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Cayman tourism delegation at FCCA conference

Cayman tourism delegation at FCCA conference

| 25/10/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Senior government officials and tourism industry partners are attending the 24th annual Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Conference in Merida, Mexico. The delegation is showcasing attractions, culture and activities with a focus on the importance of cruise tourism and de [...]

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Retiring DoT officer honoured for service

Retiring DoT officer honoured for service

| 25/10/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): Alma McKenzie, senior tourism training and development officer for the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (DoT), has retired after 27 years of service which focused on the development of youth and infusion of tourism education into schools’ curriculums. To commemorate her legac [...]

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Grace Byers features in DoT ad campaign

Grace Byers features in DoT ad campaign

| 06/10/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): Cayman native Grace Byers, star of the hit television series, “Empire,” is appearing in a new print, online and digital ad campaign for the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (DoT). The ads, which will run through September 2018, promote Cayman as a romantic vacation destinat [...]

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Students network with tourism professionals

Students network with tourism professionals

| 09/08/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Ministry and Department of Tourism recently hosted its annual tourism scholar networking reception, bringing together past, current and new recipients of scholarships. Students and graduates interacted with a variety of tourism partners including the Cayman Islands Tourism Asso [...]

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Craft market vendors show PRIDE in their training

Craft market vendors show PRIDE in their training

| 28/07/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The vendors of the Cayman Craft Market recently received certificates for their PRIDE training, part of a number of changes the Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) is implementing to ensure the preservation and promotion of local arts and traditions at the George Town attraction. “Qua [...]

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Swim class teaches respect for the ocean

Swim class teaches respect for the ocean

| 11/07/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): A group of 10 Caymanian children is learning to swim and snorkel through the West Bay ECO Warriors programme hosted by a local hotel. The children, all between the ages of 8 and 10, meet every Thursday to learn skills taught through PADI swim school and the YMCA, the latter which s [...]

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Licensing for bed and breakfasts in Cayman

Licensing for bed and breakfasts in Cayman

| 06/07/2017 | 10 Comments
I would like to rent out my condo for part of the year using Airbnb. Are there any restrictions about this in the Cayman Islands? Auntie’s answer: Here’s the short and simple answer: Yes, there are restrictions. Without getting too complicated, I will try to give you a longer version of the answ [...]

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Tourism industry honoured at awards ceremony

Tourism industry honoured at awards ceremony

| 26/06/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) hosted the 14th annual Cayman Stingray Tourism Awards on 20 June 2017, with longtime dive operator Peter Milburn taking home the Lifetime Achievement Award. Held to recognise and honour people working in the hospitality and tourism indu [...]

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Southwest launches flights to Cayman

Southwest launches flights to Cayman

| 06/06/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Southwest Airlines began nonstop daily service from Ft Lauderdale to Grand Cayman with its inaugural flight Sunday, 4 June 2017. On hand to celebrate the departure were Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (DoT) officials, who threw a surprise gate party at the southern Florida air [...]

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Nominations open for tourism awards

Nominations open for tourism awards

| 09/05/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Nominations are open for the 14th annual Cayman Stingray Tourism Awards, which recognise high achievers working in the industry. The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) will be hosting the awards ceremony on Tuesday, 20 June 2017. “Once a year we get to recognise the true h [...]

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Tourism pioneers to be lauded

Tourism pioneers to be lauded

| 20/01/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands will honour pioneers in tourism at the annual National Heroes Day celebration, on Monday, 23 January at Heroes Square in George Town. “On this day, we will come together to pay tribute to the accomplishments and contributions of our tourism pioneers who helped [...]

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DoT targets millennials with trip for travel agents

DoT targets millennials with trip for travel agents

| 09/01/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): The Department of Tourism kicked off 2017 hosting a group of millennial-focused travel agents for a familiarisation trip to the Cayman Islands, part of Travel Agent magazine’s “30 Under 30” programme. Nominees for the initiative must be employed at any level as travel consult [...]

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Monina Thompson named new tourism ambassador

Monina Thompson named new tourism ambassador

| 02/12/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): John Gray High School student Monina Thompson debated her way to winning the Tourism Speak Off and becoming the 2016-17 tourism ambassador. The Ministry and Department of Tourism (DoT) and the Cayman Islands Tourism Association hosted the competition, held 29 November, which encour [...]

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Deadline nears to nominate tourism heroes

Deadline nears to nominate tourism heroes

| 23/09/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The nomination period for National Heroes Day 2017 is drawing to a close, with the public asked to submit names of tourism pioneers by 30 September. Leaders from the Ministries of Culture and Tourism are encouraging all community members to put forward names for consideration befor [...]

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CITA interns make the most of summer

CITA interns make the most of summer

| 09/09/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) hosted three interns this summer as part of its work with local schools and programmes to provide educational opportunities for students. CITA also provides information to those interested in the local tourism industry. The three young people gain [...]

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