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Cayman Islands on track for tourism record this year
31 Jul 2014

Record numbers of travellers are taking holidays in the Cayman Islands, according to new figures released by Cayman Islands Tourism Association.

Air arrivals are up 10% on last year's numbers and the islands are now expecting 2014 to be the best ever year for tourism in the Cayman Islands. Some  210,491 passengers arrived in the islands for a holiday between January and June, which is the location's best ever figure for the first six months of the year.

Ken Hydes, president of the Cayman Islands Tourism Association, told the Cayman Compass that hotels are full, watersports are popular among tourists and car rental data is also positive.

He said: "People are making the Cayman Islands their sun and sea destination of choice and we need to make sure we earn their respect and keep their loyalty."

Sports fans are set to travel to the Cayman Islands for the forthcoming CONCACAF tournament and this is expected to boost tourism further.

Tourism minister Moses Kirkconnell added that the Cayman Islands are "regarded as a popular and sought after destination" thanks to the hard work of the government.

The Cayman Islands are located south of Cuba and to the north-west of Jamaica, with Seven Mile Beach one of the main attractions for visitors booking holidays in the Caribbean location.ADNFCR-408-ID-801738995-ADNFCR

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