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Jardines del Rey prepares for the biggest tourist event of the year
March 16, 2015
The famous Cuban tourist destination "Jardines del Rey" is already prepared for version XXXV International Tourism Fair (FITUR 2015) whose peculiarity this year is the opening of the largest hotel worldwide that belongs to the Spanish Hotel Chain Meliá Internationals, a mega hotel... read more...
Cuba present at the World Tourism Hall in Paris
March 14, 2015
The French nation holds, as usual, the World Tourism Hall of Paris, this year from 19 to 22 March, where delegations attend as exhibitors to publicize the news of their tourism products and provide detailed information about their destinations. To this end Cuba participates with the aim of... read more...
Swiss airline increases its flight frequencies to Havana
March 12, 2015
Edelweiss, the Swiss airline that is flying to Havana once a week (Thursday), recently announced that it will increase its flights to Havana with two frequencies this time from next October and during the winter season, a fact that shows the enormous recognition which is having Cuban tourism and... read more...
Arriving in Cuba 52 000 visitors in this January compared to January 2014
March 9, 2015
The official figures were released by the National Bureau of Statistics and Information (ONEI), representing a 16% increase over the same period last year. The excellent figures show a renovated Cuban tourism and the incorporation of many initiatives for the new political context that the country... read more...
The Cuban tourist destination Jardines del Rey shows record numbers of visitors
March 5, 2015
During last February, the famous tourist destination Jardines del Rey, as baptized in 1513 by the admiral Diego Velasquez and located north of the Cuban province of Ciego de Avila, repeatedly reported record numbers of overnight stays. According to official sources the tourist destination grew to... read more...
Cuba has grown in tourist arrivals and income from tourism in 2014
March 4, 2015
The figures released by the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Cuba and the National Bureau of Statistics and Information (ONEI) confirm that Cuba has grown in 2014 not only in the number of arrivals, but also in income. The collection of some of the major companies belonging to the Cuban... read more...
The Americans are already preparing their bags to travel to Cuba
March 3, 2015
After the recent talks between the governments of Castro and Obama last December and the lifting of some restrictions on travel for US citizens, there is a climate of curiosity and mystery among the American community who wants to know the island and has already attracted much dialogues between... read more...
The Cuban Tourism Group Gaviota, S.A. commitment to growth of the Portuguese tourism on the island
March 2, 2015
The Lisbon Tourism Fair (BTL) which concluded yesterday was beneficial to Cuba and in particular for the Cuban Tourism Group Gaviota SA from which were topics related to air connectivity to the keys north of the island with the Portuguese charter and tour operator Sonhando from July to September... read more...
Cuba will participate in the International Tourism Exchange ITB Berlin 2015
February 27, 2015
The Cuban delegation mainly made up of senior managers of the MINTUR (Cuban Ministry of Tourism) will be present next March 4 in the German capital to participate in the International Tourism Exchange ITB 2015 which will run until 8 March. The main objective of the Cuban participation in this... read more...
China and Cuba plan to build new hotels on the island
February 26, 2015
The Asian giant is showing signs of interest in the expansion of tourism in Cuba, according to Ma Kequian, deputy director of the Chinese Embassy in Havana. His Excellency said that the Asian firm with extensive international presence Beijing Enterprises Holdings Limited aims to create a five star... read more...
The International Festival of Habanos 2015 is in session already in Havana, the feast of the Cuban Cigar
February 24, 2015
The lovers of the best cigars on the world will gather for five days, from 23 to 27 February 2015 in the capital of all Cubans, the beautiful Havana, to taste and reconfirm the health of the most internationally famous brands related to Cuba around the world. For the seventeenth time, the... read more...
Cuba will participate in the International Tourism Fair in Lisbon
February 22, 2015
Next February 24 will be inaugurated, and will last for one week, one of the tourist fairs of major importance in the Iberian Peninsula, the International Tourism Fair in Lisbon, where Cuba will have a significant involvement prior to the 35th International Tourism Fair FITCUBA 2015, which this... read more...
The New York Times highlights the possibility to develop health tourism in Cuba
February 20, 2015
Thanks to the significant progress that has reached medical care in Cuba and the international prestige of Cuban medicine in the early treatment of many diseases that affect significantly internationally, and whose treatment is extremely expensive, Cuba today is an important place for the practice... read more...
The Spanish hotel chain Meliá celebrates 25 years in Cuba
February 18, 2015
Since Meliá founded its first hotel in Cuba, the Sol Palmeras in Varadero, it has been 25 years of hard struggle, overcoming many political and economic obstacles. A quarter century later, the Majorcan chain is the one with the largest presence in the country with more than 13,000 rooms... read more...
Canadian Hotel Chain Blue Diamond consolidates its presence in Havana
February 18, 2015
Having recently announced the addition of Hotel Memories Miramar Havana, formerly part of the Hotel Chain Occidental, and the Aparthotel Montehabana, planned to be used for the business market segment in the capital of all Cubans, the Canadian chain Blue Diamond, the second largest hotel chain in... read more...
The airline Air China wants to lay the foundations of the new air operation with Cuba
February 9, 2015
As part of the negotiations between the Asian giant and Cuba for the establishment of direct flight between Beijing and Havana, a delegation of Air China, headed by an executive of the airline Zhang Xin, will be traveling in March to Cuba in order to leave established the details of the aerial... read more...
The New York-Havana route has its first direct flight
February 8, 2015
The new measures taken by President Obama last December featuring high expectations of flows of American tourist to Cuba begins to bear fruit in the direct flight New York - Havana that from next March 17 will have weekly and will sell through the American travel agency Cuban travel Services... read more...
The charms of Cuban tourism will be present at the Milan Stock Exchange
February 8, 2015
The Italian city of Milan will host this year 2015 of the XXXV International Tourism Exchange (BIT 2015) from 12 to 14 next February, a major event that takes place in one of the most important tourist markets for the Caribbean nation. Precisely Cuban tourism ministry will be betting on the... read more...
Camagüey celebrates its anniversary 501 with numerous activities
February 6, 2015
The city of Camagüey celebrates its 501 anniversary with numerous activities, that have been ongoing since last week and will continue until next week, what shows the extraordinary optimism and pride of the villagers with their homeland, even after more than half a millennium of... read more...
American Express will begin soon its transactions in Cuba
February 5, 2015
The American company American Express is requesting authorization from the Treasury Department of the United States to operate in Cuba through their cards, like Mastercard, although there isn´t yet a date set to begin with the operations in the island. Many American companies have... read more...
The city of Camagüey celebrated its 501 birthday
February 4, 2015
Located in the central-eastern part of the Cuban archipelago, the city of Camagüey or Villa de Santa María del Puerto del Principe, Cultural Heritage, celebrates today, February 2nd, its 501 years of existence. Longevous in its tradition, the city receives today a new anniversary with... read more...
Cuban Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero was given an award for his outstanding work in the sector in Cuba
February 4, 2015
As part of the International Tourism Fair in Madrid, Cuban Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero received from the General Manager of BlueBay, Joaquím Janer, an award in recognition of his outstanding work in the tourism sector in Cuba and the major boost for tourism that he has given in the... read more...
Eden Viaggi opens a new club in Cuba
December 25, 2014
The Italian operator, Eden Viaggi, with broad participation and prominence in the Italian tourist market, opens a new club (way of travelling well spread in Cuba by the Italian operators) on this occasion in Cayo Guillermo, in the Hotel Allegro Cayo Guillermo. Eden Viaggi strengthen its concept... read more...
The hotel chains Globalia and Gran Caribe merge hotels in Varadero
December 24, 2014
The Cuban tourist destination Varadero, or the beautiful blue beach “Playa Azul” welcomes new initiatives with regard to hotel management. On this occasion, the hotel chains Globalia and the Cuban Gran Caribe merge two hotels with a great tradition of accommodation in Cuba: Villa Cuba... read more...
Blue Diamond extends its operations in Cuba
December 11, 2014
The Canadian company Blue Diamond with a great participation in the country extends its operation with the new Hotel Memories Holguín, formerly Riu Playa Turquesa. The Canadian hotel chain has seven more tourist facilities and about four thousand rooms. Its new facility, located on the... read more...
Havana City in the list of the seven cities wonders in the world
December 9, 2014
Havana City is today part of the list of the seven cities wonders of the world, in accordance with Bernard Weber, president of the organizing foundation The New7Wonders, owing to the global diversity shown inside the urban context in the capital of all the Cubans. The definitive selection of... read more...
Cuba promotes its offerings at the International Tourism Fair in Shanghai
November 20, 2014
Cuba was promoted as an excellent destination for sun&beach travel in the International Tourism Trade Fair in Shanghai, the biggest event of its kind in Asia, and attracted the interest of travel agencies and tour operators participating. Many promotional media supported the tourist offers... read more...
Cuban Tourism Offers Important Opportunities to Foreign Investors
November 18, 2014
Cuba is now offering important foreign investment opportunities in its tourist sector, which is the second major hard-currency earner after the export of professional services. In a commentary, Xinhua news agency recalls that these opportunities were announced during the launching of the Foreign... read more...
Strengthen commercial relations between Cuba and Portugal
November 11, 2014
During the International Fair of Havana, Cuba and Portugal strengthened its economic and commercial relations in a forum where the Portuguese state secretaries of Food, Tourism and Foreign Affairs were present and also Paulo Portas, Deputy Prime Minister of the participating European... read more...
Canadian Flight Opens Winter Season for Eastern Cuban Tourism
November 10, 2014
The arrival of a Sunwing flight from Toronto, Ontario, marked the beginning of the winter season for tourism in the eastern Cuban province of Santiago de Cuba. The vacationers were met at the Antonio Maceo International Airport by the Son Cristal Quintet, a band belonging to the Turarte Agency,... read more...
German Airline Condor Opens New Flight to Varadero
November 6, 2014
German Airline Condor Opens New Flight to Varadero German airline Condor today opens a new departure of its direct flights to Varadero, the major Cuban beach resort, some 140 kilometers east of this capital. This new departure to Cuba will allow the arrival of visitors not only from Cologne,... read more...
Cuba ready for the high season of tourism
November 5, 2014
Cuba gets ready for receiving the highest amount of tourist of the year. The Island waits to overcome the figures of 2013. Despite of complicated context of world crisis, the country registered the arriving of 2071533 visitors until August, an increase of 3, 7% with regard to 2013 and it waits for... read more...
Cuba Shows Her Best in Buenos Aires Tourism Fair
October 27, 2014
Incentivated by a notable rise in Argentine passengers to Cuba in September, Cuba shows here her tourism best products and destinations at the Buenos Aires Tourism Fair, FIT 2014. Representatives of the hotel chains Melia, Iberostar, ROC Hotels,. Superclubs, Blue Diamond, Paradiso, Barcelo,... read more...
Cuba presents its tourist offers to attract Spanish visitors
October 24, 2014
Cuba presented in the Spanish cities of Vigo, Oviedo and San Sebastián offers of its tourist-centric destinations for sun and beach and the 500th anniversary of Santiago de Cuba to be held in 2015. At the end of September, Spain ranked ninth among tourism generating countries to Cuba,... read more...
Cuba to Build More Golf Courses
October 15, 2014
At the beginning of the year, the Cuban State company Grupo Palmares (the company responsible for developing golf courses for the tourism) and the British company Esencia Hotels and Resorts, founded The Cabonera Golf and Country Club, Cuba’s first joint venture real estate company. This... read more...
Cuba continues seeking economic and trade relations with foreign partners
October 13, 2014
The Cuban government aims to diversify and strengthen their economic and trade relations with foreign countries, so that country officials have held meetings with business representatives from nations like Japan, Spain and Iran. On the one hand, Ali Chegeni, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of... read more...
Cuban airline to restart San José - Havana route in November
September 27, 2014
Cuban airline company Cubana de Aviación will offer nonstop flights between Cuba and Costa Rica starting on Nov. 16, the airline confirmed to Cuban media this week. The carrier dropped the route in August 2008. But the airline will reopen the flight as part of an objective to... read more...
Cuba to hold int'l trade fair to attract foreign investment
September 18, 2014
Cuba will hold the 32nd International Trade Fair of Havana (FIHAV 2014) on Nov. 2-8 to attract foreign investment in its priority economic sectors, an official said here Tuesday. The FIHAV 2014, the most important commercial event in Cuba, will offer opportunities for outside investors to enter... read more...
Increasing number of Cubans visit major tourist resort
September 4, 2014
The number of Cuban vacationers who stayed at Varadero, Cuba´s major tourist resort, was calculated at 112 thousand during the first half of the year, standing for 21 percent growth if compared to similar period of 2013, according to the Tourism Ministry. The statistics say that 23... read more...
Beyonce, Jay-Z Cuba trip ruled legal
August 25, 2014
The US Treasury Department's inspector general has determined Jay-Z and Beyonce's fifth-anniversary trip to Cuba last year was legal under rules allowing educational travel to the island. The music superstars angered several Republican politicians in Florida with their four-day visit to Havana,... read more...
Cuba to showcase culture at Milan Expo
August 15, 2014
Cuba says it will showcase its culture and promote its tourism at Milan Expo 2015. According to the island's Chamber of Commerce, Cuba will dedicate its pavilion to nutrition and the country's food production. "Expo can offer many opportunities for Cuba," said Italy's ambassador in... read more...
Summer tourism in Trinidad de Cuba
August 9, 2014
Not even the high temperatures of the Cuban summer have overcome the charm and magic of the Holy Trinity Village, Cultural Heritage of Humanity. As a distinction from these times, the cobblestone streets, the colonial architecture, and the air that mark the excellence of Trinidad as a... read more...
Cuba: Close to 4% Increase in tourism in first semester
August 3, 2014
From January to June, 2014, Cuba received one million 660,055 tourists, a figure that represents a growth of almost four percent as compared to figures of the same period of 2013. These results are not totally encouraging for a sector that aspires to reach this year the figure of three million... read more...
Cuba: Rural Tourism options redesigned
July 25, 2014
Known for its rural sites and the excellent qualities of its tobacco, Pinar del Rio promotes rural tourism as a leisure option, involving the agricultural activities of the province located in the far west of Cuba, said specialists. The Tobacco Route includes fields of the San Luis and San Juan... read more...
Swiss chain Kempinski to run Major Cuban Hotel
July 18, 2014
The hotel rebuilt by Gaviota SA Tourism Group at Gomez block, in this city, will operate under the management of Swiss chain Kempinski, which luxury services are spread all around the world. Authorities of Cuban Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR by its Spanish acronym) confirmed the news to the press... read more...
Cuban Tourism on the Rise
July 1, 2014
Cuba received 1,478,636 international tourists during the first five months of 2014, representing an increase of 4.6 percent compared to the same period of the previous year. In May alone, 195,753 international tourists opted for Cuba as a recreational destination, surpassing the 191,213... read more...
Cubans have high professionalism in gastronomy tourism
April 29, 2014
Cubans are professionally well trained in the tourism and gastronomy sector, said the President of the Federation of Culinary Associations of the Republic of Cuba (FACRC), Eduardo Fernandez. The expert said that type of meetings of professionals allows an exchange not only between the chefs and... read more...
Number of U.S. travelers going to Cuba is on the rise, report says
April 24, 2014
More Americans are going to Cuba, which makes the U.S. the second tourism source for the island nation after Canada, according to a new report. Despite a travel embargo that's been in effect for half a century, 173,550 Americans went to Cuba in January through March. "The data confirms,... read more...
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