Tag: Kenneth Bryan

British ambassador to succeed Roper

British ambassador to succeed Roper

| 09/12/2022 | 2 Comments

(CNS)): Jane Owen (59), a career diplomat, has been appointed as the Cayman Islands’ next governor when Martyn Roper leaves next year. Owen, who will be Cayman’s second woman in the job, will be coming from her current post as the British ambassador for Switzerland and the non-resident ambassador to the neighbouring principality of Liechtenstein. […]

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CAL breaks records as tourism numbers keep climbing

CAL breaks records as tourism numbers keep climbing

| 01/12/2022 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways Limited exceeded pre-pandemic numbers for both total passenger count and passenger revenue in October, setting new records for the national airline, a release from CAL stated. And according to Department of Tourism statistics, between 1 January and 30 September, a total of 180,624 visitors arrived in the Cayman Islands. With CAL alone […]

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Bryan proposes moving governor to take back beach

Bryan proposes moving governor to take back beach

| 23/11/2022 | 233 Comments

(CNS): As vendors, cruise ship passengers and local residents begin to clash over the use of Seven Mile Public Beach in the face of dwindling access, Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan has suggested that the official residence of the Cayman Islands governor should be moved so that this stretch of the beach can be reclaimed for […]

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Bryan hunting for overseas tourism investors

Bryan hunting for overseas tourism investors

| 16/11/2022 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan was on the road again last week, this time to the Dominican Republic for the Caribbean Hotel and Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS), where he was rubbing shoulders with regional and international investors, leading decision-makers, governmental representatives, developers, tourism officials, hotel brand executives and others in the hospitality sector, […]

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High hopes for visitor boost from CAL’s LAX route

High hopes for visitor boost from CAL’s LAX route

| 15/11/2022 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Both government and the private sector are pinning their hopes on the new Cayman Airways direct flight to Los Angeles to drive an increase in visitor numbers and a boost for tourism businesses as the sector moves into its first post-pandemic high season with fully open borders. Cayman neeeds to significantly increase arrivals after […]

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Beach replenishment could be a costly failure

Beach replenishment could be a costly failure

| 25/10/2022 | 117 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan has said that bringing in sand to replace the stretch of Seven Mile Beach that is being eroded could be a costly failure for the public purse. During the Cayman Islands Tourism Association meeting last week, the Marriott hotel’s general manager asked the minister what the government was doing about […]

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Cruise lines still refuse to tender mega-ships

Cruise lines still refuse to tender mega-ships

| 24/10/2022 | 91 Comments

(CNS): The number of cruise passengers expected to visit the Cayman Islands in future years is predicted to drop significantly, Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan said following recent meetings with the cruise lines. Without a cruise berthing facility in George Town, Carnival and Royal Caribbean are still refusing to tender their larger ships, and as they […]

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Bryan on the road, will be back for confidence votes

Bryan on the road, will be back for confidence votes

| 03/10/2022 | 117 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan will be travelling for much of October promoting this jurisdiction “in a bid to “enhance destination awareness and deliver wide-ranging media coverage for the Cayman Islands”. But the MP for George Town Central will be back on-island for Friday’s parliamentary meeting when the government is expected to deal with two no-confidence […]

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Bryan plans shake-up for regional tourism

Bryan plans shake-up for regional tourism

| 15/09/2022 | 104 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan said Thursday that now he has taken on the chairmanship of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, the issues on his agenda include the possible reduction of tourism taxes, the removal of travel visas and multi-destination tourism through better air connections across the Caribbean region. Bryan said that while the Cayman Islands’ […]

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Bryan voted in as CTO chairman unopposed

Bryan voted in as CTO chairman unopposed

| 14/09/2022 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan has been voted in as chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). The local minister was elected unopposed on Tuesday evening during the CTO Council of Ministers meeting at the regional tourism conference currently being hosted at the Ritz-Carlton. Bryan is the first CTO chairman from the Cayman […]

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July visitors reached over 60% of pre-pandemic year

July visitors reached over 60% of pre-pandemic year

| 13/09/2022 | 27 Comments

(CNS) The Cayman Islands welcomed 32,411 overnight visitors in July, which is 63% of the number in 2019, the record-breaking year before the COVID-19 pandemic closed local borders. Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan said that the original target for visitor numbers for the end of this year was 40% of the more than half a million […]

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