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Eusebio Leal, the historian who saved the Historic Center of Havana.
August 1, 2020
It is impossible to calculate how much Havana and Cuban culture owes Eusebio Leal. Although his official position was simply that of a historian of the city, Leal, who died on Friday in the Cuban capital at the age of 77, was much more than that because he largely owes the rescue and rehabilitation... read more...
American Airlines plans flights to Cuba for the end of August.
July 31, 2020
The North American airline American Airlines informed the Hispanic chain in the United States, Telemundo, that it values ​​the restart of its flights to Cuba by the end of August. According to the television outlet, American Airlines is planning to resume regular flights to Cuba and... read more...
Cuba, a safe destination for British tourism.
July 25, 2020
As of July 24, the British will be able to travel to Cuba, a country that is no longer on the list of nations or territories with a "global warning against non-essential international travel" from the Commonwealth Office of Foreign Affairs (FCO). English). In a tweet on his personal... read more...
Jardines del Rey facilities certified with a view to restarting tourism.
July 20, 2020
Several facilities at the Jardines del Rey destination, north of Ciego de Ávila, have been certified with the most hygienic and safe tourism condition and are ready to receive foreign visitors. Iyolexis Correa Lorenzo, delegate of the Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) in the territory,... read more...
Tour Operators Association of Russia promotes the destination Cuba.
July 17, 2020
The Russian Tour Operators Association (ATOR) informed tourists from that country about the conditions for vacationing in Cuba, whose keys have been open for foreign tourism since the beginning of this month. The document "Cuba is open to Russian tourists: what is needed to enter",... read more...
Canadian airline OWG opens with flights to Cuba.
July 15, 2020
The newborn Canadian airline OWG will offer direct flights to Cuba, aboard the modern B737-400, announced the tour operator of that country "Hello Sun Holidays" with whom it was associated for these procedures and thus Cuba will depart as its inaugural destination. The partnership... read more...
Melia Hotels highlights Cuba as a safe tourist destination.
July 10, 2020
The spanish chain Meliá Hotels highlighted Cuba as a safe destination during the post-Covid-19 recovery stage, thanks to the successes of the local authorities in controlling the epidemiological situation. "One of the great successes of the epidemiological situation in the country... read more...
Cuba opened its borders to international tourism.
July 3, 2020
The government of Cuba has decided to open its airspace to tourist flights from abroad since Wednesday, the riskiest measure of all those that have been taken since the country began its return to normality. However, the decision is based on the sanitary control that has been established in the... read more...
Melia Cuba: on the reopening of its hotels.
June 8, 2020
Gabriel Escarrer, Executive Vice President and CEO of Meliá Hotels International, has spoken about the return of the famous Spanish chain to reopening to tourism. “After more than two months of global confinement (…) we finally have a glimpse of a close return to hotel... read more...
Melia Cuba recommends visiting Cienfuegos.
May 29, 2020
A city worth including on your travel list. We continue # SoñandoConViajar por #ElAlmaDeCuba! With this tweet, the Spanish chain continues to bet on Cuba. Gabriel Escarrer, CEO of Meliá Hotels International, the Spanish hotel chain of excellence in Cuba, stated last April that he... read more...
Air Canada flights to Cuba will begin in June.
May 13, 2020
The Canadian airline Air Canada announced that from June it will resume its usual itineraries to Cuba and to other tourist destinations in the Caribbean, both in Jamaica and Mexico, which had been interrupted by the current complex situation. Nino Montagnese, who is the manager of Air Canada... read more...
The first Melia hotel in Cuba turns 30 years old.
May 9, 2020
The first hotel of the Spanish company Meliá in Cuba will celebrate its 30th anniversary on May 10, when the Iberian firm is currently strongly committed to island tourism. Despite the pressure of Covid-19 on the travel industry, the Mallorcan firm has high hopes that this island will... read more...
Tourism in Cuba: creating conditions for recovery.
May 2, 2020
While some countries in the world are already starting to announce dates for their reopening to tourism, others, like Cuba, are working to create the conditions for when the time comes, to receive tourists as expected and deserved. Provinces like Matanzas and Cienfuegos carry out actions in... read more...
Hotel infrastructure in Cuba continues to grow
July 13, 2018
Sun and beach tourism continues to be the highlight of this sector in Cuba. The country is a tourist reference in the Caribbean. An example of this development are the keys of Villa Clara, since they were connected to the mainland in 1995, their progression has been unstoppable. Today they have 10... read more...
Cuba will seek to consolidate itself in China as a reference tourist destination
July 2, 2018
Despite the geographical distance, Cuba has been betting in recent times to promote itself in China as a tourist destination and, according to a press release from the Ministry of Tourism of the Island that reproduces the official Cuban press, the efforts have resulted in during the first months of... read more...
Cuba is positioned as an attractive destination for cruising
June 15, 2018
Increasingly, the number of cruise companies that incorporate Cuba into their itineraries, even with luxury ships and large passenger capacity, shows the growing favorable image of this country as a safe destination. There are currently 17 companies operating in Cuba with 25 boats, which... read more...
Growing emission of Brazilian tourists to Cuba
June 8, 2018
The emission of Brazilian tourists to Cuba maintained its tendency to sustained growth by increasing last May close to 26 percent compared to the same period of 2017, according to sources from the sector. In May, more than three thousand 180 visitors from Brazil arrived, 25.98 percent more than... read more...
Meeting Point Hotels is present in the Cuban market
June 1, 2018
Meeting Point Hotels, subsidiary of the German tour operator FTI, will take over this year the management of the former Naviti Bleach Club Varadero, now under the name of Labranda Varadero Resort. According to experts of the sector, the chain considers the possibility of marketing the old... read more...
Increase JetBlue flights from the United States to Cuba
May 11, 2018
The US airline JetBlue announced that it will expand its services to Havana, with a new route from Boston and more frequencies from Fort Lauderdale, and to Mexico City, launching nonstop flights from New York. The airline said in a statement that from November 10 will offer the first nonstop... read more...
Optimist 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...
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