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Tourism, business sectors welcome border-reopening announcement

Premier Wayne Panton's announcement that Cayman's borders will reopen on 20 Nov. was cautiously welcomed on Friday by tourism and business industry leaders, as well as members of the public and tourists hoping to visit the Islands.

Government weighs removing verifiable vaccination requirement for Cayman arrivals

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.

Forks at the ready!

To say that the restaurant industry has been hit hard by COVID would be the understatement of the year. Nearly two years, in fact. Venues around...

Tourism businesses: ‘We are casualties, not villains’

Tourism business owners are contemplating whether to shut their doors in the face of continued uncertainty over the future of the industry.
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Cayman’s tourism leaders condemn delay in reopening

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.

Gov’t tells tourism industry 80% remains as vaccination target

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.

CITA: Expanded vaccine list a ‘small step’ but not enough

Cayman Islands Tourism Association President Marc Langevin says that while the tourism industry welcomes the government's expansion of the types of securely verifiable COVID-19 vaccination records it is now accepting, the process does not go far enough.

CITA boss suggests strict COVID-jab policy

If the Cayman Islands is to hit its 80% vaccination target for the border reopening, government will have to move to mandatory vaccinations and not just for work permit-holders, Cayman Islands Tourism Association President Marc Langevin has said.

The Resh Hour with CITA president Marc Langevin

CITA president Marc Langevin joins Compass journalist Reshma Ragoonath to discuss the post-pandemic future of tourism in Cayman.

Tourism association responds to Cayman reopening plan

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.

Cayman had just 5,000 visitors in the year since COVID struck

Cayman had a total of 5,566 stay-over visitors in the year since the pandemic began - about half of what the island would see in a single week during normal times.

$10,000 cash prize up for grabs in new vaccination raffle

People who get vaccinated are being offered a chance to win US$10,000, as well as 280 other prizes worth a total of US$15,000, as part of an initiative by the Cayman Islands Tourism Association and the charity R3 Cayman Foundation to encourage residents to get their COVID-19 jabs.

CITA: Recruit staff now to prepare for border reopening

The local tourism industry should be recruiting staff now to prepare for the possible reopening of the borders later this year, the Cayman Islands Tourism Association advised its members this week.
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Tourism leaders seek clear path to reopening

Tourism business leaders are hoping that vaccination passes for visitors can allow the Cayman Islands to welcome back tourists this summer. Marc Langevin, president of...

Grills are heating up for Seaspice culinary event

Tickets for the Seaspice culinary gala, being held at the Kimpton's Beach Deck venue on Saturday, are selling at a brisk pace. The all-inclusive event...

CITA bosses meet with government

Cayman Islands Tourism Association President Marc Langevin says he is optimistic that lines of communication between his organisation and the government are opening up.

The Resh Hour with CITA president Marc Langevin

Newly appointed Cayman Islands Tourism Association president and Ritz Carlton General Manager Marc Langevin joins The Resh Hour to discuss tourism

Ritz-Carlton boss Marc Langevin new head of CITA

Ritz-Carlton general manager Marc Langevin is the new president of the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA.)

Kirkconnell: COVID vaccine could drive early-2021 border reopening

Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has told representatives of the tourism industry that Cayman could have access to COVID-19 vaccines in December, which may enable the islands to reopen borders early next year.

Ask the experts – The future of tourism

Cayman 2.0 is all about imagining and planning for a better Cayman. Today, we talk with experts in the tourism field to discuss what the future of tourism in the Cayman could (and should) look like.

Online Easter Egg hunt offers multitude of prizes

The Z99 radio station has teamed up with the Cayman Islands Tourism Association to bring Cayman an online Easter egg hunt and raffle. To participate...

New executive director at tourism association

Former Radio Cayman reporter Jay Ehrhart will take up the post of executive director at the Cayman Islands Tourism Association on 1 Nov., succeeding Tiffany Dixon-Ebanks.

EDITORIAL – This weekend, dig in to Taste of Cayman

After weeks of waiting, our islands’ appetite is more than sufficiently whetted for this beloved event.

Football referee assaulted during game

Two players from the Bodden Town Football Club attacked a referee during a match with the Academy Football Club on April 17.

Hydes back in as tourism chief

Ken Hydes was re-elected president of the Cayman Islands Tourism Association for a third consecutive year on Wednesday.

Tourism Association to vote for new leaders at AGM

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 winners and sponsors honored

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.

Tourism Association board to hold election

The Cayman Islands Tourism Association is calling for nominations for members to its board of directors.

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