The reforms were based on a $155,000 consultant report done by EY, and although many of the recommendations were longer-term projects, Premier Alden McLaughlin said in April that six areas in particular had been identified as issues the government would pursue immediately.
While Caribbean stay-over tourism increased more than 7 percent in the first six months of this year, the Cayman Islands has seen only a 1.5 percent rise, according to a new report on regional tourism. That’s down from a more than 10 percent increase in the first half of last year.
The new report from Integra Realty Resources found that all but one of the Caribbean’s 13 most popular vacation spots witnessed average stay-over growth. Cuba and Barbados grew by more than 14 percent in the first half of the year, and Aruba added more than 18 percent.