Cayman Islands Minister of Tourism Receives Award for Tourism Leadership
Cayman Islands Deputy Premier and Minister of Tourism, Hon. Moses Kirkconnell has been recognised for his leadership in encouraging investment in the tourism sector by Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services.
With offices in 15 countries, Interval have served the vacation ownership market since 1976 and operate a network comprising of more than 3,200 resorts in over 80 nations.
The award was presented to Minister Kirkconnell by Marcos Agostini, Interval’s Executive VP of Global Sales and Business Development at a reception hosted by Interval. The event commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Morritt’s Resort and Resort owner and President David Morritt was also honoured for his ongoing contributions to the Cayman Islands tourism industry.
“I am honoured by this special recognition and am immensely grateful to Interval International for recognizing our infrastructural development and how well the Cayman Islands tourism industry is doing,” said Hon. Moses Kirkconnell upon receiving the award. “It is pleasing when you have someone like David Morritt who invested in our Islands over thirty years ago and who plans to invest another 30 million constructing a new property in East End. This speaks volumes about the confidence investors have in the Cayman Islands industry,” the Minister continued.
Citing the expansion of the Owen Roberts Airport and the trend of record-breaking tourism growth, Mr. Agostini stated that “Under Minister Kirkconnell, the Cayman Islands has seen growth in visitor arrivals, which can be attributed to the government’s commitment to improving airlift and infrastructure development. Mr. Agostini went on to say that “demand for Grand Cayman, in particular, continues to exceed supply on a year-round basis because Interval members greatly enjoy the island’s warm hospitality and excellent service, as well as the exceptional quality of the shared ownership product at the Morritt’s Resort.”