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Cuba gears up for high tourist season – Via Xinhuanet


Cuba’s tourism industry is preparing for the year-end high season, hoping to see an increase in foreign visitors despite deteriorating ties with the United States.

Considered the most dynamic sector of the national economy, tourism has suffered from travel restrictions reimposed by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Regulations that once again make it difficult for Americans to travel to Cuba — following a brief period of detente under Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama — have led U.S. airlines to scale back flights to Havana and other Cuban cities.

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NOT TO BE MISSED: NEW YEAR’S IN #HAVANA – Via Cuba Educational Travel


Cubans, romantic and family-oriented, celebrate hard on holidays and there are no bigger than Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day and, of course, New Year’s Eve. There are big turn outs for political demonstrations for May Day (worker’s day) and July 26th (Independence Day), but the heart and soul of Cubans come out on New Year’s. There’s no better day to experience the island and its people!

Cuban families come out in force, roasting pigs, dancing reggaeton, hugging and kissing and wearing their hearts on their sleeves. Phone lines for the state-run telecom company jam up from all the messages and calls of good luck, love and happiness, both within Cuba and coming from Miami and elsewhere. Taxi drivers make big bucks on crowded streets but it’s almost impossible to find a ride because no payday is high enough for a Cuban to leave loved ones alone on this special night. Waiters, bartenders and front desk staff take care of you (kind of), but also tend to their colleagues and the specialness this day represents.

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This couple has been to Cuba 97 times! – Via Toronto Star

THE 10 BEST BEACHES IN CUBA – Via CN Traveller & Villa Paradiso Cuba

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Related: Baracoa’s Beaches – Wild, Peaceful, Pleasant

Discovering isolation on a butter-soft beach not nabbed by an all-inclusive hotel on the Caribbean island of Cuba can be like searching for the proverbial cocktail stick in the sand. We’ve sunbathed, snorkelled and sipped several mojitos so you can plan your perfect beach adventure in Cuba, without the crowds.

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Cuba: Bartenders Go ‘Loco,’ Craft World’s Largest Cuba Libre – Via TeleSur English

Spectators gawked as a team of bartenders poured 500 liters of liquor into a ginormous two-meter-high vat in the Tryp Habana Libre hotel lobby.

Cuba now holds the world record for the largest Cuba Libre ever crafted after this year’s XXII Pan American Cocktail Rally International Bartenders’ Association (IBA) in Havana Sunday.

Over the course of an hour, spectators gawked as a team of bartenders poured 500 liters of liquor into a ginormous two-meter-high vat erected in the Tryp Habana Libre hotel lobby.


A total of 108 bottles of rum, 200 liters of a Cuban “TuKola” drink, and a dash of lemon juice were used to create the cocktail of the century.

“It is a Cuba Libre fiesta for all the bartenders of Cuba and the world to keep up to date with new trends and be more professional,” Sergio Serrano, vice president of the Cuban Bartender Association (ACC).

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Six Cuban Hotel Facilities nominated for the World Travel Awards – Via ACN


The nomination of six hotel facilities of the Melia Hotels International Cuba company for the 2018 World Travel Awards is a new success for Cuban tourism against the defamatory campaign of the United States government.

According to the announcement published today by Prensa Latina (PL) news agency, the hotels Melia Cohiba, in Havana, and Melia Cayo Coco, in Cuban central region, are among those chosen as Cuba’s Leading Hotel.

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Travel To Cuba Is Back… And Better Than Ever – Via Insight Cuba

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Cuba… a place and a people rooted in culture, history and curiosity. All but closed to Americans for nearly half a century, insightCuba brought the first Americans for people-to-people trips in 2000. Join us, the leader in legal, small group, people-to-people Cuba travel, and experience firsthand this once-forbidden country in ways never before possible.

Start the day with fresh fruit and great coffee, tea or hot chocolate… – Via Villa Paradiso

Who says Cuban food is bad! Our guests will tell you otherwise – in Baracoa (and at Villa Paradiso!) food is delicious and there’s something for everybody – vegetarian, vegan folks or meat and seafood lovers.

Villa Paradiso offers its guests breakfasts and dinners with the best of Baracoa and Eastern Cuba’s traditional and creative cuisine, all prepared with fresh, organic ingredients from the region.

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The fabulous scene of Havana’s Paseo del Prado – Via Havana Private Suite


Paseo del Prado dominates one of the most popular and well located streets in Havana. All along its extension, we can see some of the most interesting places in the capital for their history and heritage values.

It starts on Malecon, just by La Punta Castle, and almost two kilometers from there it ends, in front of the beautiful art work known as Fuente de la India (Fountain of the Noble Indigenous Woman), next to Parque de la Fraternidad (Fraternity Park). In the surrounding area there are the hotels Parque Central, Sevilla, Telegrafo, Inglaterra; and the magnificent Grand Theater of Havana Alicia Alonso.

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