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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...
Tourist Destination Cuba Promoted in Ecuador
October 20, 2015
Cuba is not only Havana and Varadero, said the representative of Cuba''s Tourism Ministry, Pablo Vazquez while presenting in Ecuador the Island''s tourist offers. Vazquez, who is the Cuba's tourism representative for Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela and Central America, added that Cuba has 10... read more...
Canadians prefer Cuba as tourist destination in the Caribbean
October 2, 2015
The first tourist destination in the Caribbean and the second vacation venue of choice for Canadian tourists represents Cuba. Until September, 41% of all arrivals in Cuba come from Canada as main tourist market. The increase registered is in the first instance cyclical, but nonetheless a... read more...
Cuba celebrates World Tourism Day with excellent figures
September 29, 2015
Last September 27th was celebrated worldwide the World Tourism Day, which is especially important for Cuba as the industry represents 7 percent of the country´s GDP, said representatives of the Tourism Ministry. From January to July, tourism grew 17 percent with 2 million 194 thousand 134... read more...
TURNAT 2015: an excellent step to show the Cuban natural wonders
September 24, 2015
The holding in this island of 10th International Nature Tourism Event, Turnat 2015, has much to do with the development of the travel industry in this country. Cuba has 110,922 square kilometers, including 746 kilometers of coastline (an overall length of 1,250 kilometers from Cabo de San Antonio,... read more...
Pope Francisco already in Cuba
September 19, 2015
With a cordial reception of the Cuban people and of President Raul Castro, Pope Francis was received at the "Jose Marti" International Airport in Havana. The Head of State Vatican comes to Cuba as ambassador of friendship and mercy, and also come to bring a message of peace and freedom... read more...
Cuba Promotes as Destination for Investment and Tourism in China
September 12, 2015
Cuba is promoted today as a destination for investment and tourism in China. Lisbet Quesada, Cuban general consul in China, stated the major opportunities offered by the Caribbean island as a destination for business, foreign investment, and tourism. The presentation of Quesada, an invitation to... read more...
Number of foreign visitors to Cuba rises 17 pct.
September 10, 2015
Arrivals of foreign tourists in Cuba have increased 17 percent so far this year over the same period in 2014, according to the words of Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero. The additional visitors have come mainly from Canada, Britain, Spain, Mexico, France and Italy, the minister said in remarks... read more...
Cuba Has a Lot To Do Before Opening All of Its Doors To Tourists
September 6, 2015
As most of us know by now, the diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba have been restored. With that, more and more Americans now see Cuba as a destination. The island has already seen more visitors than last year and the number is growing, which is good but at the same time... read more...
Expectation in Cuba for ecotourism event is growing
August 30, 2015
The tenth edition of the International Nature Tourism Event Turnat 2015, scheduled to be held in Cuba next September 21st to 27th, raises expectations in sectors of the travel industry, not only in Cuba, but also in the whole continent. Especially Latin American journalists and tour operators... read more...
Japanese outbound travel to Cuba projected growth
August 25, 2015
Japanese travel agencies expect to increase the number of arrivals to the Caribbean island this year. The momentum is due to the restoration of diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba recently and the international interest in promoting tourism exchange relations with the island. Travelers... read more...
Reopened the American Embassy in Havana, new opportunities for tourism
August 18, 2015
Last Friday the U.S Embassy in Havana has been reopened in a moving ceremony. Finally, the administration of Obama has marked the end of an era of a political silence between both countries. This is an important step to eliminate the unfair Embargo, the oldest and lasting form of economic pressure... read more...
The popularity of the destination Cuba increases in the world
August 10, 2015
According to the results shown by the company Sojern.com, Cuba is one of the tourist destinations most increasing popularity and has maintained an upward trend during the last quarter, climbing another position from the first half to reach the position number 14 in the list of the 20 most popular... read more...
The Cuban Tourism Group Gaviota S.A. gets ready for US opening
August 9, 2015
Gaviota, the largest tourism group in the country plans by the year 2020 to nearly double its number of hotel rooms islandwide to 50,000. The important group expects to open three new hotels in Havana over the next three years as it bids to make the Cuban capital a premier urban tourism destination... read more...
An atmosphere of expectation on the opening between US and Cuba
August 2, 2015
Many hope to benefit quickly under new U.S. rules allowing "purposeful" trips such as humanitarian or educational missions without a license. Others are preparing for what appears to be the inevitable day when the United States permits open travel. The latest to act was Carnival Corp.,... read more...
Venezuelans must have a visa to travel to Cuba
July 27, 2015
According to the Cuban consulate in Caracas and the Venezuelan Consortium Aircraft Industries and Air Services (Conviasa) and already in effect from July 24, Venezuelans wishing to travel to Cuba should opt for a tourist visa as an initial step for arrangements with travel agents, the validity of a... read more...
The Caribbean region looks with suspicion the issue of the opening of relations with the US
July 23, 2015
Most Caribbean islands suspect that with the opening of US relations with Cuba, the tourist map of the region will change in favor of the largest Caribbean island. “Overall as the Caribbean its probably exciting that Cuba is coming into the market especially for North American... read more...
First regular Houston-Cuba flight begins next month
July 18, 2015
A charter company will start weekly flights from Houston to Havana, making the first regular flight from the Bayou City to the once-forbidden Caribbean island. General tourism isn't allowed, but travelers from the U.S. to Cuba no longer have to apply for special licenses. This initiative is... read more...
Two million international tourists with 39 days of advance respect 2014 in Cuba
July 15, 2015
Two million tourists in the year has been reached by Cuba with 39 days of advance thanks to the excellent positioning of the island in the main European markets and Canada.  This event represents an increase of international tourism by 16% over the previous year, being still Canada the... read more...
Carnival Corporation will operate between Cuba and US next year
July 10, 2015
Carnival Corporation has received the approval from the US government to operate travel in principle to Cuba seven days from May 2016, as reported by the company in a statement. The shipping company, which will operate services to the island with their brand Fathom, said that the aim is to provide... read more...
JetBlue Airways Corporation and Delta Air Lines announce new charters from New York to Havana
July 7, 2015
JetBlue Airways Corporation has launched charter flights from New York to Havana. JetBlue will be the first airline to introduce flights to Cuba after decades. The airline launched the flight services following President Barak Obama’s decision to soften ties with Cuba and has also been... read more...
Spanish Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism visits Cuba
July 7, 2015
The Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism of Spain, Jose Manuel Soria, will arrive in Havana on Monday on a visit aimed at strengthening business and trade bonds with Cuba. The Spanish Minister's program of visits includes a meeting with Ricardo Cabrisas, Vice-president of the Cuban Council... read more...
The Italian Company MSC Cruises will take as a base port to Havana
July 3, 2015
When tourism in Cuba is growing at over 15 percent annually, the Italian company MSC Cruises reports that starting in December will take as a base port to Havana, for its operations in the Caribbean. The inclusion of Cuba as a destination based modifies the original schedule of the winter season... read more...
Cuba and US for reopening the embassies in Washington and Havana
June 30, 2015
This Wednesday at 11 am US President Obama will announce the reopening of embassies in both capitals Washington and Havana, after more than 50 years of silence in the political field. Cuba has been blocked economically and politically with the embargo imposed in 1961 and since that date the US... read more...
The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) openly supports the opening with Cuba
June 22, 2015
Recently was announced the founding of the organization Cuba Engage Coalition, which is dedicated to promoting and supporting the elimination of restrictions on US business with Cuba, an organization that has found a loyal ally from the beginning to the American Society of Travel Agents... read more...
Havana and Beijing signed agreements to establish direct flights between the two capitals
June 15, 2015
According to the authorities of the Cuban and Chinese civil aviation, there are numerous reasons for leaving established an air connection across the Pacific Ocean between Beijing and Havana, with consequent savings in time between the two countries far apart geographically. The operation is... read more...
Spanish Economy Minister will soon visit to Cuba
June 11, 2015
Luis de Guindos, Spanish Minister of Economy and Competitiveness has recently stated that he will visit Cuba to attend an economic conference in Havana, where he will for sure receive an attended closely by the Cuban authorities of the Ministry of Economy and Planning and the party and the... read more...
Germany is consolidated as the second issuing tourist market to Cuba
June 5, 2015
For the period between April and October 2015, the german travel agencies increase its hotel reservations in comparison with the same period years ago in a 22%, according to the recent information from Amadeus. The increase is valid in countries far from the Cuban shores as United Arab Emirates,... read more...
Iberia resumes its operations with Havana
June 1, 2015
At 10 tonight will arrive in Havana the first Airbus A330 coming from Madrid to the International Airport "José Martí", according to reliable sources, after the definitive statement of Iberia renewing the air connection between both capitals, broken two years ago. In... read more...
The political will of USA will eliminate all the restrictions on travel to Cuba
May 29, 2015
A US bipartisan group advocates for the elimination of restricting travel as tourists to US citizens, including activists and businessman of Democrats and Republicans who see in Cuba a great opportunity for economic growth, as well as numerous companies represented in the Fortune 500, both in... read more...
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