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ptimist Cuba to reach five million visitors this year
April 25, 2018
While the arrival of visitors to Cuba decreased by seven percent in the first quarter of this year, authorities of the sector reaffirm their optimism of reaching the record figure of five million vacationers at the end of the current calendar.   Michel Bernal, commercial director of the... read more...
Sagua la Grande, new tourist destination in the center of Cuba
April 20, 2018
The execution of works dedicated primarily to tourism advance in Sagua la Grande, a town in Villa Clara that is preparing to venture into the leisure industry. In the municipality of central Cuba, which will be proposed as a new destination for foreign visitors during the 2018 International... read more...
British tourism increases its interest in the Cuban market
April 12, 2018
More than 200,000 tourists from the United Kingdom traveled to the island last year with an upward trend in the coming months. The British are very interested in enjoying the benefits of the insular climate, its beaches and, above all, the culture and traditions of this country. Cuba is a very... read more...
Quality distinguishes Cubatur service in Camagüey
April 4, 2018
The quality stands out in the personalized service offered to its customers by the branch of the Cubatur Travel Agency in the province of Camagüey, just 55 years old and a high professionalism of its workers, promoters and guides. As leader of the Camagüey destination in the operations... read more...
In Holguín attractive project encourages nature tourism
March 26, 2018
The Sinfonía de Paisajes project, created on the initiative of a group of self-employed workers in this city, contributes to the dynamization of nature tourism in the north-eastern territory. Luis Orlando Rodríguez, coordinator of the program, explained to the Cuban News Agency... read more...
Favorable tourist season in Cuban resort Jardines del Rey
March 19, 2018
The arrival of tourists to the Cuban destination Jardines del Rey is favorable today, after the recovery of the hotel and recreational facilities seriously affected by the scourge of Hurricane Irma last September. More than 12 thousand vacationers are housed in the 18 hotels of Cayos Coco and... read more...
This year Cuba completed one million tourists in March
March 12, 2018
Cuba completed this March 8, the million tourists attended this year, as a result of the efforts made by all agencies in attention to visitors and recovery of facilities. According to Prensa Latina (PL), Janet Ayala, Communication Director of the Ministry of Tourism, disclosed the results of the... read more...
Holguin in the tourism preference in Cuba
March 5, 2018
The province of Holguín, welcomed more than 300 thousand visitors in 2017, securing its position as the fourth tourist destination in Cuba, which represented an increase of 14 percent over the previous season. Maikel Robelt, commercial specialist of the delegation of the Ministry of... read more...
Chosen Varadero among the best beaches in the world by Travelers'Choice 2018
February 26, 2018
Varadero, the main beach resort of Cuba, ranked third in the list of the best beaches in the world, according to the Travelers'Choice 2018 awards, organized by the largest travel website TripAdvisor. This portal published a few days ago such recognitions, which are based on the opinions of... read more...
Expand hotel capacities in Varadero
February 19, 2018
The Cuban resort of Varadero, the island's main sun and beach destination, is committed to the incorporation of new accommodation capacities to meet the demand of tourism. In this direction, the construction of the Oasis hotel stands out, located precisely at the entrance to the aforementioned... read more...
Brazil stands out among the main emitters of tourists to Cuba
February 13, 2018
In January, Brazil achieved the highest growth, compared to the same month in 2016, among the top 20 issuers of international visitors to Cuba, according to sources related to this sector. In the first month of this year, four thousand 468 Brazilians traveled from the South American nation to... read more...
Melia shares her experience in Cuba and reaffirms the commitment with this destiny.
February 5, 2018
The Cuba Division of Meliá Hotels International has convened a press conference in Havana Tuesday to present its 27-year experience as a partner of Cuban companies and their expansion plans on the island. Francisco Camps Orfila, deputy general director of the division, praised before the... read more...
The Cuban Floridita will have its franchise in Mexico
February 2, 2018
In today's world it is known that Cuban cocktails are famous, therefore, some bars and restaurants such as Floridita de La Habana, are very attractive and visited. Such is the matter, that in that house of meals (bar-restaurant) some 400 recipes of preparations based on Cuban rum (another famous... read more...
Dutch motorhomes to know Cuba
January 29, 2018
The Dutch travel agency Travelhome offers its customers a new way to explore the whole of Cuba: on board motorhomes that combine the experience of guaranteed accommodation with the road trip at the same time. With capacity for six vacationers per vehicle, starting this January will begin to... read more...
Cuban delegation participates in the International Tourism Fair in Madrid
January 19, 2018
The International Tourism Fair, Fitur 2018, which takes place in the Spanish capital since Tuesday, January 17, has the participation of representatives of companies and Cuban companies in this sector, one of the main economic lines in Cuba. The delegation of the island is presided by the Cuban... read more...
Varadero International Hotel will market the first 500 rooms in December
January 15, 2018
With three times more capacity than its predecessor, the International Spa Hotel Varadero will market the first 500 rooms in December of this year, since by that date, restaurants, shops and beach areas will be ready; As announced by investors. With an advance of fifty percent and a fixed budget... read more...
Havanatur strengthens as leader of the Cuban market
January 12, 2018
The International Group of Tour Operators and Travel Agencies Havanatur S.A., is on his way to his 40 years of work with the satisfaction of having managed to expand the view of Cuba as a tourist destination at the international level and thereby contribute to attracting and broadcasting more... read more...
Celebrated Blue Diamond Resorts a successful 2017
January 8, 2018
Last December Blue Diamond Resorts celebrated its successes of 2017, at the Memories Miramar Habana Hotel, with a Social End of the Year Cocktail that was attended by tourism authorities of the Island, tour operators, travel agencies, specialized press and others professionals of the tourism... read more...
Nordwind Airlines travels to Holguin
January 5, 2018
Russia, the world's largest country, bear Misha, matrioskas and World Cup 2018,  has a bridge to Holguin since last December 25, when the airline Nordwind Airlines began charter flights between Moscow and the City parks. Thus, touching the track Frank País International Airport, the... read more...
MGM Muthu Hotels incorporates its second establishment in Cuba
January 1, 2018
MGM Muthu Hotels, based in Singapore, has incorporated a new 4-star establishment in Varadero (Cuba) to be called MGM Muthu Playa Varadero. It is its second hotel in the country, belongs to the Gran Caribe group and will be operated on an investment basis. It has 385 rooms on an all-inclusive... read more...
Turkish Airlines interested in expanding direct flights to Cuba
December 29, 2017
Extending operations and direct flights to Cuba is one of the next goals of the Turkish Airlines, said the company's executive director, Bilal Eksi. During a meeting with the Cuban ambassador in this country, Luis Alberto Amorós, Eksi expressed the commitment of his company with the... read more...
Cuba, closer to achieving the record of five million visitors
December 25, 2017
A total of 4,257,754 international visitors arrived in Cuba until November 2017, 19.7% more than in the same period of 2016, despite the damages suffered in hotel facilities and other services in the area after the passage of Hurricane Irma, according to data from the Ministry of Tourism... read more...
Royal Caribbean expands trips to Cuba in 2018
December 22, 2017
Royal Caribbean announced that it will double its trips to Cuba in 2018, with two cruise ships: Majesty of the Seas and Empress of the Seas. In addition, Royal Caribbean is adding two new destinations to the itineraries. The new Cuban ports of Santiago de Cuba and Cienfuegos on the southeast... read more...
Asian hotel chain grows in Cuba
December 18, 2017
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, a Singapore-based company that operates in well-known Asian destinations and has had two facilities in Mexico for eight years, will open its second hotel in Santa Maria Keyway next May and will be building another two in The beach resort of Varadero, Cuba. The... read more...
Keys of Villa Clara, Cuba: five stars of sun and beach
December 13, 2017
As a star of the national tourism industry, this destination of the center of Cuba dazzles both its beaches and hotels and extra hotel facilities that offer excellent opportunities for the current high season. The Greater Antilles maintains its position among the main Caribbean destinations. As... read more...
Cuba: great tourist market for cruises and US airlines
December 8, 2017
Cuba is becoming a tourist market of about one billion dollars for US airlines and cruise ships if the projections of 2017, 2018 and 2019 are added, according to the United States-Cuba Economic and Trade Council, EFE reports. According to a published study, cruise lines will accumulate more than... read more...
Villa Clara with doors open to the high season
November 10, 2017
Regla Dayamí Armenteros, delegate of the Mintur in Villa Clara, said that in view of the celebration in the province of Villa Clara, Fitcuba 2018, the construction of 11 new hotels is planned. The start-up of ten hotels with 7,000 rooms in the keys of the northeast of Villa Clara, leaves... read more...
New hotels in Havana
November 6, 2017
The new facilities, still under construction, confirm that Havana is one of the main tourist destinations in Cuba, a nation that received more than four million visitors in 2016. Hotel Prado and Malecón: as a kind of galleon that tries to sail all ties with all visitors who want to live... read more...
More than 200 000 American have visited the Cuban paradise in 2017
July 3, 2017
Cuba´s National Office of Statistics and Information (ONEI by its Spanish acronym) reported recently that by the end of May, 284,556 Americans visited Cuba, same amount than in all 12 months of 2016, which means that this current year represents an step forward in the relationship... read more...
Manzana Kempinski was officially opened in Havana
June 12, 2017
Last Wednesday afternoon was historical for the Cuban tourism with the official opening of the five-star plus hotel Manzana Kempinski just across from the Central Park and near the Capitol in Havana City.  With the presence of Cuban minister of tourism Manuel Marrero and Markus Semer,... read more...
The Expedia Group opens Cuban market to the world
June 4, 2017
The well-known and largest online travel agency Expedia recently announced its expansion into the Cuban market, which will allow Cuban hoteliers to sell rooms through this plataform as well as allow travelers to book hotels in the island destination. This expansion will increase all the... read more...
US Companies urge Trump to mantrain Travel to Cuba.
June 1, 2017
Over 40 US companies and associations sent on Wednesday a letter addressed to President Donald Trump urging him to maintain and expand travel to Cuba, reported Prensa Latina News Agency. In a letter addressed to the US President entities like the American Society of Travel Agents and the... read more...
The hotel industry takes center stage in the new Cuba
May 27, 2017
Cuba maintains its commitment to tourism and facilitates the investment of capital and foreign companies in the development of housing projects, which means taking steps forward towards the quality of the offer, with the entry of new operators and agreements With the companies that have a wide... read more...
Azeri TEZ Agency to increase tourism promotion in Cuba.
February 23, 2017
The leadership of Azeri TEZ Tour Travel Agency, who works with Cuba, examined with Cuban Ambassador, Alfredo Nieves Portuondo, the promotion of Cuban tourism in this Caucasian nation. As stated by Nieves Portuondo, Cuba will be attending the forthcoming International Trade Fair in Baku, which... read more...
Iberostar Chief Says Trump Considered Buying Hotels in Cuba.
December 7, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump was looking at buying hotels in Cuba as recently as six months ago, according to a top Spanish hotel executive who learned of it from industry contacts. That would be at odds with Trump’s stated Cuba policy and could have violated U.S. law against promoting... read more...
Excellence in Cuba Offer from Mexico
October 23, 2016
About 20 percent of Mexican tourists who visit Cuba every year have used the services of the travel agency Taino Tours, according to Lazaro O''Reilly, general director of the firm. The agency, a leading group among tour operators, sends about 20,000 tourists of more than 100,000 who travel to... read more...
Increasing cruise tourism in Cuba
July 19, 2016
To date, Cuba has been visited by 53,748 cruise passengers during the first half of the year, representing 40,751 more passengers than in the same period last year, according to the Cuban Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero. In this sense the opening of the first line cruise travel between the US... read more...
New hotel by Sheraton opens its doors in Havana
July 7, 2016
On June 28 opened the Hotel Four Points by Sheraton, the first US hotel to operate in Cuba since 1959. The formerly known as the Hotel "Fifth Avenue" located in Miramar is one of two hotels Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide chain agreed to manage a multimillion-dollar agreement with... read more...
Tourism in Cuba grows
June 24, 2016
On June 13 the figure of 2 million foreign visitors, a remarkable event was reached and also 27 days earlier than in the same period last year, according to the Cuban Ministry of Tourism. The results demonstrate the positioning of the destination Cuba in the international market and the... read more...
Proclaimed 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
April 10, 2016
The 60th Commission of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the Americas will meet between 3 and 4 May in Havana, to proclaim 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Organized by UNWTO and the Ministry of Tourism of Cuba, the meeting will include in its... read more...
In January 2016 tourist arrivals increased to Cuba
February 23, 2016
The Cuban specialist in tourism issues José Luis Perelló reported on February 13th in Havana only in Cuba last January received 417 764 visitors, which represents an increase of 12.7 percent over the same period the year precedent. "This implies good rate of increase for this... read more...
Copa Airlines increases its operations with Cuba
February 11, 2016
The Latinamerican company Copa Airlines has announced a new flight two times a week between Panama City and Holguin, in the eastern part of the island, begining next June 21st, on Tuesdays and Saturdays. "With this operation, Holguín becomes in the third destination in Cuba,... read more...
Cuba seeks investment to stimulate tourism
January 30, 2016
Cuba is looking for investors to help stimulate an unprecedented tourism boom after the country improved ties with the United States. The tourism industry, Cuba's second largest foreign revenue earner following the export of health services, has achieved a 17.4 percent rise in foreign visitors... read more...
AccorHotels will begin construction this year on its forth hotel in Cuba
January 7, 2016
Eric Peyre, AccorHotel’s Cuba head, says the company’s expansion plans are in anticipation of a wave of American tourists. The French hotel company will partner with Cuban tourism group Gaviota to open the 218-room hotel in Havana in 2018.  The company presently operates a... read more...
Until November 2015: more than 3 million tourists
December 24, 2015
The Caribbean island has received until November 2015, the number of 3 million 108 thousand 551 tourists, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics and Information (ONEI). This upward trend is mainly supported by the growing number of visitors to the island arrive via cruise ship, a... read more...
About 600,000 visitors will come to Cuba in the cruise season
December 23, 2015
This year 2015, which is about to finish, has been very intense with the theme cruises, thanks to recent agreements that have been signed between shipping companies and the Ministry of Tourism of Cuba. This weekend will begin the cruise season on the island, during which it is expected to... read more...
U.S. and Cuba reach deal on restoring commercial flights
December 16, 2015
The United States and Cuba are close to a deal on restoring regularly scheduled commercial flights, Cuban and American officials said Wednesday on the eve of the anniversary of detente between the Cold War foes. The diplomatic advance would help open the way for U.S. airlines to begin flying to... read more...
Ion Tiriac: Cuba will have a Unique Economic Power
December 15, 2015
Favored among other reasons for its exceptional natural quality, Cuba will have in the future an extraordinary economic power, Romanian Ion Tiriac, businessman and ex famous player and manager of tennis. I arrived here and I have done as in my own country: look in the long term, 20 years and... read more...
Cuban Resort Varadero Increases Accommodations
December 3, 2015
With the official opening of the first stage of the Hotel Vista Azul, this resort, the most important in Cuba, increased by 470 rooms the accommodations for tourists. According to Mintur, Varadero will have 20,566 rooms for tourists by the end of this year, while the whole province of Matanzas... read more...
Cuba Hits 2.6 Million Tourist Arrivals 2 Months Earlier Than in 2014
October 25, 2015
Tourist arrivals in Cuba totaled more than 2.6 million as of Sept. 30, with the island hitting the figure two months earlier than in 2014, the National Statistics and Information Office, or ONEI, said. Tourist arrivals during the first nine months of this year totaled 2.62 million, up by some... read more...
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