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GT hotel proposal faces local opposition

GT hotel proposal faces local opposition

| 19/09/2017 | 26 Comments

(CNS Business): The proposed new hotel development at the Pageant Beach site in George Town will be going before the Central Planning Authority on Wednesday, but not everyone will be hoping the board gives the proposed project the nod. Despite enthusiastic support from government for the new hot [...]

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Airport says phases 2 and 3 will be complete by year-end

Airport says phases 2 and 3 will be complete by year-end

| 24/08/2017 | 6 Comments

(CNS Business): With work on phase one of the Owen Roberts International Airport expansion project complete, officials said this week that they are also on target to finish phases two and three before the end of 2017. The first phase included the development of the new baggage handling and scre [...]

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Air arrivals: the harsh reality

Air arrivals: the harsh reality

| 03/08/2017 | 32 Comments

A CNS reader writes: It’s a pity the Hon Minister wasn’t a bit more forthcoming with some of the arrival stats that don’t make quite such happy reading. UK arrivals – 6,808, down just under 10% on the first six months of 2016 and stuck at slightly below the same level they have been for t [...]

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Air arrivals heading for record-breaking year

Air arrivals heading for record-breaking year

| 02/08/2017 | 12 Comments

(CNS Business): As the tourism sector passes the halfway mark for 2017 government officials are confident that the Cayman Islands will enjoy another record-breaking year as a destination for overnight visitors. If the numbers continue Cayman can expect to see at least 400,000 guests this year. Fo [...]

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GT hotel projects begin planning process

GT hotel projects begin planning process

| 23/07/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS Business): Two new hotel development projects on the coastline along North Church Street in George Town have begun the planning process after one project was listed to be heard at this week’s Central Planning Authority meeting and developers for a second recently announced that they h [...]

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CITA calls for tourist cops

CITA calls for tourist cops

| 20/06/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association is calling for dedicated police officers who, like neighbourhood or community officers, would cover specific tourism zones to keep visitors safe and secure. The latest organisation to raise concerns about the recent crime spike, which has inc [...]

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April stayover guests soar to new high

April stayover guests soar to new high

| 17/05/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): The continued success story of overnight tourism reached record highs last month when a whopping 38,927 visitors flew into the Cayman Islands, largely from the United States. The figure represents the best air arrival statistics for April since the tourism department began keeping [...]

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Lawyers sue Ironwood developers for $95k debt

Lawyers sue Ironwood developers for $95k debt

| 14/03/2017 | 23 Comments

(CNS Business): The company that is planning a huge multi-million-dollar resort based around an Arnold Palmer golf course is being sued by a local law firm for an outstanding debt of around CI$95,000. Despite promoting plans for the proposed significant $300+ million development in Frank Sound, [...]

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Margaritaville Resort to open February

Margaritaville Resort to open February

| 19/01/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS Business): The new Margaritaville Beach Resort on the West Bay Road is almost ready to open, officials have revealed. The newly renovated hotel on the site of the old Treasure Island has begun taking reservations, ready to welcome guests at the beginning of next month in the first phase of [...]

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Southwest flights to Grand Cayman to begin in June

Southwest flights to Grand Cayman to begin in June

| 06/01/2017 | 13 Comments

(CNS Business): Southwest Airlines has filed an application with the US Department of Transportation to serve Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport daily from Fort Lauderdale beginning 4 June 2017, provided the service receives requisite governmental approvals. On the same date, th [...]

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Tourism challenges slow growth in sector

Tourism challenges slow growth in sector

| 21/12/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The spread of Zika virus in the region, the weakening of the British pound, terrorism attacks in Europe curtailing travellers and constraints on Cayman’s own room stock were just some of the challenges the tourism sector faced in 2016, but tourist arrivals still grew by around 2.5% nonet [...]

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Tourism heading for another great year for visitors

Tourism heading for another great year for visitors

| 15/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): At the end of September almost 300,000 overnight guests had already visited Cayman this year, setting the tourism sector on track for another great year. Last year was the best year since the Department of Tourism began keeping official records and this year is likely to come very [...]

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Dart hotel formally cleared to open

Dart hotel formally cleared to open

| 04/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The tourism minister handed over the hotel licence for the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa Friday, paving the way for the hotel’s official opening later this month. The first new hotel to open along Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach for more than a decade, it has 266 guest rooms and [...]

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Cayman hotel closure causes holiday blues for visitors

Cayman hotel closure causes holiday blues for visitors

| 31/10/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS Business): Families planning on visiting the Cayman Islands over the coming weeks and months say they cannot track down the owners or managers of the now bankrupt Riviera hotel in South Sound. Two UK-based families who were expecting to stay at The Riviera over Christmas told CNS Business t [...]

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Work steps up on airport expansion

Work steps up on airport expansion

| 23/09/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): Officials at Owen Roberts International Airport’s (ORIA) are warning passengers that work is stepping up at the facility on the renovation and expansion project. This means that travellers will see construction at both ends of the existing terminal over the next few weeks that w [...]

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