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Condé Nast names Cayman among top islands in world

The Cayman Islands have been placed in a top 20 list of the best islands in the world.

Carnival orders more mega-ships

Carnival Cruise Line has ordered two more mega-ships, providing further succor to supporters of a cruise dock for Cayman, who suggest the move toward bigger ships is bad news for destinations that still use tenders.

Nominations open for Heroes Day

Nominations are now open for the 2017 National Heroes Day Awards. The awards will pay tribute to pioneers in tourism, honoring those who have made significant contributions to the past and ongoing development in the field in the Cayman Islands.

Zika shows little impact on tourism

Zika-related travel warnings for tourists, like the one issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, show little impact on tourism, based on available data for other Caribbean Islands.

Heroes Day to honor tourism sector

Next year’s National Heroes Day will recognize the pioneers of Cayman’s tourism industry, the organizing committee announced Thursday.

Minister optimistic as port process drags

Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has predicted that a deal for new cruise piers will be signed before the next election, with the total cost coming in at less than $200 million – even after the design has been altered to reduce the environmental damage.

JOURNAL: Easing of US-Cuba relations could hit Caribbean tourism

Since the U.S. started loosening Cuba travel restrictions in January 2015, the opening up of Cuba to U.S. tourists spelled potentially bad news for other vacation destinations in the Caribbean.

Kimpton seeks staff as construction nears completion

As an expanded crew of around 700 construction workers races to finish the new Kimpton Seafire Resort, the hotel’s management team is ramping up its recruitment drive to find 400-plus staff to work in the new facility.

‘Thanks for the memories’

A couple who have been spending their vacations on Grand Cayman for 25 years were so saddened to hear of the upcoming closure of their favorite hotel that they threw a farewell party for all the staff.

Tourism chiefs mindful of Brexit impact on economy

Government is monitoring the potential impacts of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union on the Cayman Islands’ tourism industry, Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell said Monday.
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