The Cayman Islands Tourism Association is a non-profit association which represents its membership of just over 250 tourism related private businesses in the Cayman Islands. The various sectors within the Tourism Association include : Hotels, Condo/Villas, Watersports, Restaurants, Transportation, Attractions, Cruise and Allied (all other businesses associated with our tourism product).
It was formed in March 2001 through an amalgamation of the Cayman Tourism Alliance and the Cayman Islands Hotel and Condominium Association. The association is wholly funded by membership subscriptions and fundraising. CITA actively promotes the continuing improvement and development of Cayman's tourism Industry through the exchange of information, government relations, training and education, marketing, and events.
The Cayman Islands Tourism Association represents a united voice that advocates for the empowerment and protection of its members and stakeholders, in order to support a diverse, sustainable and thriving tourism industry.
To encourage and support growth in our industry in a well - balanced manner, all short, medium and long-term tourism goals for the Country with clear intention and consideration towards our social, environmental and economic needs.
We commit to support members through services, initiatives, government and community relations to foster growth and success for our tourism industry.
A body in which private tourism businesses band together to speak to the issues facing our industry, share knowledge and experience for the greater good of our Country's tourism product.
To respect and lead the members of the Association and the Tourism industry forward with responsible, sustainable practices.
To reinforce and cultivate exceptional service, and distinct performance standards by exceeding our guests expectations.
Our mission is to unite, protect, and grow our industry by Advocating for our collective interests, Empowering our tourism community through education and information, and Engaging with our members to listen, support, and collaborate in maintaining the Cayman Islands as a premier tourism destination.
The Association would not be possible without the commitment from our volunteer Board of Directors. The Board of Directors attend monthly meetings and are tasked to sit on various other committees throughout the year in order to ensure their sector and tourism as a whole is represented.