Tag: Moses Kirkconnell

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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CAL increases flights to Sister Islands

CAL increases flights to Sister Islands

| 27/03/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): Cayman Airways said that there has been an increased demand for seats on flights to the Sister Island, so Cayman Airways Express has added a new flight rotation between Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman with its Saab 340 B+ aircraft six days a week. On Tuesday 4 April the National Flag [...]

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CAL flying twice weekly to Roatan

CAL flying twice weekly to Roatan

| 24/01/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS Business): Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) has announced the start of a new twice-weekly service between Grand Cayman and Roatan (RTB) in March. The new Boeing 737 nonstop flights will be in addition to the existing year-round flights to La Ceiba. CAL’s board chair, Phillip Rankin CPA, sa [...]

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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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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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CIG’s Honduras day-trip paves way for deals

CIG’s Honduras day-trip paves way for deals

| 19/08/2016 | 15 Comments

(CNS Business): The government is hoping Honduras could serve as a new source of imports for the Cayman Islands and a new gateway for Cayman Airways. On a day trip to Roatan on Tuesday, the premier led a delegation to discuss future trade deals between the Central American country and Cayman. Al [...]

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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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Brexit impact is unpredictable, says tourism minister

Brexit impact is unpredictable, says tourism minister

| 27/06/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said it is too early to say how Britain’s exit from the European Union will impact the Cayman Islands’ tourism statistics, which after years of continuing growth are showing signs of decline due to the Zika outbreak. He said the [...]

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CAL to begin phased replacement of fleet

CAL to begin phased replacement of fleet

| 13/04/2016 | 59 Comments

(CNS Business): Government has confirmed its approval of plans by Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) to begin phasing in a brand new fleet of modern aircraft to meet the expected growth in tourism. The national flag carrier is about to begin the tendering process to lease four new 737-8Max aircraft to [...]

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Tourism minister minimises room loss news

Tourism minister minimises room loss news

| 17/03/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): Cayman’s tourism minister minimised the loss of 53 rooms in the heart of Seven Mile Beach, as he reacted to the closure of the Beach Suites, as well as the sale of that property and the related former Hyatt site to Dart Realty (Cayman). Although Dart has no immediate pla [...]

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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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