Tag: Rosa Harris

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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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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2024 stay-over visitors still below 2019 record numbers

2024 stay-over visitors still below 2019 record numbers

| 29/04/2024 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Over 137,000 stay-over visitors arrived in the Cayman Islands between January and March of this year, which is the second-highest figure for the first quarter of any year since records began and a 13.4% increase over the 2023 figure. The numbers were boosted because Easter was in March this year, leading to a standout […]

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DoT shops for long-haul flights for new runway

DoT shops for long-haul flights for new runway

| 08/04/2024 | 120 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Director Rosa Harris led a delegation to the Routes Americas conference last month in Bogota, Colombia, where they met with representatives of airlines and airports operating in the Americas region to shop for long-haul carriers. The Cayman Islands Airports Authority currently has plans to expand all three airports, including a controversial proposal to […]

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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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CAL to increase Miami flights, DoT seeks new routes

CAL to increase Miami flights, DoT seeks new routes

| 15/12/2023 | 117 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Airways management team is planning to add more flights to Miami to meet demand, and the Department of Tourism is mulling new routes to the United States to attract new visitors from Kansas and Texas. As the parliament’s Finance Committee questioned CAL Executive Vice President Finance and Commercial Affairs Paul Tibbetts about […]

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Inflation boosts government’s tourism revenue

Inflation boosts government’s tourism revenue

| 24/07/2023 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The number of overnight guests visiting the Cayman Islands this year is now close to pre-pandemic levels, providing a welcome increase in government revenue, which has been boosted by inflation that has led to an increase in hotel room rates. Tourism Accommodation Taxes and Fees have already surpassed the annual budget forecast in the […]

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Benefits of new $76M airport project to ‘trickle down’

Benefits of new $76M airport project to ‘trickle down’

| 31/05/2023 | 201 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Island Government (CIG) has approved a $28 million expansion of the runway into the North Sound at Owen Roberts International Airport and a $42 million rebuild of the General Aviation Terminal for private jets. Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan said Tuesday that Cabinet had given the green light to four elements of the […]

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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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