Cayman Brac’s tourism product is taking steps to improve its standing in the global marketplace. One of the Brac’s best known resorts is once again open for business after a major face-lift. The hope is that the improvements along with recent upgrades to the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport will pay off for tourism on the Brac.
Cayman Brac Bach Resort Owner and Director Michael Tibbetts says sweeping changes to the property help put the island in position for future tourism growth.
“It’s extremely important to make us a competitive tourism product, because our competition is not really here on the Cayman Islands as much as it is throughout the Caribbean and around the world,” said Mr Tibbetts.
Deputy Premier and Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell says the new-look resort along with recent upgrades to the airport makes the island more attractive from an investors perspective.
He said, “I think the fact that we have improved the air service, and that we have improved the ability to get your guests here (in Cayman Brac); we are now in a position that developers and investors have an opportunity to look at Cayman Brac as a place to come and take advantage of a business opportunity.”
Mr. Tibbetts says the aim is to parlay the recent developments at both the resort and the airport into greater success for the Brac’s overall economy.
Last year the Brac saw a 20% increase in its air arrivals and the introduction of direct filghts from Miami