Tag: Department of Tourism

Cayman logs new record for stay-over guests

Cayman logs new record for stay-over guests

| 12/01/2018 | 88 Comments
(CNS): The number of people who visited the Cayman Islands in 2017 reached record highs, the tourism department confirmed Thursday as it released the complete arrival figures for 2017. For the first time in the islands’ tourism history the numbers broke through the 400,000 mark for people flyi [...]

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Tourism minister outlines record-breaking statistics

Tourism minister outlines record-breaking statistics

| 03/11/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell said he expects that more than 400,000 tourists will have visited the Cayman Islands by the end of this year, passing another record-breaking milestone and continuing the incredible successes in overnight tourism figures since he took over the ministry in 20 [...]

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DoT braces for impact of CDC warning

DoT braces for impact of CDC warning

| 13/08/2016 | 64 Comments
(CNS): Following a travel alert issued for the Cayman Islands by the Centre of Disease Control in Atlanta, after the jurisdiction confirmed two cases of local Zika transmission, the Department of Tourism (DoT) is braced for the potential impact on the local tourism industry. In a short statement rel [...]

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DoT goes back to basics with new TV campaign

DoT goes back to basics with new TV campaign

| 02/02/2016
(CNS Business): As many Americans sweep snow off their driveways, the Department of Tourism has launched a new television advertising campaign in the United States that goes back to promoting the basics of Cayman’s beautiful beaches and water. The brand image of ‘Caymankind’ has evolved in the [...]

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Plans revealed for runway extension

Plans revealed for runway extension

| 27/01/2016 | 72 Comments
(CNS): The tourism minister has revealed plans to begin extending the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport in incremental steps. Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Moses Kirkconnell said ministry officials were putting together a request for proposals for an engineering study on the costs a [...]

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DoT boss assures tourists Cayman is safe

DoT boss assures tourists Cayman is safe

| 13/01/2016 | 54 Comments
(CNS): Director of the Department of Tourism Rosa Harris  has issued a formal statement following the robbery of an elderly couple visiting their holiday home in North Side and their helper on Monday evening. “This unfortunate incident is contrary to the usual Caymankind experience of our va [...]

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Tourism on track for another record-breaking year

Tourism on track for another record-breaking year

| 07/01/2016
(CNS Business): The number of tourists visiting the Cayman Islands by air increased again in November, placing the destination on track for another record-breaking year for stay-over tourism. Despite a few dips in the summer months in 2015, the very marginal increase in November keeps the arrival fi [...]

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Tourism stands firm on B&B restrictions

Tourism stands firm on B&B restrictions

| 08/10/2015
(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands appear to have no plans to relax the licensing, inspection or tax rules for local people offering bed and breakfast accommodation to visitors in their own homes. In a short statement, Department of Tourism officials told CNS Business, “The Cayman Islands Touri [...]

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