GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman -- To bolster tourism to the Cayman
Islands this year, the destination launched Cayman Rewards, a
cash-bonus, incentive program for travel agents in conjunction with
its new H2Go! Find Your Element campaign.
In addition, several new Web sites dealing with the destination
are helpful as sales tools.
The Cayman Rewards program, which is valid on bookings through
October for travel through December, is aimed at individual travel
agents and their agencies and is geared to the volume of
Through the program, the agent and agency selling the most trips
each month (the minimum number of bookings is 20) win $500 each,
plus lunch for the agency. Second-place (the minimum number of
bookings is 10) earns the agent and agency $250 each, plus
Agents must register on line at www.caymanrewards.com and visit
the site weekly through Oct. 31 to enter their latest booking
information. Registered agents also are eligible for monthly
The H2Go! campaign contains a My Element discount card offering
savings of up to $1,100 per couple on attractions, water sports and
Most hotels in Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman offer
special rates; the minimum-stay requirement is three nights. Travel
is valid through October. Details can be viewed at www.caymanislands.ky.
For the statistically-minded, a Tourism Statistics Information
Centre was launched this spring at www.caymanislands.ky/statistics. This site includes
information on visitor arrivals and hotel occupancies.
Other new Web sites include:
• Cayman Brac introduced its official nature Web site at www.naturecayman.com. Kenny Ryan, district
commissioner, said the site is "designed to encourage nature
tourism in Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
"We want to educate potential tourists about the area and invite
them to visit," Ryan said. The Little Cayman section will go live
The site includes photographs, bird-watching and diving
information, reports from locals, trip-planning suggestions and
island news and events. Visitors to the site also can register to
win a week's vacation.
• The Cayman Turtle Farm launched a redesign of its Web site at
The site features the history of the farm, information on turtles
and the turtle release program, scientific research, a photo
gallery, virtual tours and an online store.