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Cayman Turtle Centre reopening this weekend

Cayman Turtle Centre reopening this weekend

| 03/07/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Everyone on Grand Cayman can enjoy a visit to the Cayman Turtle Conservation and Education Centre from this weekend without the throng of tourists and for a special low entry fee. But visitors are required to bring face-masks, which they will be asked to wear in indoor areas. The CTC closed its […]

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Craft Market celebrates 19 years

Craft Market celebrates 19 years

| 01/10/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Craft Market celebrated its 19-year anniversary last month, having first been established in 2000 at the old Almond Tree Restaurant site (on North Church Street). The Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) acquired the Market in 2005 and shortly afterwards it was relocated to its current South Church Street location only five […]

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Tourism Attraction Board staff honoured

Tourism Attraction Board staff honoured

| 11/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Two Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) employees were recently recognised for their long service at the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) Stingray Tourism Awards. Stacy Hurlston and James “Hal” Miller, tour guides at the Pedro St James National Historic Site and Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, respectively, were both honoured with a Diamond […]

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New name for Caribbean education charity

New name for Caribbean education charity

| 18/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Caribbean Foundation, originally launched in 1989, has been officially renamed the CTO Scholarship Foundation to clarify the organisation’s purpose and enable the public to understand its goals. Sylma Brown, director CTO-USA and foundation treasurer, explained its aim is to “provide scholarships to Caribbean nationals who are seeking to advance themselves in […]

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New record for Stingray Tourism Awards nominations

New record for Stingray Tourism Awards nominations

| 17/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) has received the highest number of nominations ever for the 16th annual Stingray Tourism Awards, with 88 names submitted in the various categories. Award winners will be announced at a ceremony slated for 23 July and themed “Celebrating the Magic of Tourism”.

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UCCI students take second place at tourism competition

UCCI students take second place at tourism competition

| 13/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Students from the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI), earned second place in the annual Caribbean Student Colloquium held in New York. The team tied for second with the University of the West Indies Mona Campus team at the colloquium, which was part of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Caribbean Week […]

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Cayman tourism officials receive awards

Cayman tourism officials receive awards

| 12/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s minister and director of tourism have both recently received awards at separate events in New York. Tourism minister Moses Kirkconnell accepted the Caribbean Journal Travellers’ Choice award which named Cayman Airways the best airline in the Caribbean. Harris received the Jerry Award from the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) for “her passion […]

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Rosa Harris to receive tourism award

Rosa Harris to receive tourism award

| 06/05/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Islands Director of Tourism Rosa Harris has been named one of the six recipients of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) allied member awards. She will join other honourees at the Travel Industry Awards dinner set for Thursday, 6 June, in New York.

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Nominations open for Stingray awards

Nominations open for Stingray awards

| 23/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) is accepting nominations for the annual Stingray Tourism Awards, which recognise outstanding members of the tourism industry in a variety of categories. The theme for this year’s event is “The Magic of Tourism” in a nod to the collaborative efforts made to ensure a special stay for […]

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Travellers enticed to ‘Dream in Cayman’

Travellers enticed to ‘Dream in Cayman’

| 08/03/2019 | 14 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Department of Tourism (DoT) is inviting visitors to ‘Dream in Cayman’ with the launch of a new advertising campaign featuring artful images highlighting the natural beauty of the islands. The idea is to set Cayman apart from the “sea of sameness” found in advertisements for other beach destinations, said the DoT.

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Cayman named best Caribbean island

Cayman named best Caribbean island

| 08/01/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands has been ranked first in the Caribbean Journal’s roundup of “The 19 Best Caribbean Islands to Visit in 2019”. The destination’s sophistication, infrastructure and “unparalleled comfort and ease” were heralded as the determining factors for recognition, stated a Cayman Islands Department of Tourism press release.

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New tourism ambassador named

New tourism ambassador named

| 06/11/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life):  Leanna Allen, a student of Clifton Hunter High School, earned the title of Tourism Ambassador at the annual Tourism Speak-Off held Friday, 2 November. Allen will represent the Cayman Islands throughout 2019 at various tourism events locally and at select international forums.

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Eric Bergstrom (14 October 1933-13 October 2018)

Eric Bergstrom (14 October 1933-13 October 2018)

| 15/10/2018 | 0 Comments

Obituary: The family of tourism pioneer Eric Bergstrom announces his sudden passing, Saturday, 13 October at his home in Pompano Beach, Florida. Mr Bergstrom would have turned 85 on 14 October.

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DoT launches new website

DoT launches new website

| 21/08/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): As part of a campaign to publicise information on the Department of Tourism’s (DoT) global marketing efforts, the DoT has launched a dedicated website, www.OurCayman.ky. The DoT says the aim to use the site to ensure that the community is aware of the work done around the globe to market the Cayman […]

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Stingray awards honour tourism industry

Stingray awards honour tourism industry

| 25/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) held its 15th annual Stingray Tourism Awards on 17 July, recognising Nancy Easterbrook with a lifetime achievement honour for her contributions to the local dive industry. Other awards presented on the night included rising star, as well as manager and employee of the year in various […]

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New look for Craft Market

New look for Craft Market

| 13/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): On the day marking the 18th anniversary of the opening of the Cayman Craft Market, including 13 years at its current location on South Church Street, the attraction unveiled a new look. Local vendors, as well as members of the Tourism Attraction Board (TAB), which runs the market, and Department and Ministry […]

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CITA names Stingray Tourism Awards nominees

CITA names Stingray Tourism Awards nominees

| 10/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Nominations have been announced for the Cayman Stingray Tourism Awards, organised by the Cayman Islands Tourism Association [CITA], which will take place 17 July and are now in their15th year. The winners of employee and manager of the year for each sector, along with the Diamond and Rising Star awards will receive […]

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Cayman students place 2nd at tourism competition

Cayman students place 2nd at tourism competition

| 21/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Students from the Cayman Islands School of Hospitality Studies (SHS) earned second place in the annual Caribbean Student Colloquium as part of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Caribbean Week events earlier this month in New York. SHS students submitted a business proposal for a sustainable Caymanian-themed village called Cocoplum.

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