Tag: Department of Tourism

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 Florida to [...]

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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 for [...]

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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 ev [...]

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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 arrival [...]

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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 fi [...]

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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 amnesty, [...]

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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 thi [...]

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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 Rob [...]

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Caymankind to be refreshed for summer

Caymankind to be refreshed for summer

| 15/05/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS Business): The Department of Tourism said when it comes to marketing the Cayman Islands as the perfect Caribbean getaway they want to “stand out from the crowds” and show visitors the islands are more than “just a lot of sand, sea and sun”. DoT officials said it’s time to update t [...]

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Tourist stats breaking records

Tourist stats breaking records

| 01/05/2015 | 3 Comments
(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands’ tourism industry continues to boom and break records. The Department of Tourism stated stay-over visitors numbers for the first quarter of 2015 are the best in recorded history for the Cayman Islands. The data shows the island welcomed 115,640 stay-over visitor [...]

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DoT highlights locally made souvenirs

DoT highlights locally made souvenirs

| 20/04/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism is putting the spotlight on local craftsmen who create authentic goods only found in Cayman. DoT officials said this is part of their push to offer the unique “Made in Cayman Islands” brand by promoting businesses that make items which re [...]

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Visitors rank Grand Cayman #3 in Caribbean

Visitors rank Grand Cayman #3 in Caribbean

| 09/04/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS Business): The people have spoken and now the popular search engine TripAdvisor has ranked the Cayman Islands in the top ten on three separate lists of the 2015 Travelers Choice Awards. Grand Cayman was third on the list of the “10 Best Islands in the Caribbean” in the 2015 Travelers Choic [...]

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DoT hires new PR companies

DoT hires new PR companies

| 09/04/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS Business): When it comes to marketing the Cayman Islands as the perfect Caribbean getaway, the Department of Tourism welcomes two new firms to represent the area and promote the “Caymankind experience” to US tourists. DoT officials said 20 agencies submitted proposals, and after a rigorous [...]

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Stay-over tourism numbers soar

Stay-over tourism numbers soar

| 31/03/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands continue the record-breaking trend into 2015 when it comes to stay-over guests on the islands. In what tourism officials are expecting to be the best year yet, so far the islands have welcomed a total of 70,164 people in air arrivals for the month of January and Fe [...]

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Cuba hot topic at Cayman’s tourism conflab in NY

Cuba hot topic at Cayman’s tourism conflab in NY

| 06/03/2015 | 2 Comments
(CNS Business): Emerging markets such as Latin America, Germany and China, as well as the USA’s relaxation on visitation to Cuba and its impact on the Caribbean marketplace were top areas of discussion this week, when the Ministry and Department of Tourism headed to the Big Apple to discuss [...]

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