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t’s been a banner year so far for tourism in the Cayman Islands, and the destination is showing no signs of slowing down.

Stayover visitors to the Cayman Islands totaled 209,143 arrivals in the first five months of 2018, according to new data from the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism.

That represented a 16.51 percent increase over the same period in 2017, or 29,637 more stayover visitors — among the fastest growth rates in the Caribbean region.

The number was buoyed by a very strong month of May, in which the territory reported a 22.4 percent increase compared to May 2017.

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Tourism representatives from Turks and Caicos Islands captured two of four Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) tourism industry awards at the opening of the fourth Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) in Miami last month.

Stacy Cox, executive director of the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association, received the prestigious Caribbean Association Executive of the Year award during the presentation, which honours leading executives and employees in the Caribbean.

A native of the Bahamas and a citizen of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Cox has more than 20 years of hospitality experience, and is known for her advocacy, marketing and human resource development initiatives to build a sustainable tourism product through awareness, outreach and education.

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Nationals of China have been granted access to enter and remain in the British Virgin Islands for business and tourism related matters only, for a period of less than six months without the need for a visa.

This augments further the decision made on September 1, 2016, when the British Virgin Islands (BVI) visa exemption policy went into effect.

Through this policy, foreign nationals of a country, including Chinese nationals who held a visa from United Kingdom, United States of America or Canada were allowed to enter the territory for business or tourism, without need for a BVI visa.

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Hidden away on Shark Creek in the Berry Islands is one of the best beaches you will ever see. This is what it’s like to walk there.

This is just one of the multitude of amazing beaches hidden away in the Berry Islands archipelago of the Bahamas.

Click here to watch the video and find out what its like to be there. 


It’s home to great beaches, world-class rum and one of the most beautiful historic cities in the Caribbean.

And while the US Virgin Island of St Croix has long tended to stay under-the-radar as a tourism destination, it’s now pushing itself onto the tourism map with a major new driving force: food.

Thanks to the efforts of local producers and a collection of talented, mostly young Chefs, St Croix is quickly becoming a Caribbean culinary hotspot.

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