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Bryan on the road, will be back for confidence votes

Bryan on the road, will be back for confidence votes

| 03/10/2022 | 89 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan will be travelling for much of October promoting this jurisdiction “in a bid to “enhance destination awareness and deliver wide-ranging media coverage for the Cayman Islands”. But the MP for George Town Central will be back on-island for Friday’s parliamentary meeting when the government is expected to deal with two no-confidence […]

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Bryan plans shake-up for regional tourism

Bryan plans shake-up for regional tourism

| 15/09/2022 | 104 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan said Thursday that now he has taken on the chairmanship of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, the issues on his agenda include the possible reduction of tourism taxes, the removal of travel visas and multi-destination tourism through better air connections across the Caribbean region. Bryan said that while the Cayman Islands’ […]

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Bryan voted in as CTO chairman unopposed

Bryan voted in as CTO chairman unopposed

| 14/09/2022 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan has been voted in as chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). The local minister was elected unopposed on Tuesday evening during the CTO Council of Ministers meeting at the regional tourism conference currently being hosted at the Ritz-Carlton. Bryan is the first CTO chairman from the Cayman […]

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July visitors reached over 60% of pre-pandemic year

July visitors reached over 60% of pre-pandemic year

| 13/09/2022 | 27 Comments

(CNS) The Cayman Islands welcomed 32,411 overnight visitors in July, which is 63% of the number in 2019, the record-breaking year before the COVID-19 pandemic closed local borders. Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan said that the original target for visitor numbers for the end of this year was 40% of the more than half a million […]

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Bryan ‘disappointed’ as CAL chairman left too soon

Bryan ‘disappointed’ as CAL chairman left too soon

| 01/09/2022 | 109 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan has said he was disappointed that Jude Scott, who recently resigned as chairman of Cayman Airways, “abandoned ship when he did” because he had “jumped the gun a little” since the concerns he raised in his resignation letter have largely already been addressed. Bryan said that Cabinet has approved the […]

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Minister accused of ‘dodging’ CAL chairman

Minister accused of ‘dodging’ CAL chairman

| 30/08/2022 | 224 Comments

(CNS): In his resignation letter from the position of board chairman of Cayman Airways, Jude Scott accused Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan of avoiding him, instructing other directors without his knowledge and ignoring a number of critical and pressing issues relating to the future of the flag carrier while pursuing other policies that could be devastating […]

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Scott resigns from CAL amid alleged policy concerns

Scott resigns from CAL amid alleged policy concerns

| 25/08/2022 | 137 Comments

(CNS): Jude Scott, who was appointed as chairman of the Cayman Airways Board of Directors less than a year ago, has resigned from the job due to a conflict with the Ministry of Tourism and Transport, CNS has been told by sources involved in the matter. The ministry confirmed Scott’s resignation on Wednesday but gave […]

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Minister walks back plan to cut cruise numbers

Minister walks back plan to cut cruise numbers

| 23/08/2022 | 164 Comments

(CNS): The focus of the PACT Government’s cruise policy may have shifted away from cutting back on the number of cruise visitors that were coming to the Cayman Islands by the end of 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic closed the borders. Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan said Friday that he wants to spread guests around the […]

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Airlift predicted to increase for 2022 high season

Airlift predicted to increase for 2022 high season

| 19/08/2022 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands is expected to see a 1% increase in its airlift capacity during the last quarter of this year when compared to the last quarter of 2019, which was the last high season period before the COVID pandemic decimated the tourism sector. Officials at the Department of Tourism said in a press […]

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Tourism minister revives floating cruise pier idea

Tourism minister revives floating cruise pier idea

| 18/08/2022 | 161 Comments

(CNS): Following a recent visit to Jamaica, Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan wants to look at the viability of a “floating dock” in the George Town Harbour, reviving an idea that was raised and rejected as an alternative to the previous administration’s controversial proposal for cruise berthing facilities. While the PACT Government has made a commitment […]

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CDC ditches COVID rules for all cruise ships

CDC ditches COVID rules for all cruise ships

| 26/07/2022 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lifted its COVID-19 voluntary restriction programme for cruise ships, ending all official controls in relation to the virus. The CDC will continue to publish guidance to help ships provide a safe and healthy environment for passengers and crew, but requirements for masks, testing and vaccinations have […]

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