PACT seeks consultants for brand spanking new cruise coverage

Cayman Neww Service

Cruise ship visits Grand Cayman

(CNS): The tourism ministry is looking for help to come up with a new long-term cruise strategy as well as a new policy on public transport and its connection to the cruise business. A request for proposals from consultants with a “track record and proven experience in assessing the cruise tourism and public transport sectors” has been opened, and according to the document, the government wants to “reimagine the country’s cruise industry” and shift to a more sustainable volume of visitors.

Last week, Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan revealed that George Town Harbour will reopen to cruise ships for the first time in two years. They were banned after the coronavirus arrived in the Cayman Islands via a cruise ship on 21 March 2020.

In what is being described as a phased approach, around 75,000 passengers are expected to call on Grand Cayman over the first four-week period, after which the situation will be re-assessed. This is…