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The requirement to present a QR code in order to demonstrate an arriving passenger has been verifiably vaccinated could soon be off the table for those travelling to Cayman, according to Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan.
Tourism business owners are contemplating whether to shut their doors in the face of continued uncertainty over the future of the industry.
Tourism business leaders have condemned government’s decision to delay the reopening of the border, claiming it is not based on scientific evidence and threatens the livelihoods of thousands of Caymanians.
The government has rejected calls from the Cayman Islands Tourism Association to reconsider its target to vaccinate 80% of the population against COVID-19 before launching a soft reopening of the borders to tourists.
The Cayman Islands Tourism Association, while welcoming the government's announcement of a border reopening plan, has raised concerns with a number of elements involved, including the timeline and a lack of consultation with the private sector.
The Cayman Islands Tourism Association is hosting a one-night, all-inclusive gourmet gala event called Seaspice on 13 March. The evening of culinary indulgence will take...
The Cayman Islands Tourism Association is urging all its members, particularly their frontline workers, to be vaccinated as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is rolled out locally.
Cayman’s tourism leaders believe the island could see around 25% of visitors return by Easter of next year - if the right policies are put in place.
Ritz-Carlton general manager Marc Langevin is the new president of the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA.)
At a time of year when the tourism industry is usually gearing up for its busiest season, this year members of the Cayman Islands Tourism Association will be meeting to discuss how they can survive and re-emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Around 6,000 workers are expected to return to work in one capacity or another as the first phase of reopening Cayman's economy begins. Retailers,...
Business and tourism leaders are preparing for the possibility that Cayman could be closed to visitors until next year.
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The 2019 Cayman Islands Tourism Association received 88 nominations for the annual Stingray Tourism Awards, the highest number ever submitted.
Unfair and inconsistent taxi pricing remains a major concern for tourism industry figureheads.
The Cayman Islands Tourism Association has extended the nomination deadline for the 16th Annual Stingray Tourism Awards to Friday, 24 May.
The Cayman Islands Tourism Association is calling for nominations for this year’s Stingray Tourism Awards, which recognises the work of individuals and companies in Cayman’s tourism industry.
The Taste of Cayman Food and Drink Festival returns to the Festival Green in Camana Bay on Saturday.
After weeks of waiting, our islands’ appetite is more than sufficiently whetted for this beloved event.
The return of Taste of Cayman was announced Wednesday during an islandwide restaurant tour that provided a preview of the main event.
Cayman artist Michelle Bryan has been chosen to provide a series of illustrations to help promote the Taste of Cayman food and drink festival, one of Cayman’s longest-running events and the Cayman Islands Tourism Association’s largest annual fundraiser.
The Cayman Islands Tourism Association is maintaining a neutral stance in the ongoing debate over government’s plans for new cruise piers in George Town harbor.
In 2006, a young Cabinet Minister by the name of Alden McLaughlin tabled in the Legislative Assembly a report titled “Safety of Small Commercial Waterborne Vessels.” The report, prepared by the Office of the Complaints Commissioner, noted some “exemplary operators” but concluded that in the absence of sufficient regulation, others fell far short of “acceptable standards” for equipment, operations and crew training, certification and knowledge.
No experience, no qualifications, no insurance? No problem. Setting up a water-sports business in the Cayman Islands is as easy as filling out a form and paying a $75 fee, officials said at a public safety meeting Wednesday.
October marks an exciting time on Cayman’s event scene with Restaurant Month 2018.
The Cayman Islands Tourism Association’s annual Restaurant Month begins Monday.
A tourist needed hospital treatment after two jet skis collided on the George Town waterfront Friday afternoon. The incident happened around noon and involved two visitors, one of whom sustained minor injuries, according to police.
Nancy Easterbrook was honored with a lifetime achievement award on Tuesday evening at the Cayman Islands Tourism Association’s annual Stingray Tourism Awards.
The Cayman Compass editorial on Friday, July 13, 2018, “Getting Government out of the Bedroom Business,” is a not a fair and thorough representation of the tourism accommodation licensing process or purpose nor is their “confiscatory” perspective on the 13% Room Accommodation Tax.
The Cayman Islands Tourism Association has announced that it is extending the deadline for nominations for this year’s Stingray Tourism Awards by a week, until midnight, Friday, June 15.
The Cayman Islands Tourism Association is seeking nominations for the 2018 Cayman Stingray Tourism Awards, which honors top performers in the tourism industry. The deadline for submissions is midnight on Friday, June 8.
Police officers on quad bikes could soon be patrolling Seven Mile Beach in an effort to clamp down on crime against tourists.
The heads of the police force, port and airport will field questions from tourism industry figures at the Cayman Islands Tourism Association’s annual general meeting, Wednesday.
Tourism officials highlighted some of the industry’s recent successes and outlined a plan to build on that growth over the next five years at a public meeting in Red Bay Wednesday night.
The sale of raffle tickets at the annual Taste of Cayman festival earlier this month raised nearly $10,500 for Meals on Wheels and the Cayman Islands Tourism Association.
The Cayman Islands Tourism Association is calling on government to review 40-year-old legislation that prohibits restaurants and bars from having dancing and live music in bars on Sundays – a restriction that put a damper on parties last New Year’s Eve since that holiday fell on a Sunday.
Tourism arrivals continue to soar, with a record-breaking 39,185 visitors touching down at Grand Cayman’s airport in January.
Martin Flaemrich was worried about his family’s Saturday flight from Toronto to Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport.
Celebrating 30 years, Taste of Cayman hit the Camana Bay festival green Saturday evening with one of its largest showings to date.
Tourism businesses remain concerned about inconsistent pricing and lack of a reliable nighttime service from taxis.
Scuba divers removed debris Monday from the wreck of the USS Kittiwake dive site, which was damaged during a storm last week.
Going out for dinner, or dinner and a movie, has always been a date night ritual. Cayman is blessed with so many amazing restaurants, that it has been dubbed the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean – which is why Restaurant Month is highly anticipated every year.
Cayman’s business owners are teaming up to rid the beaches of a smelly vestige of Hurricane Irma. The Cayman Islands Tourism Association sent an advisory this week regarding the seaweed and trash that has been accumulating along Seven Mile Beach.
Past, current and new recipients of tourism scholarships gathered earlier this month to network and build relationships. The Ministry and Department of Tourism hosted the annual Tourism Scholar Networking Reception at Luca restaurant on West Bay Road.
The Cayman Islands Tourism Association has called on government and law enforcement to step up crime-response efforts following a recent rash of burglaries and robberies. The association called the crime wave “a grave concern” for the tourism sector, and implored government to prioritize community response.
The Cayman Islands Tourism Association has elected Theresa Leacock-Broderick as its new president. Ms. Leacock-Broderick, who previously served as vice president, succeeds Kenneth Hydes of Dart Real Estate.
The Cayman Islands could face an exodus of up to 2,500 foreign workers before the end of 2017 as a result of changes to the Pensions Law that prevent expats from cashing out their retirement savings when they leave the country, business leaders have warned.
Pioneers in the Cayman Islands tourism sector were at the heart of National Heroes Day celebrations on Monday as honors were bestowed on more than 400 tourism contributors in George Town’s Heroes Square.
Consultants have been hired to review taxi rates in the Cayman Islands amid debate about the fairness of prices. Options, including the use of taxi meters, will be considered as part of the review. The Cayman Islands Tourism Association raised concerns last month about high prices and lack of consistency of fares.
Government offices and services will be closing throughout the Christmas and new year period.
Older workers in the Cayman Islands private sector will still be eligible to access their pension funds when they reach age 60 under the newly amended National Pensions Law, whether they have actually retired or not.
Tourists are frequently left feeling ripped off over taxi fares in Grand Cayman, according to multiple business owners who warn that high prices are putting off customers and damaging the reputation of the destination.
In Grand Cayman, people have complained for decades about taxis deviating (upward) from the standard rate of fares, picking and choosing who they pick up and where they will take them, and sometimes outright ripping passengers off who have no alternative.
New figures released by the Tourism Department show tourist arrivals by air and on cruise ships ticked up for the third quarter and for the year so far.
Eight years in the family business was enough for Peter Hillenbrand to be sure it was not for him. He turned his back on the 9-to-5 life and took the plunge on a risky business venture, taking over a run-down Little Cayman resort.
Sixty-one people in 10 categories have been nominated for the annual Cayman Stingray Tourism Awards, which recognize the dedicated and talented workers in the hospitality sector.
The Cayman Islands Tourism Association will elect a new board of directors and possibly a new president at its annual general meeting on Wednesday.
Taste of Cayman’s Best of Competition winners and the event’s major sponsors were recognized by the Cayman Islands Tourism Association at a reception Wednesday afternoon.
To mark the fifth anniversary of the sinking of the USS Kittiwake, the wreck has been transformed into an underwater museum.
The Cayman Islands Tourism Association is calling for nominations for members to its board of directors.