Residents get rate break on two attractions

| 02/05/2016
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(CNS): The Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) has amended the cost of admission to both Pedro St James and the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park as of Sunday, 1 May, with residents benefitting from lower rates. “We are very pleased to introduce the new reduced resident rate and believe that our community will appreciate it,” said Patrick Thompson, TAB financial controller and acting CEO.

“Pedro St James, the birthplace of democracy, and the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, which showcases the islands’ diverse flora and fauna, are very special to us all. These sites play a crucial role in ensuring the history and heritage of the Cayman Islands remain alive in our culture today.

“We want the community to be a part of our attractions as much as possible, and feel this is a great place to start.”

All residents of the Cayman Islands will now pay a reduced resident rate of $5 per adult, with children 12 and under and seniors (60 and older) admitted free. Residents must present a valid Cayman ID.

Regular admission rates will be raised slightly to $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-12, with children 5 and under admitted free.

Guided tours will also be available at $15 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 and under.

“The increase in regular admission rates was necessary in order to counter the effects of inflation over the years. Admission rates were last increased 10 years ago, so this increase is much needed for the attractions,” Thompson explained.

Guided tours will run daily at Pedro St James and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm at the Botanic Park. Both attractions are also available for weddings and private events.

Bookings can be made by emailing Pedro St James or calling 947-3329, and emailing the Botanic Park or calling 947-9462. 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Pedro St. James is the “birthplace of democracy”. What the hell?