Dominica’s tourism minister, Denise Charles, is in the Cayman Islands, attending a high-level Ministers of Tourism Meeting there, which brings together top performers in the sector.
From now until September 15, the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism is bringing together senior aviation executives, government leaders, and media to discuss opportunities and challenges in the Caribbean and identify ways of rebuilding a more competitive air sector in a post-COVID world.
The week’s program also includes insight from the CTO’s business meetings and the Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress updates.
Journalists flew into Grand Cayman on Sunday arriving at Owen Roberts International Airport, where flags were flying half-mast out of respect for the recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
Monday, a day-long press conference took place, giving tourism ministers from Caribbean destinations a platform to share key destination updates.
Apart from the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Saint Lucia, Belize, and Grenada are among the many nations participating in the briefings.
Topics of the week will range from sustainability to multi-destination tourism to infrastructure investments to best practices for reducing aviation-related fees and taxes.
In between speeches and panel discussions, the media in attendance will explore some of the Cayman Islands’ best tourism assets, from its crystal caves and botanical parks to historic sites, like Pedro St. James, to its popular stingray boat tour.