Tag: Department of Tourism

CAL adds more flights before airports shut down

CAL adds more flights before airports shut down

| 02/07/2024 | 13 Comments

(CNS): With Cayman now under an official hurricane warning, Cayman Airways will operate additional evacuation flights to help evacuate visitors and residents who wish to leave before Hurricane Beryl arrives. CAL will run two flights to Miami on Tuesday night and five more on Wednesday morning.

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Stay-over visitors increase but still short of 2019 highs

Stay-over visitors increase but still short of 2019 highs

| 30/06/2024 | 7 Comments

(CNS): At the end of May this year, the Cayman Islands had welcomed 209,135 stay-over visitors, which is around 90% of the headcount during the same period in 2019, the last year before the global tourist market was struck by the global COVID pandemic. Officials from the Department of Tourism said that there has been […]

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Where are our priorities?

Where are our priorities?

| 25/06/2024 | 36 Comments

MDR writes: The decision by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism to award a US$12.3 million contract to an overseas company to create a global brand to market the Cayman Islands as a luxury destination has raised significant concerns. This move comes at a time when the cost of living in the Cayman Islands is […]

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DoT defends $12.3M PR and ad agency deals

DoT defends $12.3M PR and ad agency deals

| 21/06/2024 | 44 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Tourism has defended the decision to sign contracts, collectively worth $12.3 million, with a public relations firm and an advertising agency, a move that led to considerable public comment. The two deals cover a five-year period and will promote the destination in North America and around the world. The DoT noted […]

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DoT footing bill for influencer’s pre-wedding parties

DoT footing bill for influencer’s pre-wedding parties

| 19/06/2024 | 111 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Tourism has declined to answer questions from Cayman News Service about how much it is spending on footing the bill for a TikTok influencer’s bachelorette party as well as the bachelor party for her husband-to-be in the Cayman Islands. Responding to questions from CNS about the decision to give the free […]

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DoT cuts deals worth $12.3M with US agencies

DoT cuts deals worth $12.3M with US agencies

| 14/06/2024 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Following a competitive, multi-month procurement process, the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (DoT) has cut deals with two agencies based in the United States to take on promotional work and the creation of campaigns for the next five years. The two contracts are worth over CI$12.3 million to showcase this destination and attract more […]

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New hotel brings room stock up to record high

New hotel brings room stock up to record high

| 14/05/2024 | 101 Comments

(CNS): With the completion of the Dart Group’s latest resort, the Cayman Islands now has a record number of rooms available for visitors in hotels, condos, apartments and Airbnb-type units. Hotel Indigo Grand Cayman is expected to welcome its first guests in the coming weeks, bringing the room stock across all three islands to 8,022, […]

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American Airlines plans daily Dallas-Cayman route

American Airlines plans daily Dallas-Cayman route

| 02/04/2024 | 21 Comments

(CNS): As the tourism sector continues its post-pandemic recovery, American Airlines has announced it will launch a non-stop service between Dallas Fort Worth and Grand Cayman at the end of the year. The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism issued a release saying that it was working closely with the airline to promote the seasonal route, […]

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Guest numbers climb toward pre-pandemic levels

Guest numbers climb toward pre-pandemic levels

| 02/01/2024 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Overnight guest arrivals in November 2023 reached 93% of the numbers for the same month in 2019, the last year before the Cayman Islands Government shut the borders to protect the country from COVID-19, according to Department of Tourism statistics. However, the pace of return was impacted by the borders here remaining closed longer […]

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DoT drip feed disclosure unacceptable, says Ombudsman

DoT drip feed disclosure unacceptable, says Ombudsman

| 18/09/2023 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) has ordered the Department of Tourism to release details of the partnerships and sponsorship agreements it made with various overseas entities to promote the Cayman Islands to potential visitors between 2020 and 2022. More than 18 months after a local reporter made an FOI request for the records, […]

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Three local women take up senior jobs at DoT

Three local women take up senior jobs at DoT

| 21/02/2023 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism has hired three Caymanian women to work in various management positions. Marzeta Bodden has been appointed as the deputy director for Tourism Product Development, Lauren Brook as the manager for Global Public Relations Services, and Tristaca Ebanks as manager of National Promotions and Events. 

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