Tag: Department of Tourism

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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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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Airbnb to boost CaymanKind

Airbnb to boost CaymanKind

| 26/03/2018 | 60 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said that a deal with the international online home-sharing accommodation platform, Airbnb, will boost the concept of CaymanKind and help more Caymanians benefit from the growing tourism product, while ensuring local rentors are following [...]

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Visitor numbers still breaking records

Visitor numbers still breaking records

| 22/03/2018 | 48 Comments
(CNS): The continued growth and record-breaking figures for the Cayman Islands tourism industry showed no sign of dropping off in the statistics for arrivals in February released by the Department of Tourism. The month saw 40,020 visitors fly into Cayman, an increase of over 12.5% on the 2017 numbe [...]

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West Bayers call for Caymanianization of tourism

West Bayers call for Caymanianization of tourism

| 15/03/2018 | 170 Comments
(CNS): The people of West Bay have made it very clear to Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell that they believe the key to a successful national tourism plan for the Cayman Islands would be to promote and protect locals in the sector and stop the marginalization of Caymanians currently working in the [...]

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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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