Tourism affiliation responds to Cayman reopening plan

Tourism association responds to Cayman reopening plan

The Cayman Islands Tourism Association, while welcoming the government’s announcement of a border reopening plan, has raised concerns with a number of elements involved, including the timeline and a lack of consultation with the private sector.

CITA president Marc Langevin said, now that the long-awaited reopening plan had been announced, the tourism industry could begin making its own plans for how to welcome visitors back on island, and start working on staffing and supplies arrangements.

Marc Langevin, president of the Cayman Islands Tourism Association

“We are certainly happy we finally have a plan. There is no question about that. We have been waiting 15 months to hear about that plan. We appreciate that the government is adopting a phased approach, it is the only way to do it,” he told the Compass in a phone interview.

“On the disappointing side, the government did not consult CITA or anyone in the private sector on development of the reopening plan. They denied…