October 23, 2017

Destinations of the week

The 32 best places to travel alone Part 1 By Sarah Schmalbruch From Business Insider Although traveling solo can seem daunting, it’s something that everyone should try at some point. Solo travel allows for more self-reflection, and chances are, you’ll take in more of the culture. The fjords of Norway are perfect for some self […]

Haitian Ambassador to deliver keynote address at Caribbean summit at Seton Hall University

Sponsored by the Division of Continuing Education & Professional Studies, the Caribbean Summit will be held on November 3. The day will be dedicated to exploring leadership, tourism, education, the arts and investment opportunities in the Caribbean region.  Haitian Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Paul G. Altidor Our diverse community of students and scholars […]

Grand Cayman’s Kittiwake Offers a Whole New Dive Experience in 2018

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (Oct 17, 2017) – The U.S.S. Kittiwake, Grand Cayman’s immensely popular shipwreck, is being shaped by the sea as it undergoes its natural life cycle in the shallow waters off Seven Mile Beach. Recent rough seas moved the wreck slightly, so the Kittiwake now leans on her port side and is […]

A Las Vegas hotel mogul plans to send an inflatable space hotel into orbit around the moon by 2022

By Hilary Brueck From Business Insider Bigelow Aerospace says its inflatable space hotel could be ready for lunar orbit by 2022. One of the company’s pods is already attached to the International Space Station. Bigelow is touting the future pod as a hub for “lunar business development,” but the company would probably need NASA to get it funded.  […]

United Airlines lost $185 million due to the hurricanes

By Alana Wise, Reuters From Business Insider United Airlines reported a third-quarter drop in profits partly due to flight cancellations triggered by recent hurricanes.  The company forecast a decline in passenger revenue per available seat mile, a gauge of profitability, for the current quarter.  (Reuters) – United Airlines on Wednesday said its third-quarter net income fell slightly […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Cayman Islands Registrar to unveil CBP at Small Business Expo Business owners in the Cayman Islands will get their first glimpse of a new online tool for submitting company information to the Registrar of Companies. The Registrar will unveil the Cayman Business Portal (CBP) at the Small Business Expo on Saturday, 21 October, at the […]

Every destination in Caribbean will be open in upcoming weeks, says FCCA

Posted by Travelweek Group TORONTO — Michele Paige, President of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), could not have stressed it enough: “The Caribbean is open for business,” she said repeatedly during a press conference that provided media with cruise industry updates following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “The FCCA has been working tirelessly with partners in […]

Tesla’s bad week includes racist drawings and hundreds of layoffs

By Chris Mills From BGR Right now, Tesla is hustling like never before to get Model 3s out the door and into customers’ driveways, in time for a self-imposed deadline of the first deliveries by the end of the month. The last thing Tesla needs right now? Non-production-related distractions, like, say, rumors of cost-cutting layoffs […]

Caribbean hotel profits suffer in 2016

From Hospitality Net Zika, Exchange Rates and New Supply Impact Performance Atlanta, Ga. — CBRE Hotels Americas Research announced that the average Caribbean hotel in its survey sample suffered a 4.7 percent decrease in gross operating profit (GOP) during 2016, according to its newly released twelfth edition of Caribbean Trends® in the Hotel Industry. This decline […]

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines providing hurricane support

By Dave Bohlig From Prestige The Hurricane Relief support that our partners at Royal Caribbean are providing to the Caribbean is admirable. Following the storm, Royal Caribbean has mobilized Adventure, Majesty and Empress of the Seas to provide immediate help with provisions and evacuation efforts. The fleet plans to continue with recovery in the weeks […]