Caymanian hoteliers advocating for ‘bubble resort’ trial

Caymanian hoteliers advocating for 'bubble resort' trial


Clearly Cayman’s Michael Tibbetts beleives the Cayman Brac Beach Resort and its sister resorts could provide an all inclusive experience to tourists without exposing them to the community and versa.

Two Caymanian hoteliers are continuing talks with government over a pilot project for ‘resort bubbles’ that would allow some tourism to resume on the islands.

Michael Tibbetts, of Clearly Cayman, which has dive resorts on all three islands, and Kel Thompson, of East End’s Wyndham Reef Resort, are taking the lead on the concept. It is not considered a viable project for several operators, including The Ritz-Carlton, however, because of the mix of residents and tourists in those resorts.

Tibbetts said the hotels have nailed down a clear set of protocols and are hopeful that government will approve a pilot project.

“The idea is still very much alive,” he said. “We are talking about a comprehensive protocol, with two rounds of PCR testing of guests, geofencing and the protection and…