November 14, 2018

Cayman Islands: ORIA redevelopment advisory

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (13 November 2018) Please be advised of the upcoming changes at Owen Roberts International Airport. On Friday, 16 November 2018, the East side of the Departures Hall, which will serve Gates 8 and 9, will open for departing passengers. Access to the East side of the Departures Hall will be immediately […]

Cayman Islands: Dangerous Driving by motorcyclist in West Bay, 10 November; Rider arrested on suspicion of 8 offences

From RCIPS Just after 4:20PM on Saturday 10 November, police responded to a report of two males on motorbikes riding erratically and doing stunts on a public road, after the 9-1-1 Communications Centre had been alerted by several members of the public. The riders were headed in the direction of West Bay on the Esterly […]

Destinations of the week

TOP 10 PLACES IN THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN TO SNORKEL AND DIVE By Carnival Cruise Line If you thought the Caribbean was beautiful on the surface, just wait until you go deeper into the mystery and the majesty of the kingdom under the sea! The Western Caribbean remains one the most dramatic locations anywhere to encounter […]

Cruise tourism in the Caribbean and Latin America generated $3.36 billion in revenues

From South Florida Caribeean News San Juan, Puerto Rico  – The Florida-Caribbean Association (FCCA) announced that the 2017-2018 cruise year brought record economic contributions to the region, despite the historic hurricane season. According to the study released today by Business Research & Economic Advisors (BREA), Economic Contribution of Cruise Tourism to the Destination Economies, cruise […]

St. Maarten 2nd busiest airport for private jets in Caribbean

From The Daily Herald St Maarten Infographic about most popular private jet destinations in the Caribbean. LONDON/MIAMI–PrivateFly, an internationally operating company that offers private jet charters, shared some good news for St. Maarten on Thursday, even though it is based on figures of 2016-2017. Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) ranked number two in the top […]

Cooperation, not competition, is key for Caribbean’s continued success

by Daniel McCarthy From Travel Market Report The Caribbean has seemingly forever been the bellwether for the cruise industry. According to CLIA’s 2018 Cruise Outlook, 35.4 percent of all cruise deployment was dedicated to the Caribbean, more than double the second-most-trafficked region (the Mediterranean). But it’s not yet saturated and there’s still room for growth and more guests […]

Study reveals record cruise tourism expenditures in the Caribbean and Latin America for 2017-2018

From My Vue News San Juan, Puerto Rico (November 8, 2018) – The Florida-Caribbean Association (FCCA), the trade group representing the mutual interests of the cruise industry and destinations and stakeholders in the Caribbean and Latin America, is proud to announce that the 2017-2018 cruise year brought record economic contributions to the region, despite the […]

Cayman Islands Legislation sets foundation for new Unified Border Agency

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – Recently proposed legislation by the Ministry of Human Resources and Immigration aims to provide the legal framework for the establishment of a new intelligence-driven border control agency. The Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Department (CBC), a merger of existing customs and immigration entry and landing functions, will commence operations on […]

Antarctica

Leaving Antarctica By Trey Ratcliffe  From Stuck In Customs TWO PHOTOS OF MOUNT EREBUS Here are two photos I took from the plane attached! DAILY PHOTO – LEAVING ANTARCTICA Awwww this was a sad day! But the good news is that we saw our friend Randy, the Loadmaster again. We got to be friends with […]

Sandals Resorts eliminates all plastic straws in all Caribbean resorts

From Caribbean Travel In September, Sandals Resorts International announced that all 19 Sandals® Resorts and Beaches® Resorts across seven Caribbean islands – including Jamaica, the Bahamas, St. Lucia, Antigua, Grenada, Barbados and Turks & Caicos – would eliminate the 21,490,800 single-use plastic straws and stirrers used across the resorts each year by November 1, 2018. […]