Ministry of Tourism, CITA and WORC hold joint briefing on tourism stipend.

CIGTV Media Room, from a journalists point of view. (John Fleming/Real Cayman News)

(RCN) The Ministry of Tourism, along with Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman (WORC) and the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) held a press briefing on Thursday 5th of August 2021.

Minister Kenneth Bryan urged all tourism workers to register with WORC, to help find future opportunities. The deadline to register is the 16th of August, and is mandatory. The Minister also encouraged young Caymanians to enter the Tourism Industry.

Having Caymanians in the industry will create an effective and sustainable product.

Minister for Tourism Kenneth Bryan.

The highly anticipated Tourism Stipend survey results were also shared. 64% of Caymans tourism workers work in the stay-over sector, while 36% work in cruise tourism. 68% of Caymans tourism workers are vaccinated against Covid-19, whilst 23% said that they were “considering the vaccine.”

Minister Bryan encouraged all to get the vaccine, and get Caymans number to 80%. He mentioned that more vaccine incentives are coming, including a $100,000 cash prize.

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