As compared to last year, the overall number of tourists visiting the island has increased by 2.48-percent equaling over 45,000 new visitors in Cayman this past year. Cruise ship passengers have also gone up by 3.09%, as well as stay over arrivals, specifically from the US, which account for an increase of 2.91%. With the recent opening of the Kimpton and the re-opening of the new Margaritaville in 2017, the island will conversely see a boost to the hotel & resort sector which should help accommodate all the new people expected to visit our island.
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Jade Webster has rejoined the Cayman 27 Team as Sports Reporter/ Producer in August 2016. Jade has a background in News and has developed a passion for Sports while covering international Games. Jade was one of 35 Young Reporters selected worldwide to be apart of the Young Reporters Programme by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the Second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. She was awarded the 'Best IOC Young Reporter', and went on to cover the Second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lilehammer, Norway. Jade was also selected as a Young Reporter in 2015 to cover the Toronto Pan American Games, where she was awarded a Hockey Stick for her hard-work and dedication. Jade was the Press Officer for the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. She graduated with honors in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Florida