Tag: Moses Kirkconnell

Visitor numbers remain strong on land and sea

Visitor numbers remain strong on land and sea

| 25/05/2018 | 0 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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Minister admits China Harbour cleared to bid on port

Minister admits China Harbour cleared to bid on port

| 14/03/2018 | 139 Comments
(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has admitted that China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) is one of nine potential bidders on the Grand Cayman cruise berthing project.  Speaking to a large crowd in West Bay at a public meeting about the proposed national tourism plan, the minister said t [...]

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CITA calls for change to booze and music laws

CITA calls for change to booze and music laws

| 22/02/2018 | 107 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association is asking government to change the laws relating to liquor licensing and music and dancing following the negative impact on the sector this New Year. The private sector body said it has had a series of meetings with Commerce Minister Joey Hew, other gov [...]

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Minister goes to Jam to fact find for new bureau

Minister goes to Jam to fact find for new bureau

| 05/02/2018 | 50 Comments
(CNS): Commerce Minister Joey Hew made a fact-finding trip to Jamaica recently to see what he could learn from the neighbouring country about trade and investment that might help inform the creation of a new entity that promotes business opportunities here. Hew said, “We are looking at different m [...]

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CITA keeps tourism ‘concerns’ under wraps

CITA keeps tourism ‘concerns’ under wraps

| 24/01/2018 | 55 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands Tourism Association directors met with government officials recently to talk about the “perspectives and concerns” of the tourism sector, according to a CITA release, though it did not detailed what those concerns are. CITA said its directors discussed “the ai [...]

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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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Conflicts emerge over cruise project

Conflicts emerge over cruise project

| 09/11/2017 | 57 Comments
(CNS): The tourism ministry’s chief officer outlined a precise timeline for the progress of the cruise berthing project when he answered questions in Finance Committee Wednesday. But conflicting messages from the premier on the unresolved talks with the cruise lines, which were revealed Friday [...]

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