Tag: Department of Tourism

DoT launches wedding magazine

DoT launches wedding magazine

| 17/07/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (DoT), in partnership with a US publisher, has released the first issue of a glossy magazine devoted to all things wedding-related in Cayman. Cayman Vows was launched in both print and digital versions on 11 July, with 40,000 copies dest [...]

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Cayman cuisine offered online in US

Cayman cuisine offered online in US

| 15/06/2017 | 10 Comments

(CNS Business): Foodies across the US can now cook with a Cayman flavour thanks to a partnership between the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (DoT) and Chef’d, a fresh ingredient, meal-kit delivery service. This collaboration marks the first travel and tourism partner for Chef’d, which w [...]

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DoT offers hurricane guarantee to visitors

DoT offers hurricane guarantee to visitors

| 05/06/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): Visitors to the Cayman Islands this summer are being offered a Worry Free Hurricane Guarantee by the Department of Tourism. Tourists are being promised compensation if they book a vacation to the islands but have to cancel because of stormy weather. “As soon as a hurrica [...]

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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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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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DoT pays consultants $68K to make new plan

DoT pays consultants $68K to make new plan

| 18/10/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): The Department of Tourism has turned to a Washington-based consultant company to deliver a new National Tourism Plan for the Cayman Islands that officials say will chart a sustainable course for the sector over the next five years. The contract worth CI$67,937.52 was awarded to So [...]

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Stay-over visitors in spending bonanza

Stay-over visitors in spending bonanza

| 21/07/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): Overnight visitors to the Cayman Islands fell by 1.4% in the first half of 2016 when compared to the year before but the slight drop in numbers on 2015, which was a record-breaking year for tourism, is not having an adverse effect on the bottom line. Tourism officials said that v [...]

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DoT upbeat about Cuba’s burgeoning tourism

DoT upbeat about Cuba’s burgeoning tourism

| 15/06/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Tourism to Cuba was boosted last week with the announcement of two major developments: there will be a resumption, after more than 50 years, of commercial flights to the island from the US before the end of the year, and a new Miami-based cruise line is planning trips from Florid [...]

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Over-development undermining tourism

Over-development undermining tourism

| 01/06/2016 | 26 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands tourism industry is at a crossroads and officials are worried that the quality of the experience for visitors is deteriorating due to the success of the sector, the number of visitors and the pace of development, especially around Seven Mile Beach. In a request [...]

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DoT goes back to basics with new TV campaign

DoT goes back to basics with new TV campaign

| 02/02/2016 | 22 Comments

(CNS Business): As many Americans sweep snow off their driveways, the Department of Tourism has launched a new television advertising campaign in the United States that goes back to promoting the basics of Cayman’s beautiful beaches and water. The brand image of ‘Caymankind’ has [...]

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Arrivals soar to new record highs

Arrivals soar to new record highs

| 13/01/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Over 2.1 million visitors arrived in Cayman during 2015, making it, as expected, another record-breaking year. Both cruise and air arrivals were up during the last twelve months, with 385,379 total air arrivals, a marginal 0.67% increase over 2014. However, this was not only the most arr [...]

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Tourism on track for another record-breaking year

Tourism on track for another record-breaking year

| 07/01/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS Business): The number of tourists visiting the Cayman Islands by air increased again in November, placing the destination on track for another record-breaking year for stay-over tourism. Despite a few dips in the summer months in 2015, the very marginal increase in November keeps the arrival [...]

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B&B hosts to face daily fines after amnesty

B&B hosts to face daily fines after amnesty

| 13/10/2015 | 24 Comments

(CNS Business): Unlicensed property owners subletting guest rooms, apartments or houses to tourists have been given until the end of the year to comply with the licensing and fee regime before government begins issuing daily $100 fines, officials from the Hotel Licensing Board have said. An amnes [...]

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Half year figures confirm tourist sector growth

Half year figures confirm tourist sector growth

| 25/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The number of visitors to the Cayman Islands on overnight trips and on cruise ships is still rising, according to the half-year figures recently released by the Department of Tourism. As Cayman faces the controversial decision about cruise piers in George Town, figures for cruise arrivals [...]

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Cruise numbers jump despite no dock

Cruise numbers jump despite no dock

| 16/06/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS Business): Despite having an airport that is prone to overcrowding, air arrival numbers in the Cayman Islands continue to creep up, while the lack of a modern cruise ship terminal is not, apparently, stopping visitors from cruising their way to the islands. As the redevelopment of Owen [...]

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