Tag: Moses Kirkconnell

CAL heads west with longest ever flight

CAL heads west with longest ever flight

| 27/08/2018 | 62 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Airways Ltd is adding Denver, Colorado, to its list of gateways as part of its partnership with the Department of Tourism to exploit markets in North America and continue growth in air arrivals to the Cayman Islands. The arrival later this year of the first of two Boeing 737 MAX 8 airc [...]

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Minister denies closed-door cruise port deals

Minister denies closed-door cruise port deals

| 03/08/2018 | 158 Comments
(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has denied that the controversial cruise berthing project, which is attracting increasing opposition, is being handled behind closed doors, despite the lack of information in the public domain and evidence of numerous closed-door meetings. In a statement re [...]

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Mandarin to manage proposed Beach Bay resort

Mandarin to manage proposed Beach Bay resort

| 27/06/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has said it will be managing the new resort in Beach Bay, Bodden Town, that has been in the works for years. A long-promised project at St James Point being developed by Melkonian Capital Management and RAL Development Services, the resort will include a 10 [...]

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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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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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