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Director of Tourism Rosa Harris received the coveted Jerry Award from the Caribbean Tourism Organization at a gala ceremony in New York City on Thursday, 6 June, for her work in promoting tourism.
The Caribbean Tourism Organization is forecasting strong growth in arrivals across the region in 2019 as hurricane-hit destinations continue their recovery from the destructive storm season of 2017.
The tourism industry needs to focus on creating “quality jobs” rather than just quantity, delegates at a Caribbean Tourism Organization conference heard Wednesday.
Visitors to the Caribbean hit a record level in 2016, with 29.3 million traveling to the region, the Caribbean Tourism Organization reported Thursday. The report marks the seventh year of consecutive growth. At 4.2 percent growth, overall tourist arrivals to the Caribbean region surpassed the global average of 3.9 percent.
Despite recording record visitor arrivals in 2015, the Cayman Islands was outstripped in tourist arrivals by the rest of the Caribbean, which enjoyed record growth.