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Cayman makes deal with Airbnb

The Cayman Islands has become the latest destination to embrace Airbnb, the company which started as an informal couch surfing service and was once considered a threat to traditional tourism businesses and to government coffers.

Cayman Brac prepares for annual Agriculture Show

Cayman’s Brac’s farmers will be showcasing their crops and livestock Saturday at the annual Brac Agriculture Show.

Topless cruise heading to Cayman

An adult hospitality group has announced plans for a “topless cruise” to the Caribbean, with stops in Mexico and Grand Cayman.

Congestion in the skies amid influx of aircraft

Three planes were diverted to Jamaica and at least two others were held on the tarmac in Miami and Tampa on Saturday afternoon because Grand Cayman’s airport was too busy for them to land.

Airport passengers overflow to outdoors

Hundreds of departing passengers were told to wait in a tented seating area outside Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport terminal Saturday afternoon because the indoor waiting area was too full.

Bullet in backpack costs tourist $750

A tourist from New Jersey had his stay in Cayman extended by a day and his holiday budget expanded by $750 after airport security personnel found a bullet in his backpack.

Tourism plan outlined in Red Bay

Tourism officials highlighted some of the industry’s recent successes and outlined a plan to build on that growth over the next five years at a public meeting in Red Bay Wednesday night.

Marriage rules block Cayman cruise ship registrations

Changes to the Cayman Islands Gambling Law made two years ago to encourage cruise ships to register here, in the same way yachts or merchant marine ships do, have not accomplished their stated purpose.

Tourism Association calls for review of Sunday dancing, music restrictions

The Cayman Islands Tourism Association is calling on government to review 40-year-old legislation that prohibits restaurants and bars from having dancing and live music in bars on Sundays – a restriction that put a damper on parties last New Year’s Eve since that holiday fell on a Sunday.

Ritz-Carlton restaurants receive international recognition

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is celebrating two accolades bestowed on its signature restaurants, Seven and Blue by Eric Ripert.
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