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Cayman’s borders to reopen in September

Deputy Premier and Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell on Friday announced Cayman's borders will reopen to international travel starting on 1 Sept. The reopening will come in phases.

Poll: Should Cayman’s borders be reopened to international travel?

As Cayman's leaders grapple with how and when to safely reopen its borders, we want to know from our readers if they think the...

Want Cayman’s borders open? COVID’S incubation period – not testing – is the challenge

Property owners and those wishing to stay for extended periods of time may be among first allowed in Cayman due to ease of tracing, monitoring.

Cayman Turtle Centre announces reopening

One has only to glance at social media to see that parents are asking for guidance on how to keep their children occupied this...

Dive Site of the Week

Eden Rock might just be the most popular dive site on the island, but only during the summer months. The reason for this is simple:...

Parrot sanctuary is something to squawk about

When I first heard about a new attraction in East End called the Cayman Parrot Sanctuary, I admit I wasn’t expecting much. I had visions...

Committee set up to help open Cayman’s borders

Premier Alden McLaughlin announced Friday that Cayman has set up a ‘Reopening of Borders Committee’, consisting of 10 government agencies and ministries to work on allowing international tourists to return to the islands.

Staycations boom provides boost for struggling tourism industry

Staycations are starting to sell out across Cayman as island residents shake off months of lockdown and opt for holidays at home.

Premier: Border reopening proving ‘great challenge’

Government continues to maintain 1 Sept. as the date to reopen Cayman's borders to international travellers, while acknowledging the process poses a 'great challenge'.

Ritz boss: ‘Risks must be taken on road to recovery’

The Cayman Islands may have to take some ‘calculated risks’ to bring tourists back to the destination. That’s the verdict of Marc Langevin, general manager of the islands’ biggest resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

New sanitation guidelines for tourism industry published

New sanitation guidelines have been issued for businesses within the tourism industry to ensure the safety of visitors to local shores and guard against the spread of COVID-19.

Tourism accommodations pay out millions in refunds

Cayman’s accommodation sector seemed to be on track for another profitable year at the start of 2020, but this came to a screeching halt with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last three months, those within the industry say they have refunded millions of dollars in rental bookings.

Tourism Recovery: Caribbean islands begin to welcome back visitors

Around the region, many countries are still facing COVID-19 challenges, including the damage to the economies of the impacted islands. This week, Antigua and Barbuda reopened its borders to international travel, the first in a string of Caribbean countries looking to restart the region’s most significant industry.

Tourism leaders plan for phased recovery of stricken industry

Tourism leaders are working on a new three-year plan for the revival of the industry in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

Turning Cayman’s tourism around in a COVID world

Department of Tourism Director Rosa Harris says she is confident in the Cayman's tourism industry’s resilience and ability to bounce back.

Editorial: Rebuilding our tourism industry

The new realities around travel call for a general shift away from pure volume-based mass tourism, which in Cayman is synonymous with cruise ships, to quality-oriented, high-end tourism.
Caroline Tajonera, pictured with Alric Lindsay, is helping coordinate support for others in the Filipino community

Tourism industry workers struggle to survive as economy collapses

The concept of ‘Caymankind’ may be very much home grown, but thousands of immigrants from across the globe, working alongside locals, have helped create the islands' reputation for five-star service.
Dreaming of Being Reunited video

Department of Tourism releases Cayman video

In response to outreach from both past and future visitors, the Department of Tourism has released a new promotional video on the Cayman Islands.
With Cayman's tourism industry in free fall, financial services will be relied up to see Cayman through upcoming lean times

Premier: Tourism industry has collapsed

Cayman’s closure of its borders has sent the tourism industry into “free fall,” according to Premier Alden McLaughlin, who said at a press conference Monday that it is now up to the financial services industry to see the country through the upcoming months.
Empty deckchairs outside the Westin Hotel, Sunday. The tourism industry is facing massive cancellations.

Tourism industry in free fall as virus paralyses travel

The Cayman Islands’ tourism industry is facing a virtual shutdown as global travel grinds to a halt amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.
Tourism planners in Antigua are exploring more eco-friendly, low impact options for visitors.

Caribbean tourism industry contends with climate change

Across the Caribbean region, tourism stakeholders are grappling with the reality of climate change and the threat it poses to the region’s hospitality sector. From Antigua to Dominica, officials are working on plans to protect their islands and their economies.
Tourism industry impacted as hotels report cancellations

Virus fears starting to impact tourism

Several Cayman Islands hotels are seeing cancellations amid fears that anxiety over the coronavirus is having a chilling effect on global travel.

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