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Caribbean Journal names Bryan Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year

Kenneth Bryan is making waves in the Caribbean! He was just announced as this year’s recipient of The Caribbean Tourism Minister Award by Travel website, ‘Caribbean Journal’. This esteemed award has been presented every year for a decade and celebrates destinations, people who help create long-lasting change that elevates tourism throughout the region. Congrats to Mr.Bryan and all those nominated – here’s another reminder why we are lucky enough to call such an amazing place our home!

“The 2023 edition of the CTA celebrates honorees in 21 different categories, highlighting the hotspots, the difference makers and the reasons why we all love the Caribbean so very much, as selected by the CJ editorial staff,” Alexander Britell, editor and publisher of Caribbean Journal; announcing the awards.

Bryan is steering the Caribbean Tourism Organisation through uncharted waters during COVID with a plan to revive tourism in Cayman. His latest endeavor, creating LAX’s first direct route from the Caribbean side of things, marks an important milestone for travel between these two destinations! Let us take stock as we witness Bryan’s fresh approach and optimism towards restoring international travel links.

Bryan, in a statement on the award, said he was “both grateful and humbled”.

“This accolade is the result of the exemplary work and dedication of the team I am privileged to lead in the Ministry and Department of Tourism, who work hard on behalf of the people of the Cayman Islands and to support me as Minister, to enable our tourism industry to do as well as it has done. I greatly appreciate this recognition and will continue doing my very best to lead the Cayman Islands tourism industry to new record-breaking accomplishments,” he added.

In announcing Bryan’s award, the website said, “The Cayman Islands is already nearing its pre-pandemic tourism totals, a rather impressive feat since the destination was one of the final Caribbean destinations to reopen for tourism after the onset of the pandemic. Leading the destination’s rebirth has been Minister Bryan, who skillfully navigated the balance of public health and the economy and deftly led Cayman’s phased reopening process.”

The Journal added that now “Cayman is on the cusp of eclipsing its all-time records in 2023, with a focused, sustainability-minded growth push spearheaded by its top tourism official”.

Source: Cayman Compass