Tourism leaders search clear path to reopening

Tourism leaders seek clear path to reopening

Tourism business leaders are hoping that vaccination passes for visitors can allow the Cayman Islands to welcome back tourists this summer.

Marc Langevin, president of the Cayman Islands Tourism Association, said the election had put a freeze on any decisions over reopening.

Marc Langevin

But he believes one of the first orders of business for the next government will be to set a clear timeline for the return of tourism along with practical steps to make it happen.

Langevin believes the quarantine period should be reduced and ultimately eliminated for visitors with proof of vaccination this summer.

After that, he said, businesses would like to see an incremental increase in tourism.

“It has to be a gradual and controlled approach, allowing to test and evaluate protocols but I am hopeful that after the election we can talk seriously about reopening,” said Langevin, also general manager of the Ritz Carlton resort.

He believes it could be possible for Cayman to build towards a full…