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Pirates plan raid on plastic

Pirates plan raid on plastic

| 10/10/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Pirates will be joining forces with a local NGO next month for a raid on plastic at Safehaven. The Pirates Week Festival announced this week that it has brought back the beach clean-up to this year’s festival and will be partnering with Plastic Free Cayman. Melanie McField, Pirates Week General Manager, said that anyone […]

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Cruise lines still polluting

Cruise lines still polluting

| 07/10/2019 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Environmental credentials claimed by the cruise lines partnering with the Verdant Isle group during their recent visit to the Cayman Islands rang hollow after a US federal judge said that Carnival Corporation was still not doing enough to fix the ocean pollution it caused. Activists campaigning against the cruise port that Verdant Isle has […]

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Cruise boss: Cayman tourism model outdated

Cruise boss: Cayman tourism model outdated

| 03/10/2019 | 98 Comments

(CNS): The president of Royal Caribbean Cruises has said the development of cruise berthing facilities in Grand Cayman would “open the door” of opportunity to modernise the tourism product the island offers, but it is not a solution to all of the problems. Micheal Bayley implied that the Cayman Islands was stuck with an old […]

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August visitors increase 10%

August visitors increase 10%

| 30/09/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The record-breaking tourism numbers continued this summer for overnight guests. After a great June and July, August completed the season with an increase of 9.99% on last year, making it the best August on record with 37,356 people staying overnight in Cayman. The total of overnight guests for the year is already at 369,650, […]

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Cayman attracts green tourism attention

Cayman attracts green tourism attention

| 18/09/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Efforts by the tourism industry and NGOs across Cayman are helping the destination earn a reputation for marine conservation. This jurisdiction has come top in several industry awards this year, including for eco-tourism. Despite government’s failure to implement enhanced marine park protections and its determination to build the controversial cruise dock, Cayman remains a […]

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Stay-over numbers climb ever higher

Stay-over numbers climb ever higher

| 10/09/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Following a record breaking June for stay-over numbers this year, July was also another stellar month for overnight guests visiting the Cayman Islands, according to statistics from the tourism department. The latest numbers show that 51,590 visitors stayed in Cayman in July, which was not only the highest number of guests for that month […]

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Minhaj uses comedy to count real cost of cruising

Minhaj uses comedy to count real cost of cruising

| 27/08/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman government prepares to do a deal over its proposed cruise berthing project with a conglomerate involving two of the world’s biggest cruise lines, comedian and host of the Netflix show, Patriot Act, Hasan Minhaj, used gags to illustrate some of the ways the cruise industry exploits workers, skimps on safety, and […]

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Pop-up bar appears set for big crowds

Pop-up bar appears set for big crowds

| 23/08/2019 | 89 Comments

(CNS): With what appears to be well over 250 sun loungers, dozens of picnic tables, cabanas and many other seating units, a new pop-up resort on Dart property along Seven Mile Beach seems set to cater to significant crowds. Located between the Dart family home and Royal Palms, Coral Beach is due to formally open […]

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Visitor badly bitten by barracuda at Sandbar

Visitor badly bitten by barracuda at Sandbar

| 17/07/2019 | 80 Comments

(CNS): A visitor to the Cayman Islands from the United States was badly bitten at the weekend by a barracuda at the Stingray City Sandbar. Some details of the incident were posted on social media by witnesses on the same boat, and Health City Cayman Islands confirmed to CNS on Wednesday that the victim was […]

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CITA denies airport concerns

CITA denies airport concerns

| 16/07/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association has accused CNS of misinterpreting a statement they sent to us after we put questions about the airport woes to the organisation, which is meant to represent the interests of the diverse range of businesses that make up the tourism industry. The president has said she believes her statement […]

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Dart gobbles up another 7MB property

Dart gobbles up another 7MB property

| 15/07/2019 | 157 Comments

(CNS): The Dart Group has acquired another beachfront property on Seven Mile Beach. According to a press release published on Dart’s website, the Cayman Islands’ largest investor has entered into a deal with Seven Mile Suites Ltd, which owned the Comfort Suites in the heart of Grand Cayman’s famous tourist district. The hotel is a […]

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