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Gov’t awaits sign-off of funding for tourism worker stipend

The government's Finance Committee is expected to approve funding for a three-month extension of a $1,000-a-month stipend for tourism workers who lost their jobs because of COVID-19.

2,700 unemployed tourism workers apply for help

Nearly 3,000 people left without work amid the collapse of the tourism industry have applied for a stipend from government. They are being offered $1,000 a month for up to three months to help get them through the lean period ahead.

EDITORIAL – On the horizon: Happy landings to Southwest Airlines

It may be the most famous cocktail napkin in aviation history. In 1967, two men met at a bar and restaurant in San Antonio, Texas. Over drinks, one of them took out a pen, and on the aforementioned napkin, drew a triangle. He labeled the three points: “Dallas. Houston. San Antonio.”

Cayman Islands stars in Robb Report ‘Travel Issue’

The Cayman Islands is featured in the first edition of the 2017 Robb Report, considered by many as the quintessential guide to the best of luxury living. The magazine often features the latest in fine automobiles, cutting-edge home technology products, and five-star vacations.

Tourism Department seeks consultants on Latin America

Tourism minister Moses Kirkconnell hopes an effort to explore air services to South American gateway cities will boost summertime visitors. The idea, he says, is to take advantage of Southern Hemisphere seasons that are the reverse of those in Cayman’s chief tourism market, the U.S. and Canada.

Cruise travel continues to grow globally

A record 25 million passengers are expected to set sail on cruises next year, continuing a steady growth in the industry over the past decade. The number of people taking cruise vacations globally has risen from 15.8 million in 2007, according to statistics from the Cruise Lines International Association.

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