Tag: Department of Tourism

2020 arrivals off to flying start

2020 arrivals off to flying start

| 05/03/2020 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Following the most successful year in the history of Cayman Islands tourism last year, 2020 got off to a flying start, although this may be curtailed as the spread of coronavirus impacts the tourism and travel industries worldwide. January was another record breaking month for overnight guests, which follows 2019, a year that broke […]

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Plan warns climate change poses tourism risk

Plan warns climate change poses tourism risk

| 07/02/2020 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The National Tourism Management Plan (NTMP), which was unveiled by Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell last week, makes it clear that climate change poses a serious risk to the tourism sector. The NTMP, which is designed to guide tourism development until 2023, points to a list of things government needs to do to mitigate its […]

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Cruise creates conflict in tourism plan

Cruise creates conflict in tourism plan

| 06/02/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The long awaited National Tourism Management Plan makes it clear that the Cayman Islands already has a very serious problem with cruise visitor congestion and its impact on the environment. But government’s solution is to build berthing facilities to grow the numbers, conflicting with the wider aims of this latest plan to improve and […]

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Visitor numbers reach historic highs

Visitor numbers reach historic highs

| 23/01/2020 | 48 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands welcomed 502,739 overnight guests last year, breaking the half a million milestone for the first time, making this an historic high for the sector. According to the Department of Tourism, the year’s total figure was an 8.6% increase on 2018, almost 40,000 more visitors and the tenth consecutive year of growth […]

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October report shows 5.7% growth in air arrivals

October report shows 5.7% growth in air arrivals

| 22/11/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The sustained growth of overnight tourism in the Cayman Islands was reflected in the latest statistics released by the Department of Tourism. October, which used to be one of the slowest months in the year, attracted 23,798 guest this year, a record number and an increase on last year of 5.76%. This puts the […]

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Visitor numbers rising higher than ever

Visitor numbers rising higher than ever

| 03/06/2019 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Another record was smashed last month for Cayman’s overnight visitors with the best numbers during the month of April since records began. There were 46,079 visitors to Cayman, a near 18% increase on last year and the first time the destination welcomed over 40,000 stay-over visitors in the month of April. Cruise arrivals increased […]

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Tourist arrivals chalk up more records

Tourist arrivals chalk up more records

| 26/04/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Tourism has revealed yet another overnight arrivals record after 59,563 guests visited Cayman last month. Not only does that figure represent an increase of 8.37% over March last year, it is also the single largest number of stay-over visitors in any month in recorded history. The entire first quarter of this […]

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Air arrivals increase another 5.5%

Air arrivals increase another 5.5%

| 04/03/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The story of overnight visitors closed anther successful chapter in January with numbers continuing to grow. The Department of Tourism said that air arrivals grew in the first month of the year by more than 5.5%, with more than 41,000 people coming to stay in the Cayman Islands. The increase led to the best […]

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Overnight guests still soaring to new heights

Overnight guests still soaring to new heights

| 28/12/2018 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Tourism’s final release of statistics this year has revealed that in the first eleven months of 2018, almost 411,000 stay-over tourists visited the Cayman Islands, an increase of more than 11.2% over 2017, which was itself a record-breaking year. In 2017 a total of 418,403 stay-over visitors arrived. At the end of […]

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Stay-over guest spend grows as cruise cash falls

Stay-over guest spend grows as cruise cash falls

| 19/11/2018 | 58 Comments

(CNS): The tourism minister has revealed more information that demonstrates the increasing value to the economy of overnight tourism, contrasting with a drop in the value of cruise visitors. In a statement to the Legislative Assembly on Friday about the continued record-breaking visitor arrival numbers at both the port and the airport, Moses Kirkconnell said […]

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More visitor growth needed to fill future rooms

More visitor growth needed to fill future rooms

| 28/08/2018 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell said Monday that room-stock in the Cayman Islands is likely to grow by around 20% over the next three years, which will require more record-breaking stay-over tourism growth. A recently published mid-year report examining visitor numbers to the Caribbean identified stay-over tourism growth in the Cayman Islands as the highest in […]

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