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#FitCuba2018 / January to March 2018: Tourist arrivals to Cuba grow by 7% – Via Cubadebate

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Tourism represents for Cuba the second source of income behind the sale of professional services abroad, which represents a contribution of 10% to gross domestic product (GDP) and the generation of half a million jobs.

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Cuba maintains its commitment to welcome 5 million visitors in 2018 despite the devastating effects caused by Hurricane Irma as it passed through the country last September, according to the commercial director of the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur)

He advanced that in the next International Tourism Fair “FitCuba”, to be held from May 2 to 5 in Santa Maria Key and with the United Kingdom as a guest country, it is planned to “fine-tune” the contracting of operations for the winter 2018- 2019 and surpass the results of commercialization of tourist offers.

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Carnival Cruise Line Adds 20 More Cruises to Cuba – Via Cruise Radio

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Carnival Cruise Line has announced that they’ve added twenty new voyages to Cuba aboard Carnival Paradise from Tampa in 2019. The itineraries are in addition to the 17 recently announced Cuba cruises aboard Carnival Sensation from Miami next year.

The newly-added five-day cruises on Paradise will depart Tampa on Saturdays and feature a day-long or a full day and overnight in the Cuban capital of Havana, along with stops in Key West and Cozumel.

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#FitCuba2018 : Villa Clara Keys

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From May 2 to 6, 2018 this space will be open, where professionals and visitors will enjoy the varied offers that characterize Cuba and this time Villa Clara, as a tourist destination in the central region of the country. A fair of a professional nature, where they will dedicate days to commercial and promotional exchange.

The keys of Villa Clara will be presented: Santa Maria, Ensenachos and Las Brujas, incredible islets of excellent beaches; an impressive natural environment and a first class infrastructure in terms of comfort and facilities; harmoniously inserted in nature.

To this spectacular destination, specialists and promoters of the leisure industry will also visit and appreciate in addition to the bounties of their keys, other cities in development: Caibarien, Remedios, Sagua la Grande and Santa Clara, which complement the offer of Cuban tourism.

On this occasion, it will be dedicated to the United Kingdom as the guest of honor and to the sun and beach modality as a product.

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Travel Destinations: Holguin

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Holguin as a tourist destination, in Cuba, is distinguished by its authenticity, diversity and high level of sustainability. It also stands out for its picturesque relieves of great scenic value. It shows a set of tangible elements, loaded with cultural symbols and resulting in a platform for dialogue not only between cultures but also between man and nature.

The extraordinarily crystalline waters and white sand of the north coast demonstrate the excellence of its beaches. We have the hop-on hop-off bus transfer to the beaches and surrounding places. For lovers of nature, the sunset on these beaches is a unique formulation that contrasts with the progressive predominance of green vegetation over the blue of the sea

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Cuba Educational Travel: 99.13 percent of said they were “very safe” or “safe” in Cuba.

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The US organization Cuba Educational Travel has just given strong elements on the issue of security on the island, by conducting a survey to those who traveled to the archipelago the past 14 months, from January 2017 to February 2018.

American citizens responded anonymously to eight basic questions related to their stay in the Caribbean nation and the results were clear:

  • 99.13 percent of the 462 interviewees said they were “very safe” or “safe.”
  • ” Only three said they felt “insecure” on their trip,
  • one reported not being clear about their response and
  • none described their stay as “very insecure”.

 

 

Kennedy Center Celebrates Cuban Culture – Via TeleSur English

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The Kennedy Center is honoring Cuban arts and culture in May, forty years after the Cuban National Ballet’s debut at the Washington venue.

The Cuban celebration, which will last until October, is opening with a two-week May cultural event – “Artes de Cuba: From the Island to the World” – to feature music, theater, dance, visual arts and film of Cubans and Cuban Americans.

Performers include singer Omara Portuondo, the band Los Van Van, the Malpaso Dance Company and the Argo TeatroOne. During the last two weeks of May, the public will also be able to enjoy a “Havana Film Festival.” Several of the daily programs, such as Cuba Goes Tap, will be free performances.

For the grand finale, the Cuban National Ballet will perform Don Quixote and Giselle.

“One of the things I’m trying to connect is the fact that the United States has Cuban music and Cuban arts in its DNA,” festival curator Alicia Adams tells the Washington Post. “We’re doing our best to bring as much of Cuba here as we can,” says Adams.

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Thinking about taking a family vacation? Cuba is safe, welcoming and FUN for the entire clan ! – Via Insight Cuba

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Are you wondering if traveling to Cuba is a good idea for kids? This island country is totally safe and a fun destination for travelers of all ages! And one of the things we’ve learned taking children to Cuba is that they often bring a surprising perspective along with unique observations that could help you appreciate the charming island even more.

If you’re worried about safety or accommodations — don’t be.  Cuba is relatively well-developed in many areas and even rivals many top-notch destinations in the Caribbean and Latin American in terms of safety, infrastructure, attractions and activities. An added bonus is the hospitality of the Cuban people who will make you feel right at home even with little ones in tow.

If you’re going to take the leap and travel to Cuba with kids. Here are some things that you should know.

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises to sail most immersive luxury Cuba Cruise in 2019 – Via Cruise Trade News

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As the only North American luxury cruise line to be granted permission to offer voyages to Cuba, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is adding eight more visits to the Caribbean island on two itineraries in 2019 and 2020. Seven Seas Mariner will offer the line’s first immersive Cuba itinerary on her 15 October 2019 voyage, calling on Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba.

Guests will be provided with opportunities to engage in group, people-to-people activities intended to enhance contact with the Cuban people, and to immerse in the island’s culture. Havana is also being added into Seven Seas Navigator’s 25 April 2020 voyage.

“We are proud to have been the first North American luxury line to call on Cuba and are delighted to offer more opportunities for travelers to visit such a historic and culture-rich destination,” said Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “On these eight future sailings that visit Cuba, guests will be treated to informative presentations from experts and scholars, as well as enjoy our distinctive, highly personalized service from every member of our exceptional staff and crew.”

As part of Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ most-inclusive luxury experience, guests have the widest selection of free and unlimited, expertly crafted Cuba shore excursions in compliance with the Office of Foreign Assets Control’s (OFAC) regulations. Guests can meet with the people of Cuba and explore the island’s music, art, history and culture while enjoying as many shore excursions as their time allows.

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