Consolidated Water Sees Return of Tourism in the Cayman Islands as COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Ease

Monday, 28. February 2022 14:31

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Feb. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: CWCO), a leading developer and operator of advanced water supply and treatment plants, has noted a recent increase in water demand in the Cayman Islands as the country’s Phase 5 reopening plan continues.

The company operates seven seawater desalination plants that produce all the piped drinking water on Grand Cayman, which is home to about 95% of the nation’s population.

“The easing of COVID-19 restrictions and the return of tourism to the Cayman Islands is very encouraging to see after many months of lockdowns and travel bans,” stated Rick McTaggart, CEO of Consolidated Water. “The removal of certain restrictions sets the stage for our retail water sales to return to normal levels in the coming months as hotels, restaurants and other tourism-based businesses begin servicing vacationers. In particular, we were very happy to see that the government raised the limits on gatherings which facilitates the return of conferences and conventions to the Islands.”

On February 18, the Cayman Islands government dropped all on-island COVID testing for vaccinated travelers, citing a decline in local infection cases. The Islands also no longer require post-arrival COVID-19 tests for fully vaccinated travelers, and has reduced the quarantine period for partially vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals from 10 to seven days.

Major airlines, including American Airlines and United Airlines, resumed their flight routes to Cayman earlier this month. Tourism minister, Kenneth Bryan, said that next month Delta and Southwest will also resume their flights, and Cayman Airways will resume its service to Denver, Colorado.

Marc Langevin, president of the Cayman Islands Tourism Association, reported in a recent interview that many of the major hotels on Grand Cayman, including The Ritz-Carlton, Kimpton Seafire Resort, Marriott and Westin, are already more than 50% booked for the upcoming winter holiday season.

Langevin predicts that by this summer, Cayman hotels will reach 80% of pre-pandemic occupancy levels and every hotel will be full come December.

About Grand Cayman
Located 480 miles south of Miami, Florida, Grand Cayman is one of the largest financial centers in the world with over $1.8 trillion on deposit in more than 250 banks. A British Overseas Territory, the Cayman Islands are comprised of three islands: Grand Cayman, the country’s capital and commercial center with approximately 56,000 residents, and the more sparsely populated sister islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, located 80 miles to the northeast. The other major economic engine of the islands is tourism, which attracted more than 2.3 million visitors in 2019 to Cayman’s beautiful beaches, botanical gardens and wildlife.

About Consolidated Water Co. Ltd.
Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. develops and operates advanced water supply and treatment plants and water distribution systems. The company operates water production facilities in the Cayman Islands, The Bahamas and the British Virgin Islands and operates water treatment facilities in the United States. The company also manufactures and services a wide range of products and provides design, engineering, management, operating and other services applicable to commercial and municipal water production, supply and treatment, and industrial water and wastewater treatment. For more information, visit

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