wedding come true.

Lastly, for those tempted to buy a little slice of paradise, Key has information about how to purchase a home in the Cayman Islands.

Being a tax haven with a secure government and great year-round weather, there are few better places in the world in which to invest in property.

Key also has a handy map included in this issue so you can see, at a glance, where all the top attractions are located.

‘Now that Cayman has almost recovered from Hurricane Ivan we are once more ready to welcome visitors to our shores,’ said Key to Cayman editor Catherine MacGillivray.

‘To reflect this, the winter issue of Key is filled with new features and stunning photographs to let everybody know what there is to enjoy in Cayman. There really is something for everyone, and the magazine is a must-read for tourist and residents alike.’

Key to Cayman is the official quality publication for the Cayman Islands Tourism Association and CITA executive director Ken Thompson welcomed the arrival of the first copies of the magazine last week.

‘We are delighted to welcome the Winter 2005 issue of Key,’ he said.
Key to Cayman is an important element of our marketing plan for CITA members and I encourage everybody to utilise the resources that are advertised in the magazine.’

Complimentary copies of Key to Cayman are available at all tourist sites, restaurants, shopping centres, dive shops, car rental agencies, banks, hotels or from Cayman Free Press offices.

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