All the News from the Caymans

According to news from the national airline, Cayman
Airways successfully negotiated a contract with the
Cincinnati’s Sunshine Tours to provide weekly charter
service between Cincinnati, Ohio and Grand Cayman.

“We are delighted to have secured this
contract,” said Rick Blake, VP Sales & Marketing,
Cayman Airways. “It allows us to maximise use of our
aircraft in a planned and managed environment, and
to work with a company that is selling the Cayman
Islands.

The charter will begin operating on December
21, 2002 and will arrive and depart on Saturdays.
Sunshine Tours has been providing air and hotel
packages to three hotels in Grand Cayman—the
Marriott, the Westin and the Holiday Inn—for several
years.

Cayman Airways’ commitment to enhancing
our business viability is evident in this venture, and we
will continue to look for innovative ways to increase
our revenue,” concluded Blake.

PLUS:
Local dive operator, Fisheye, has announced plans to
be at Beneath the Seas (New Jersey/New York). The
big dive event for the New York and New Jersey area,
the largest consumer Scuba & Dive Travel Show in
America, will take place March 22-24 at the
Meadowlands Exposition Centre. Beneath The Sea`s
27 th annual exposition in March 2003 will feature
seminars and workshops, lots of great door prizes, a
film festival showcasing the work of world-renowned
underwater videographers, great parties, and exhibits
and demonstrations by hundreds of manufacturers,
dive clubs, dive shops, resorts, and much more. Visit
www.beneaththesea.org.

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PLUS:
Earlier this year, the Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach
received the Silver Hospitality Award from Choice
Hotels International, franchiser of the Comfort Suites
hotel chain.

The Comfort Suites owned and operated by a
Caymanian business group, features 108 suites with
kitchenettes, direct dial dataport telephones, and in
room safes. The hotel caters to families and the
discerning business traveller with room rates starting
at $150.00, which includes deluxe continental
breakfast. Live Caribbean entertainment on
Wednesday and Friday evenings poolside at Stingers
bar and restaurant, business centre kiosk, fitness
centre, guest coin laundry are part of making the hotel
a home away from home.

According to the company, AAA rates Comfort
Suites Seven Mile Beach as a three-diamond
property. Rooms may be booked directly over the
Internet at www.caymancomfort.com or by calling
Choice’s reservation service 1-800-4-CHOICE.
PLUS:
Continental Airlines announces that it will begin
service between its Houston hub and Grand Cayman
in May 2003, just in time for Batabano (Cayman
Carnival) and the Seafarer’s Festival. Continental will
run four flights a week on Wednesdays, Fridays,
Saturdays, and Sundays. The flights would depart
Houston at 1:15pm arriving in Grand Cayman at
4:00pm. The return flights would depart Cayman at
4:40pm arriving in Houston at 7:30pm. For more, visit
www.continental.com.
PLUS:
On New Year`s Eve, join Cayman`s churches for an
evening of rejoicing, song and a spectacular fireworks
display! The festivities start at 8pm at the Truman
Bodden Sports Complex. It`s free, it`s festive and it`s
an uplifting way to start a year of Quincentennial
celebrations. For more information contact the QCO
at (345) 946-9992.
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