Following the devastation that swept most of the Caribbean region as a result of multiple storms, specifically Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and the latest, Hurricane Maria, the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism is grateful to announce that the Cayman Islands is fully open for business. Spared the worst of the storms, the Cayman Islands is fortunate to provide all travellers, including any displaced groups the opportunity to experience its world-class beaches, dining, accommodations and deepest Caymankind hospitality at a time when it is needed most.
“On behalf of the government and people of the Cayman Islands, our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to our fellow Caribbean people and those in the U.S. who have been impacted by the hurricanes,” said the Hon. Moses I Kirkconnell, Minister of Tourism, the Cayman Islands. “We understand all too well the devastating effect these storms can have on life and livelihoods, and we stand in solidarity with them in the rebuilding process and healing of their communities.”
The Cayman Islands Government continues to reach out to the various Caribbean islands impacted by the most recent Hurricane Irma to offer humanitarian aid. Earlier this month, the Hon. Alden McLaughlin, Premier of the Cayman Islandsvisited Anguilla and brought with him a Cayman Airways 737 filled with supplies and 30 health and medical personnel. Further, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) helicopter recently visited the Turks and Caicos for various patrol and rescue missions. Presently, 16 of the RCIPS officers are assisting with law and order and humanitarian efforts across the Turks and Caicos and British Virgin Islands.
“As we continue to provide aid, supplies and donations, we also implore all those in a position to do so, to assist our Caribbean neighbours in any way possible, not just now, but in the days and months ahead that it will take to rebuild,” continued the Hon. Moses I Kirkconnell. “‘Caymankind’ is our unique philosophy and a way of living that we are proud to share with the world. It’s about being courteous, compassionate and caring in everything we do, so it is especially important during difficult times like these, that we must demonstrate what it means to be Caymankind.”
“We continue to extend our deepest sympathies to our Caribbean neighbours and all those who were affected by the recent hurricanes, along with the hope for a swift recovery,” said Mrs. Rosa Harris, Director of Tourism, the Cayman Islands. “We feel extremely blessed to be able to welcome travellers throughout the region and globally to experience our diverse three-island paradise, and especially those whose previous vacation plans were disrupted or are simply seeking respite.”
Renowned for its award-winning Seven Mile Beach, world-class diving and dining and diversity of guest experiences, the Cayman Islands promises an idyllic warm-weather escape for guests of all interests. Further, nonstop flights are offered from most major U.S. cities to Grand Cayman through various airline carriers, including Cayman Airways, American Airlines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Southwest Airlines. To learn more and to book a visit now, go to visitcaymanislands.com.