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Tour company applies to put pontoon at Sandbar

Tour company applies to put pontoon at Sandbar

| 09/08/2018 | 100 Comments
(CNS): MarineLand Tours has made a coastal works application to install moorings to support a multi-level tourist pontoon just yards from the Sandbar in the North Sound. The application indicates that the owners want to create a tourist attraction in the area with water slides, snorkelling trips, an [...]

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Conservationists urge a stop to cruise project

Conservationists urge a stop to cruise project

| 03/08/2018 | 50 Comments
(CNS): Save Cayman, a local non-profit conservation group that raises awareness about the need for greater protection for the country’s fragile environment, is once again calling on government to stop the costly cruise berthing project. Government’s plans to construct two piers and expan [...]

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DoT signs $1m contract with creative agency

DoT signs $1m contract with creative agency

| 31/07/2018 | 55 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism has signed a contract worth almost US$1 million with a new branding and creative agency to help with advertising in the US market. Following a competitive tender, The Richards Group, which is based in Texas, won the bid to help the department continue [...]

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Visitor numbers jump another 20%

Visitor numbers jump another 20%

| 27/07/2018 | 53 Comments
(CNS): UPDATED WITH VIDEO – More than 1.3 million tourists have already visited the Cayman Islands this year, according to the latest statistics from the tourism department. The growth marks a more than 19.5% increase in numbers for both air arrivals and cruise passengers at the year’s h [...]

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DoE working on clearer rules for handling rays

DoE working on clearer rules for handling rays

| 20/07/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment is currently conducting research with stingray experts that can help them draw up clear and definitive guidelines on how the marine creatures can be safely handled. Following another flurry of posts on social media about the treatment of rays at Stingray City, an [...]

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CAL travellers to cough up for baggage

CAL travellers to cough up for baggage

| 02/07/2018
(CNS): Passengers flying coach with Cayman Airways can kiss good-bye to the days of free luggage as the airline has introduced a new baggage fee policy for international travellers. The baggage allowances and fees for domestic flights between Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac and Little Cayman will rema [...]

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Mandarin to manage proposed Beach Bay resort

Mandarin to manage proposed Beach Bay resort

| 27/06/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has said it will be managing the new resort in Beach Bay, Bodden Town, that has been in the works for years. A long-promised project at St James Point being developed by Melkonian Capital Management and RAL Development Services, the resort will include a 10 [...]

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Visitor numbers remain strong on land and sea

Visitor numbers remain strong on land and sea

| 25/05/2018 | 7 Comments
(CNS): As the tourism sector faces the start of the slow season, so far there has been no let-up in the continued growth in visitor numbers, both at the airport and the cruise terminals. The arrival of 39,057 visitors last month was just a 0.33% increase on April last year but despite the very smal [...]

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Complaints reveal chaos in bus sector

Complaints reveal chaos in bus sector

| 15/05/2018 | 105 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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