Tough competition for high-end tourism

Tough competition for high-end tourism Published on Monday, November 19, 2007 Email To Friend Print Version Hon Charles Clifford Tourism Minister The Cayman Islands’ plans to carve a niche in the high-end tourist market could, according to a recent report by, face stiff competition from other destinations in the Caribbean and part of the Americas. According to research conducted by travel experts in the USA, there are some very attractive, and affordable, well-established luxury alternatives to the Cayman Islands already catering to the sector, which Cayman is only just working on targeting. The experts warn that Mexican destinations like Cancun and Cozumel, Mexico, long regarded as cheap destinations for the masses, are developing into the high-end market and, while being just as luxurious as Caribbean destinations, are almost always cheaper. One suggestion made, which has only recently opened up to air travellers but is an established drive-to destination from the United States of America, is Puerto Peñasco in Mexico on the northern Sea of Cortez. On offer there is the Sonoran Sun Resort, which provides not only the world class “Service” on-site but also an amazing beach that is in close proximity to the U.S. for budget minded travlers.

Hon Charles Clifford
Tourism Minister

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