One tourism association board member calls 2015 a successful year for stay-over tourism, but says the country must address one glaring weak spot.
Speaking on behalf of CITA’s accommodations sector, Marc Langevin told Cayman 27 the lack of availability of inbound flights, particularly in the shoulder months, is making it difficult to get guests and their dollars to the island.
He says it shows just how important the airport and its airline partners are to continued growth on the stay-over side.
“We saw some softness a little bit over the summertime for various reason, but one of the common reasons could have been the availability of some of the flights, especially jet blue dropped the number of flights so it certainly showed that our success depends on our partnership and support from the airline in general,” said Mr. Langevin.
Mr. Langevin called the airport a bottleneck on the way in and out of the country. He acknowledged that the airport improvements underway at Owen Roberts International should help.