Saturday, June 15, 2019

Caymanian Ken Hydes tackles tourism top job

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

Fitness competition hopes build on Cayman sports tourism

In recent years, Cayman has worked hard as a jurisdiction to attract world-class sporting events to the island. Now a brother and sister team are trying to get Cayman on the map as a bodybuilding/fitness mecca for tourism.

 

From shopping to indigenous tribes in Panama

Panama maybe small in size, but its huge in diversity: big city amenities, rainforests, pristine islands and indigenous tribes all coexist happily.

Spending a few days at Graham’s Place

When my family and I took a trip to Graham's Place off Guanaja in the Bay Islands, we felt like we were stepping back in time to the Cayman Islands of yesteryear.

Cruising Europe by car: Italy’s curves are charming

Italy was a heady mix of smells, sights, tastes and sounds as we drove to Rome, then on to Florence and Verona with a stop in Venice.

Lessons from Ivan: BVI financial sector faces long road to recovery

After Hurricane Ivan ravaged the Cayman Islands on Sept. 11-12, questions persisted for days about whether the island’s financial services industry would also be devastated.

Private sector contemplates tourism plans for the future

Cayman's tourism industry is in the middle of a consultation process on six identified key issues for the sector.

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.”

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.

Tourism needs local talent

A leading Caribbean tourism expert says the industry needs to shake off its “low pay, low prospects” image to bring the “brightest and the best” local people to the industry.

As arrival figures drop retail and cruise are intertwined

Retail and tourism are heavily intertwined and factors affecting one can cause effects on the other.

Living large ın Vegas

You don't have to be a gambler to enjoy visiting Las Vegas, thanks to the world-class shows and cuisine it offers.

CAL poised for longer-haul aircraft, new destinations

The delivery of four 160-seat fuel-efficient Boeing aircraft late next year will at last allow Cayman Airways to consider new routes throughout Canada, the U.S. and potentially South America and Central America.

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.

California couple wins Cayman Islands honeymoon

Thanks to Brides Magazine and Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, a lucky couple got a wedding and honeymoon of a lifetime.

Ambitious goals for sports tourism

Tourism bosses are looking to a relationship with football governing body CONCACAF to help develop sports tourism.

Travel agents are there to ensure all goes smoothly

Travel agents can take the worry out of complicated trips and solve any issues that come up.

The filming of Cayman

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

On course with cruise ship stocks

The popularity of cruise holidays is growing worldwide. With new ships adding capacity, certain cruise line stocks may nevertheless offer investment opportunities.

Cayman can be tops in destination weddings

Cayman has the opportunity to become the leader in Caribbean destination weddings.
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