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Another month, another record for tourism numbers

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.

$1 million to fight erosion at Kaibo Public Beach

Fringed with shady casuarina trees and dotted with pastel-coloured cabanas, Kaibo Public Beach Park is the perfect spot for a lazy Sunday. There’s a children’s playground, toilet facilities and plenty of grassy camping spots along the shoreline.

Cayman Airways adjusting to grounded planes

Cayman Airways officials say the grounding of the company’s two Boeing 737 Max 8s has so far caused mostly minor delays in its service, although one regular weekly flight has been cancelled.

Cayman Airways goes to plan B to cover Denver route

Cayman Airways will continue to operate its new Denver route despite taking the decision to ground its long-range Boeing 737 Max 8 jets in the aftermath of the crash that killed 157 people in Ethiopia on Sunday.
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Caymera International offers business solutions to the tourism sector

Brooke Meyer and local businessman Reginald “Choppy” Delapenha are behind Cayman-based Caymera International, a new advisory firm that provides business solutions to the hospitality and tourism industry.

Cayman bans Max aircraft from the skies

The Cayman Islands Aviation Authority has banned the Boeing 737 Max aircraft from operating in Cayman airspace amid growing safety concerns around the model.

Short-term loan to help kickstart Hyatt project

The construction of a 10-story Grand Hyatt hotel at the site of the former Pageant Beach resort will be partly financed through a bridge loan from a fund managed by Bahamas-based Sterling Global Financial, the company announced last week.

Turtle Centre clears $50 million debt

The Cayman Turtle Centre is officially debt-free after making the final payment on a $50 million loan. The money was borrowed to build the taxpayer-funded tourism facility at its current location in Boatswain Bay after Hurricane Michelle destroyed much of the old turtle farm in 2001.

Tourism dreams big with new ad campaign

An elegantly dressed couple salsa dances in the natural amphitheater of Cayman’s Crystal Caves. A mermaid in a flowing emerald dress is trailed by sea turtles as she swims over a coral reef. The full moon illuminates a woman perched on the shoulders of a giant blue iguana as it gazes out across the ocean.

Second Cayman Airways 737 Max 8 plane arrives

Cayman Airways’ second Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, VP-CIX, took off for Grand Cayman from the Boeing Field in Seattle Thursday.
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