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Welcome to #FITCuba2019 / May 7th – 11th / #MorroCabaña #HavanaCuba

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The International Tourism Fair of Cuba, FITCuba 2019, on its 39th edition is the most important event in the Cuban Tourism Industry.

On this occasion the fair will be held at the Fortress of San Carlos de la Cabaña – construction of the eighteenth century, part of the Historic Center of Old Havana, declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 1982 by UNESCO.

Attendees will get the chance to enjoy a variety of celebrations for Havana 500th anniversary, from May 6 to 11, 2019. In addition professionals will benefit from commercial and promotional exchange as well.

Events and Incentives will be the main theme of this fair, among few other events taking place in Cuba are the International Habanos cigar Festival, the International Gibara Film Festival, the Fire Festival, FITCuba, TURNAT, FOTOSUB.

Spain will be the country’s guest of honor, a country linked to Cuba for more than five centuries.


@UN: 1M species in #dangerofextinction & human beings r responsible.


Original post / UN Report: Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’

PARIS, 6 May – Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history – and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the summary of which was approved at the 7th session of the IPBES Plenary, meeting last week (29 April – 4 May) in Paris.

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“The overwhelming evidence of the IPBES Global Assessment, from a wide range of different fields of knowledge, presents an ominous picture,” said IPBES Chair, Sir Robert Watson. “The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever. We are eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide.”

“The Report also tells us that it is not too late to make a difference, but only if we start now at every level from local to global,” he said. “Through ‘transformative change’, nature can still be conserved, restored and used sustainably – this is also key to meeting most other global goals. By transformative change, we mean a fundamental, system-wide reorganization across technological, economic and social factors, including paradigms, goals and values.”

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#Spanish Airline Evelop! Will Use Modern Plane Fly to #Cuba


The Spanish airline EVELOP! will soon start using the newly manufactured Airbus A350-900 on its flights to Cuba, beginning in May.

The aircraft will transfer travelers who, from Spain, wish to visit the Caribbean, in particular the wonderful destination Cuba, according to information disclosed on the website of the Onlinetours agency.

On Next May 5, it is scheduled to arrive in Havana, in the context of the International Tourism Fair which will be held from May 6 through 11 and which will have Spain as guest of honor.

The publication stresses that the flight will also happen in the context of the 500th anniversary of San Cristóbal de La Habana.

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Ecological Farmers in Humboldt Park / #Baracoa #Cuba #EcoTourism Via @VParadisoBCA

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Practical information and budget details

  • The agro-ecological visit is an optional addition you can request, included in the price for one of the park’s trails (except the Balcón de Iberia trail) or the Taco bay boat ride. This visit has to be requested 1 or preferably 2 days in advance of your visit to Humboldt Park, at the Ecotur agency in Baracoa. The families and farms you will visit may vary from one date to another.
  • To access the National Park, you have to go through the facilities at the entrance, which have a Visitors Centre as well as washrooms.
  • The agro-ecological visit, the various trails and the boat ride in Humboldt Park count on excellent guides who belong to local communities and who know these lands since their childhood. Their knowledge covers the history of the protected area, the flora and the fauna, the area’s peasant culture and traditional medicine. They are really good at spotting the different plant and animal species that could otherwise go unnoticed by visitors were they to do the hiking on their own. Using a guide is compulsory – you cannot explore the park unaccompanied.
  • Entrance to Humboldt Park is 10 CUC per person and that includes the guide service.
  • Ecotur agency runs excursions from Baracoa for a global price of 24 CUC per person, which includes transportation (round), the entrance fee, the guide service and, on the way back, a one-hour stop at Maguana beach. For that price, you can do one of the trails orTaco Bay the boat ride. The agro-ecological visit can be included if you request it in advance (one or preferably two days in advance).
  • If you’d rather get to the park on your own, a taxi for the day to Humboldt Park charges 45 CUC. If you share this expense with 3 other travelers, the cost per person comes down to 11.25 CUC. An additional advantage of going there on your own is that you can check out off-the-beaten-path Mapurisí beach on your way back from the Park.
  • Don’t forget to bring with you water to drink and a sandwich or other form of food.
  • We encourage you to offer your guide a tip, an always welcome extra bit of income for a local family. Likewise, we encourage you to buy from local women the sweets they offer to visitors (almond or peanut brittle, or the grated coconut cucuruchostypical of Baracoa). Such treats can be a good source of energy during the hike. And such little expenses help more local families benefit from a sustainable tourism.
  • We invite you to learn more about sustainable tourism in the Baracoa region.

Don’t miss the photos and videos of El Copal trail and El Recreo trail, nor the photos and videos of the boat ride in Taco Bay and the Balcón de Iberia trail in Alexander Humboldt National Park.

Snapshot Via TeleSurEnglish | The #US keeps imposing new sanctions against #Cuba but #Cuba keeps resisting #US attacks against its sovereignty / #HelmsBurtonAct #UnblockCuba

Via @OneEpiphany – #Travel Industry Reacts to President’s New Crackdown on #Cuba |

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Related / Before Trump was anti-Cuba, he wanted to open a hotel in Havana

Original Post / Travel Industry Reacts to President Trump’s New Crackdown on Cuba


In a move that’s being described by some in the travel industry as catering to southern Florida’s hard-liners in advance of the 2020 presidential elections, the Trump administration has announced harsh new Cuba sanctions and travel policy changes.

The administration is largely reversing Obama-era engagement policies toward the Caribbean island nation, while also describing its latest actions as an attempt to increase pressure on Cuba’s government in response to its support of the Nicolás Maduro regime in Venezuela.

Continue reading “Via @OneEpiphany – #Travel Industry Reacts to President’s New Crackdown on #Cuba |”

Undiscovered #Cuba Tour Via Insight Cuba


The intriguing island nation of Cuba is roughly 780 miles long. It’s a rich, geographically disparate stretch where virgin forests hug rustling tobacco fields, colonial cities sprout from the foot of rugged mountains, and rivers reach blue tentacles around fertile valleys. We wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to see it all.

In fact, that’s exactly why we created the 12-day Undiscovered Cuba Tour. For those of you with a desire to leave no stone un-turned, this is the ultimate tour. From the moment you touch ground in Havana, your Cuban guide is here to not only help navigate country roads and labyrinth streets, but to offer a unique perspective and understanding of the place they call home.

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Expectations Grow over Nature Tourism Event in #Cuba #Ecotourism Via Cadena Agramonte #Turnat2019

Experts and tour operators from all over the world are focusing their attention on the international nature tourism event to be held in Cuba this year.

The 12th edition of the International Nature Tourism Event (Turnat 2019) scheduled for September 23-28 in three provinces, with main venue in the southwestern Zapata swamps, is currently a meeting point of experts who aim at nature as a recreational modality.

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#Cuba comeback predicted – Via


After a decrease in stay over traffic from the U.S. in 2018, U.S. travel to Cuba this year is expected to increase, according to a recent survey of U.S. tour operators and other travel providers by the Center for Responsible Travel (Crest).

Travel to Cuba was hurt by U.S. policy changes in June 2017 that tightened the embargo and closed the loophole for individual travelers, followed by the State Department’s travel advisory in September that cautioned U.S. visitors to reconsider travel to the island.

U.S. stay over visitors dropped from 447,683 in 2017 to 297,360 in 2018.

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