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When arriving to Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM), you will be struck by its unique character. You descend from the plane by an open stair and walk past the official welcome band playing Caribbean music, which provides a true Caymankind welcome. After passing through the Arrivals Hall, you collect your luggage from the world’s prettiest baggage carousel, which is decorated by Cayman’s own Cathy Church, a noted underwater photographer.
Stop at the Department of Tourism information booth for ideas on how to make the most of your Cayman vacation. Continue through Customs and step into the sunshine, where ground transportation is ready to whisk you away to your vacation in paradise!
Many major international airlines serve the Cayman Islands from various destinations around the world.
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Cruising to the Caribbean is a great way to dip your toes into the Cayman Islands. Cruise ships that visit Grand Cayman’s port in George Town stop for the day, giving passengers a small sample of Cayman. We hear time and again from visitors that their first trip to Cayman was on a cruise ship—and they loved it so much that they returned for a longer stay! Visiting Grand Cayman on a cruise ship will tempt you to include the Cayman Islands on your next Caribbean adventure!
Currently Grand Cayman has three crusie terminals where passengers disembark: the North Terminal, the South Terminal and the Royal Watler Terminal. Currently the Cayman Islands has no berthing facility for the cruise ships, so passengers are ferried by tender from the crusie ship to the terminals, which takes about five minutes (excluding loading and disembarking).
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Various cruise lines visit the Cayman Islands on a regular basis, including but not limited to:
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The Cayman Islands Tourism Association is a non-profit association which represents its membership of just over 250 tourism related private businesses in the Cayman Islands. The various sectors within the Tourism Association include : Hotels, Condo/Villas, Watersports, Restaurants, Transportation, Attractions, Cruise and Allied (all other businesses associated with our tourism product).
It was formed in March 2001 through an amalgamation of the Cayman Tourism Alliance and the Cayman Islands Hotel and Condominium Association. The association is wholly funded by membership subscriptions and fundraising. CITA actively promotes the continuing improvement and development of Cayman's tourism Industry through the exchange of information, government relations, training and education, marketing, and events.
Balance To encourage and support growth in our industry in a well - balanced manner, all short, medium and long term tourism goals for the Country with clear intention and consideration towards our social, environmental and economic needs. Support We commit to support members through services, initiatives, government and community relations to foster growth and success for our tourism industry. Unification A body in which private tourism businesses band together to speak to the issues facing our industry, share knowledge and experience for the greater good of our Country’s tourism product. Responsibility To respect and lead the members of the Association and the Tourism industry forward with responsible, sustainable practices. Excellence To reinforce and cultivate exceptional service, and distinct performance standards by exceeding our guests expectations.
The Cayman Islands Tourism Association is an association that is committed to supporting the tourism industry and it's member businesses through government relations (lobbying) and through initiatives that will drive the industry forward and meet the goals of the country. By working closely with Department of Tourism, CITA is able to contribute on behalf of it's membership towards the marketing, sales and promotional efforts that support the destination.
The CITA Board of Directors and their members clearly identified the economic intensity of Travel and Tourism to the Cayman Islands. Travel and Tourism permeate the depth and breadth of the general economy and the overall fabric of Cayman’s society. Below are our top tourism issues and critical success factors.
To learn more about our Top Tourism Issues, visit this page to stay up to date on the latest information.
CITA continues to support efforts to enhance our tourism product with both physical assets and initiatives and with human capitol development. This needs to remain a priority for our industry and our country (with other industry's included) in order to maintain competitiveness and increase our market share.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The Association would not be possible without the commitment from our volunteer Board of Directors. The Board of Directors attend monthly meetings and are tasked to sit on various other committees throughout the year in order to ensure their sector and tourism as a whole is represented.