Tourism sector wants airport before port

| 01/07/2014

(CNS Business): Many stakeholders in the tourism industry are calling for the Cayman Islands government to place more emphasis on the airport development and runway expansion, as opposed to focusing on developing the proposed cruise port. Much of the public discourse in the islands had surrounded the issue of a cruise berthing facility on Grand Cayman as a means of improving the tourism product and increasing trade. However, according to restaurateurs and water sports operators, this might be the wrong way around. They argue that cruise numbers are already robust and the airport should be the priority while improving the tendering process before eventually developing the port. Read more on CNS Business

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Doubt that will happen, there is very little to gain for the Kirkconnells at the airport. Just saying.

    • Anonymous says:

      Kirkconnell's are not the only ones owning land in GT. Maybe you pick on them because they are Caymanian, but the area that will be energized by a cruise pier covers property owned by hundreds of Caymanians and expats alike.  Central GT as we know it today will expand outward and into previously underdeveloped areas and all of us will benefit. Get over your envy of Caymanians that have busted their backsides for generations to get where they are today.

  2. Anonymous says:

    um, how about Mt. Trashmore before either airport or cruise port!? the smell is horrendous.

  3. Anonymous says:

    No one has convinced me that we even need a cruise dock