Sunday, July 7, 2019

The promise of medical tourism in the Caribbean

Medical tourism is the talk of the region. Resulting actions may ensue.

Cruising to Cayman: Making way for super ships

 The Cayman Islands and the Caribbean cruise industry have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship for many years. Currently, three business-related themes are converging that could strengthen this alliance substantially in the coming years: 

 

Caribbean focus on medical tourism could drive growth

Dr. Chandy Abraham of Health City Cayman Islands was among the speakers at the 2014 World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress in Washington, D.C., last month.

Economic Forum highlights concerns over cruise pier project

Regular readers of the Cayman Compass and other local media are surely used to seeing headlines over the years such as “Cruise dock deal on track,” “Government gives green light to George Town cruise dock,” and “Government plans to go ahead with cruise dock.”

Manning conquers Everest

Climber Guy Manning crossed Mount Everest off his list of seven mountain summits he plans to climb.

Ron Kipp: Out of the water

Dive legend Ron Kipp, author of a new book about his experiences, tells his story to the Journal.

Delving into the dive industry numbers

Spectacular coral reefs teeming with diverse sea life make the Cayman Islands a mecca for divers. But some wonder whether the industry gets its due when it comes to luring tourists.

Optimism over tourism development boom

Developers are confident that the diversity of new hotel projects, in various stages of development, will bring new tourists to the Cayman Islands.

Tourism looks for big 2016 spend, but sees security concerns

The general mood related to tourism is upbeat and the statistics support it: arrivals are rising, construction is proceeding, employment is set to expand, and while economic recovery feels wobbly, optimism is guarded and hope springs.

The filming of Cayman

Since the Cayman Islands Film Commission was set up many films have been shot here.

Women make headway in maritime industry

As the newest addition to the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association, the Cayman Islands chapter received a warm welcome at WISTA’s general meeting and conference in Limassol, Cyprus.

Tangled bankruptcy further delays Bahamas resort

Baha Mar, a planned $3.5 billion tropical symbol of the good life, has devolved amid a tangle of international legal controversy, financial mismanagement and broken pride.

Business targets lionfish invasion

A Chicago couple are launching the Caribbean’s first commercial fishery targeting lionfish – a venture that, if successful, could turn the tide in the Atlantic-wide battle against the voracious, invasive predator.

Falling oil price won’t bring much cheaper travel fares

Whether the lower oil prices will also translate into cheaper air and cruise fares for passengers is far from clear.

Alaskan cruise of a lifetıme

If you're interested in taking an Alaskan cruise, you should read this before you go.

New Chinese mega-resort in Bahamas points way to future

The tourism industry of an island nation near Cuba and only a short flight from the United States is about to make worldwide news with the opening of a $3.5 billion seaside gambling resort ...

 

Caymanian Ken Hydes tackles tourism top job

West Bayer Ken Hydes sets out his goals as President of the Cayman Islands Tourism Association.

Building tourism through tennis

The Legends Championships tennis promises will bring some of the legends of the game to Cayman's courts in late October.

Checking out Cayman’s new hotels

In a spot of good news for the construction sector, Grand Cayman has at least four significant tourism projects lined up.

Small business bubbles to top of TripAdvisor visitor list

Although a relatively quiet success story here in the Cayman Islands, Beach Bubbles, a business that sells natural soap products all made on island, has taken off on TripAdvisor, one of the leading sources of travel information globally.
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