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Complaints reveal chaos in bus sector

Complaints reveal chaos in bus sector

| 15/05/2018 | 104 Comments
(CNS): Documents released by the tourism ministry detailing hundreds of reported complaints made about bus and taxi drivers throughout 2017 paint a picture of chaos within the Cayman Islands Public Transport Unit. From drivers falling asleep at the wheel and crashing while carrying visitors to fight [...]

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Scientists: Tourism impacting climate change

Scientists: Tourism impacting climate change

| 07/05/2018 | 52 Comments
(CNS): Scientific researchers have found the the world-wide tourism sector is having a much greater impact on climate change than previously thought and, given the growth in global travel, things are set to get worse. Published Monday in the journal Nature, the results of the research found that it [...]

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Stay-over guests spend almost $½B in 2017

Stay-over guests spend almost $½B in 2017

| 25/04/2018 | 58 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Tourism has revealed that the more than 418,000 stay-over visitors who came to the Cayman Islands last year spent almost half a billion US dollars during their trips and contributed US$31.5 million to the public purse in room tax. The guests’ estimated spend of US$49 [...]

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Cruise ship crashes into dock in Roatan

Cruise ship crashes into dock in Roatan

| 11/04/2018 | 91 Comments
(CNS): A cruise ship crashed into a pier Tuesday, cutting a hole in the side of the vessel, which was attempting to dock in the port of Coxan Hole in Roatan. The MSC Armonia was supposed to pull up alongside the pier but instead the vessel appears to have arrived at speed and then ploughed [… [...]

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Airbnb to boost CaymanKind

Airbnb to boost CaymanKind

| 26/03/2018 | 60 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said that a deal with the international online home-sharing accommodation platform, Airbnb, will boost the concept of CaymanKind and help more Caymanians benefit from the growing tourism product, while ensuring local rentors are following [...]

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Land commission to deal with rogue beach vendors

Land commission to deal with rogue beach vendors

| 23/03/2018 | 94 Comments
(CNS): The Central Planning Authority (CPA) has approved plans for the redevelopment of the Seven Mile Public Beach by Dart. However, concerns about the behaviour of certain beach vendors and the dangers posed by some taxi drivers in the area were raised during Wednesday’s planning meeting, w [...]

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Visitor numbers still breaking records

Visitor numbers still breaking records

| 22/03/2018 | 48 Comments
(CNS): The continued growth and record-breaking figures for the Cayman Islands tourism industry showed no sign of dropping off in the statistics for arrivals in February released by the Department of Tourism. The month saw 40,020 visitors fly into Cayman, an increase of over 12.5% on the 2017 numbe [...]

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Immigration officials see tourism front-line

Immigration officials see tourism front-line

| 21/03/2018 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association organised a tour of Grand Cayman’s larger hotels for immigration officials, as part of ongoing efforts to share with government the challenges that the industry claims it is facing in recruiting staff. Officials said that CITA’s Human Resourc [...]

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CIG heading to Hong Kong innovation festival

CIG heading to Hong Kong innovation festival

| 16/03/2018 | 53 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has outlined the details of the trip to Hong Kong that he and several other ministers and Cayman Islands representatives from the private sector will be taking this weekend to attend the Festival of Innovation as part of the UK delegation. In a statement to the Legisl [...]

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Minister admits China Harbour cleared to bid on port

Minister admits China Harbour cleared to bid on port

| 14/03/2018 | 139 Comments
(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has admitted that China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) is one of nine potential bidders on the Grand Cayman cruise berthing project.  Speaking to a large crowd in West Bay at a public meeting about the proposed national tourism plan, the minister said t [...]

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MACI missing cruise business over marriage

MACI missing cruise business over marriage

| 28/02/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Cayman’s shipping registry is not attracting cruise lines because current local legislation prevents ships registered here from conducting on-board weddings elsewhere, the chief executive officer of the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands has said. During the previous administratio [...]

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