Tag: Department of Tourism

Video COVID-19 LFTs OKed for visitors

Video COVID-19 LFTs OKed for visitors

| 13/01/2022 | 71 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Tourism has approved a video-based technology to enable visitors struggling to access COVID-19 tests prior to travel to take a lateral flow test via a confirmed video observation through AZOVA Inc, a certified video proctoring service, after downloading the app. The latest entry protocols require inbound travellers to have a negative […]

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DoT to spend $40M promoting Cayman

DoT to spend $40M promoting Cayman

| 08/12/2021 | 159 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Tourism will be spending close to CI$40 million over the next two years in an effort to attract back the more than half a million stay-over guests that were visiting the Cayman Islands before the COVID-19 pandemic struck and the tourism sector collapsed.

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Travellers not allowed to do own lateral flow tests

Travellers not allowed to do own lateral flow tests

| 18/11/2021 | 223 Comments

(CNS): Fully vaccinated visitors and returning residents who want to avoid quarantine as the Cayman Islands transitions into Phase 4 of the border reopening plan will not be doing their own lateral flow tests for SARS-CoV-2. Instead travellers will be required to take the three rapid tests during their first ten days after arrival with […]

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Tourism audit to assess labour needs and skills

Tourism audit to assess labour needs and skills

| 28/10/2021 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism is taking part in a Caribbean-wide online survey on labour needs and skills in the tourism market. The Regional Human Resources Development Knowledge and Skills Audit for the Tourism Industry has been commissioned by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and funded by the Caribbean Development Bank. The survey […]

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Ministers press tourism sector over local jobs

Ministers press tourism sector over local jobs

| 18/05/2021 | 185 Comments

(CNS): The new tourism minister, Kenneth Bryan, and his Cabinet colleague Chris Saunders, the new minister for labour, are publicly pressing leaders of the tourism industry to use the pandemic as an opportunity to change the low numbers of locals employed in the sector and reintegrate Caymanians into an industry that was once a popular […]

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Three Global Citizens now in the Cayman Islands

Three Global Citizens now in the Cayman Islands

| 09/12/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Government’s plan to attract wealthy people who are able to work or run their overseas businesses from this jurisdiction virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be gaining traction. Officials said there are now 60 applications being processed under the Global Citizen Concierge Programme, 22 of them have been approved. Three applicants and their […]

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Global Citizen launch conflicts with travel rules

Global Citizen launch conflicts with travel rules

| 22/10/2020 | 60 Comments

(CNS): The Global Citizen initiative to woo rich, working visitors for a two-year stay was formally launched yesterday, but it seems the programme is in conflict with the current inbound travel rules. The categories of people who may enter the Cayman Islands are still restricted to Caymanians, residents, workers, students, property owners and relatives, and […]

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Only 1/4 of tourism jobless register with ministry

Only 1/4 of tourism jobless register with ministry

| 05/06/2020 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Only 1,000 Caymanians who lost their jobs in tourism have registered with the ministry so far. As a result, the deadline has been extended until Sunday night to give people more time to register their situation so government can plan how it will help those displaced by the COVID-19 shutdown. According to numbers promoted […]

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Moses grapples with tourism rebuild

Moses grapples with tourism rebuild

| 02/06/2020 | 122 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said that his ministry is now working on a three-year plan to rebuild Cayman’s tourism sector after the devastating blow delivered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The domestic market is likely to be the only source of income for the hospitality industry for the remainder of this year, but Kirkconnell […]

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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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