Tag: Moses Kirkconnell

Cayman tourism to depend on rich for early recovery

Cayman tourism to depend on rich for early recovery

| 17/08/2020 | 174 Comments

(CNS): Visitors to the Cayman Islands in the near future can expect their trip here to be more expensive than ever, given the increase in the cost of flights, health protection measures and general operations. As a result, the destination will be dependent on vacationers with deep pockets and those looking for a safe, but […]

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Plan will ‘catapult’ Cayman back to tourism

Plan will ‘catapult’ Cayman back to tourism

| 23/07/2020 | 215 Comments

(CNS): The tourism ministry’s plan to rebuild the sector will depend on a number of variables, such as persuading high net worth individuals in the United Sates with cabin fever that Cayman is a healthy safe place to visit and investing in re-tooling workers and adapting businesses in the tourism sector. In a new report […]

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Bahamas shutting back down over COVID-19 spike

Bahamas shutting back down over COVID-19 spike

| 20/07/2020 | 199 Comments

(CNS): The Bahamas will close its borders this week for commercial flights from the United States and other countries, not including the United Kingdom, the European Union and Canada, due to a rise in COVID-19 cases, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has announced. The Bahamas opened to guests just three weeks ago but Minnis said […]

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Bio-buttons lead way on phased border opening

Bio-buttons lead way on phased border opening

| 17/07/2020 | 398 Comments

(CNS): Government will be depending on the use of bio-buttons or bio-stickers with GPS fencing (a location monitoring system) as it begins a six month phased reopening of the borders to air travellers in September. On Friday Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell revealed some of the ideas the ministry is considering to enable a slow 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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Tourism plan coming, claims minister

Tourism plan coming, claims minister

| 08/05/2020 | 149 Comments

(CNS): Cabinet will be issuing a formal order shortly that Cayman airports and ports will be closed until 31 August. But officials have all indicated this is unlikely to mean the borders will be opening the next day. At the press briefing on Thursday Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell failed to send a clear message to […]

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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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CIG denies clash with Carnival, as ships bypass Cayman

CIG denies clash with Carnival, as ships bypass Cayman

| 04/03/2020 | 70 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Tourism has offered no explanation as to why two Carnival ships bumped Grand Cayman off their itineraries this week. The Carnival Freedom, which carries around 3,000 passenger, was scheduled to arrive Thursday and the Carnival Horizon, which carries 4,000 passengers, should be calling today, Wednesday, but instead have been diverted to […]

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Cruise creates conflict in tourism plan

Cruise creates conflict in tourism plan

| 06/02/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The long awaited National Tourism Management Plan makes it clear that the Cayman Islands already has a very serious problem with cruise visitor congestion and its impact on the environment. But government’s solution is to build berthing facilities to grow the numbers, conflicting with the wider aims of this latest plan to improve and […]

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Visitor numbers reach historic highs

Visitor numbers reach historic highs

| 23/01/2020 | 48 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands welcomed 502,739 overnight guests last year, breaking the half a million milestone for the first time, making this an historic high for the sector. According to the Department of Tourism, the year’s total figure was an 8.6% increase on 2018, almost 40,000 more visitors and the tenth consecutive year of growth […]

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