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Cayman’s Global Citizen Concierge programme has netted KYD $142,154 in application fees since it began last October, according to statistics from the Department of Tourism.
Dozens of jobseekers turned out for the careers open day, held 8-9 Sept. at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, to explore employment and learning opportunities through the National Tourism Training Programme.
Department of Tourism Director Rosa Harris says she is confident in the Cayman's tourism industry’s resilience and ability to bounce back.
The Ministry of Tourism has said more than 7,000 rooms are now available to visitors in the Cayman Islands.
The 369,650 stayover visitors to Cayman for the first eight months of 2019 represented about a 10.7% increase over the 333,975 air arrivals registered during the same period last year.
Homesharing is expanding in Cayman.
Cayman’s tourism sector saw another record in May with 40,591 air arrivals for the month. It was the first time Cayman exceeded 40,000 passengers in May.
Cayman saw 145,804 stayover visitors arrive during the first three months of 2019, an 8.67% increase over the first quarter of 2018, and the most stayovers recorded in the first quarter of any year in the territory’s history.
The Department of Tourism sponsored the music festival KAABOO for US$50,000 in February, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell said on Friday in Legislative Assembly.
The Cayman Islands recorded another record month for stayover tourism in February, with nearly 45,000 visitors arriving on the islands. The figure is an increase of more than 12 percent on the same period last year, which was itself a record.
Peer-to-peer housing rentals are an efficient way for our islands comfortably to accommodate increasing numbers of overnight visitors. In the short term, it’s certainly simpler and faster than building or expanding a traditional hotel – and involves significantly less in the way of capital investment.
Nearly 2.4 million visitors arrived in the Cayman Islands in 2018, the highest number recorded for a single year.
Cayman was on track to surpass last year’s number of stay-over visitors, with 410,984 such visitors coming to the territory through Nov. 30, according to the Department of Tourism.
A team of Caymanians attended a United Kingdom Conservative Party conference in Birmingham earlier this week to educate government ministers, members of parliaments, and other attendees about the Cayman Islands.
Let us dare state what the report did not address (other than acknowledging its existence): This country has yet to resolve whether its future lies in being a high-end stay-over jurisdiction or a mass-market cruise ship destination.
More than 1.3 million tourists arrived in the Cayman Islands by air and sea in the first six months of 2018, blitzing previous records.The total represents a 20-percent increase on the same period last year.
If this government is, as it claims to be, “of and for the people,” it needs to re-examine what its regulatory policies are doing to the very people it purports to represent.
Cayman Islands Craft Market has been given a fresh new look as part of a rebranding initiative.
The Department of Tourism and Airbnb will host the first of a series of public information sessions to let members of the public know how to set up Airbnb services.
Cayman did not simply break our previous record for airplane arrivals in the first quarter of this year – it shattered them, putting us on pace for a fifth-straight record-breaking year.
The Cayman Islands, home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, epicurean excellence and … cockfighting?
Rather than the easy-breezy “rest of the week,” it is the conditions within those three hours of congestion that form the standard by which the performance of our public officials, and the still-under-renovation airport, will be judged.
The Cayman Islands government spent nearly $35 million during a five-year period on consultants to support a range of public projects, spending which was largely not monitored and which, in many instances, was done without a business case plan.
In the instance of Saturday’s breakdown of systems at the new arrivals hall, there was no “single point of failure.” Indeed the ostensible problem — long lines of unhappy tourists — was, in fact, simply a manifestation of a multitude of operational mishaps — many of them emanating from bad (or nonexistent) planning, others simply from bad luck.
The new arrivals hall at the Owen Roberts International Airport – the latest piece in the jigsaw of Cayman’s $55-million airport upgrade – opened this week.
A record number of tourists arrived in the Cayman Islands in 2017, with just over 2.1 million people arriving on these shores by air and sea.
More tourists arrived in the Cayman Islands by air last month than in any other November on record, tourism officials announced Wednesday.
Topping US$370 per night, hotel-room prices in Cayman are the highest in the Caribbean, growing 4.5 percent since last year, according to U.S.-based property and business valuation agency Integra Realty Resources.
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands exhibited at the 70th annual National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition.
Delays in contract negotiation led to a situation during the government’s 2015/16 budget year where some Department of Tourism contracts were not signed until months after they took effect, according to an internal audit.
Air arrival figures continued to soar in July and August, with tourism officials predicting the Cayman Islands could see year-end visitor numbers in excess of 400,000 for the first time in 2017.
The Cayman Islands government on Tuesday celebrated the commencement of the new Trade Marks Law, which has been touted as necessary for overhauling the territory’s intellectual property legal framework.
Hurricane season started Thursday, and the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism is calming the fears of potential visitors with a guarantee.
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines will open up a new route between Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Grand Cayman this summer.
The Cayman Islands government has hired Washington, D.C.-based company Solimar to draw up a five-year “National Tourism Plan” for the islands. The company was chosen in a competitive tender process which began in April, the Department of Tourism announced in a press releas
Cayman Airways will continue to need significant funding from government as long as it is required to serve unprofitable but strategically valuable routes like New York and Dallas, the airline’s CEO Fabian Whorms said last week.
An American male, professional, aged between 36 and 49, earning between $100,000 and $150,000 a year and a previous visitor to the Cayman Islands.
As regular readers of this editorial column are aware, we don’t normally advocate for the nationalization of a private sector industry. But hear us out …
We don’t want to make too much of the ever-so-slight decline in air arrivals to the Cayman Islands so far this year, but unfortunately our tourism officials have beat us to the punch.
Government is monitoring the potential impacts of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union on the Cayman Islands’ tourism industry, Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell said Monday.
Members of the committee that is leading work to create the Cayman Islands’ first National Cultural and Heritage Policy and Plan.
Cayman’s key attraction, Seven Mile Beach, risks losing its appeal as visitor numbers continue to rise, according to a Department of Tourism analysis of future industry trends.
In terms of tourism, is the Cayman Islands a “quantity” destination or a “quality” destination?
Unlicensed businesses, carelessly discarded trash and dangerous watercraft operations are adding to a “lawless mentality” on Grand Cayman’s Public Beach that residents have warned is in danger of being “destroyed by a growing horde of unlicensed vendors,” according to complaints filed last week with the government’s Ministry of Tourism.
A new tourism advertising campaign focusing on the Cayman Islands’ core strengths of beach, ocean and water sports has launched in the U.S.
Tourism bosses say they are disappointed with the content of the recent BBC documentary on the Cayman Islands.