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Cuba Educational Travel: People 2 People experience

Cuba People to people

Post by @CubanWindow From the Original  By Danny King / June 27, 2017 – Cuba Educational Travel’s Collin Laverty / Travel Weekly

Run by Collin Laverty, a leading expert on Cuba and U.S.-Cuba relations, Cuba Educational Travel organizes educational exchange programs and people-to-people travel for U.S. citizens and residents to Cuba. We believe our two countries have much to learn from each other and meaningful exchanges that foster dialogue can be highly beneficial to strengthening the artistic, environmental, medical, scientific, and social science communities in the U.S. and Cuba. Most importantly, increased travel and people-to-people contact will strengthen ties between ordinary Americans and – Cubans.

The Original post:

Collin Laverty is the president of Cuba Educational Travel, which specializes in arranging exchange programs and people-to-people travel for Americans to Cuba. Laverty has visited the island more than 100 times, and his company has taken more than 12,000 travelers to Cuba since 2013. Laverty spoke with senior editor Danny King.

Q: What is the potential impact of President Trump’s intention to reverse the Obama administration’s decision to allow individual people-to-people travel to Cuba?

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All about #FITCuba2017 from May 3 to 6: the celebration of tourism in Cuba, has begun !!!

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#FITCuba 2017: After the footsteps of Christopher Columbus


….. The Admiral says that never before was this beautiful thing seen, full of trees, all surrounded by the river, beautiful and green and different from ours, with flowers and with their fruit, each in its own way. Many birds and birds that sang very sweetly; There were lots of palms other than those of Guinea and ours ……. The grass was great as in Andalusia for April and May …… It says that it is that island the most beautiful that Eyes have seen …

Sunday, October 28 / Taken from the diary of Christopher Columbus

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WIF: Cubadebate + Ecured + FITCuba Official Site

Related: Tourism product Gibara FITCUBA-2017 (+ Photos and Videos) + #FITCuba2017 : Holguin is Waiting

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On October 1492, Admiral Cristóbal Colón arrived at the beaches of eastern Cuba (1), which will host, in Playa Pesquero ( “This facility was inaugurated by our Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro Ruz in January 2003 and set the stage for us to promote peace, health and safety tourism.”)the 37th International Tourism Fair (FITCuba 2017) next week, the most important event of the tourist sector in Cuba.

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JetBlue moves even closer to Cuba


Post By @CubanWindow Imported from Flight Global


New York-based JetBlue Airways wants to grow its service to Havana, after Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines announced that they would leave Cuba in the coming months.

JetBlue has applied to US regulators for seven weekly frequencies that it plans to use for additional flights between Fort Lauderdale and Havana, and new nonstop service from Boston to the Cuban capital. Frontier and Spirit will return 21 weekly Havana frequencies when they cease service to Cuba.

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United States r in the second place of the ranking of markets emitting towards Cuba.



118% increase in visits by US citizens to Cuba until March 2017 despite the existing prohibitions in the United States for tourist travel to the island.

Post By @CubanWindow – translation from the CubaTV Newscast of Cuban Television and statements by José Luis Perello expert at the Ministry of Tourism of Cuba

Related: JetBlue Willing to Fly from Boston City to Cuba

Until March 31, the growth of the US market to Cuba was about 118 percent and after Canada. So right now U.S are in the second place of the ranking of markets emitting towards the island.

This contrasts with the reduction in the frequency of flights or the total cancellation of operations to Cuba by some of the American airlines authorized by the Barack Obama Administration.

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Cuba it’s looking for business opportunities, and the foreign capital is the key.


…“rid ourselves of unfounded fears of foreign capital; we are not heading toward, nor will we head toward capitalism, this is totally ruled out, as is established in our Constitution, and will be maintained, but we should not be afraid, and erect obstacles to what we can do within the framework of existing law.”

Raul Castro Ruz, Cuban President speech @ the  National Assembly of People’s Power

Post By @CubanWindiow With Information from the original: Increasing business opportunities via Granma Cuba 

Talking Points:



For Cuba 2017 foreign trade must be strengthened, while the foreign investment process must become more dynamic, in order to meet the country’s economic needs

Since 2014, Cuba has emphasized that its economic development largely depends on increasing the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate, which over the last decade has been steady at around 2%, almost half of the Latin American average over the same period.

But analysis of international experiences demonstrates that economic progress requires a sustained growth rate of at least 7%.

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Reflections: A mirror in the web from Cuba


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Another goal scored against those who continue to draw the beautiful island as a missing point on the map of the social digital dynamics.

Reflejos (Reflections) is a platform created under the .cu domain (, from 100 x 100 Cuban servers that users can access freely and at no cost from the Youth Computer Club or other device and in which they have a space to share opinions, interests and needs in text format, images and videos, far from the censorship that other platforms apply to the bloggers who try to share their truth from the island, the truth that the big media hide us, which has no echo in the networks.

It is a tool designed and programmed by the Clubs themselves based on the content management made available to Cuban Internet users.

You can search for real cubans blogs from A to Z …. HERE

Recommend: Arte Comic – Magazine and digital platform dedicated to promote the comic as an art, its development in Cuba and other areas of the planet, as well as the JORNADAS ARTECÓMIC event, the only convention dedicated to the ninth art on the island.

Tourism product Gibara FITCUBA-2017 (+ Photos and Videos)

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With the launch of the tourism product Gibara ( founded 200 years ago), @ the Holguin City, will be inaugurated the International Tourism Fair FITCUBA-2017 to be held from May 2-6 at Playa Pesquero Hotel in the eastern province of the island.

The Gibara project began to be developed five years ago to look for new ways that would contribute to offer a differentiated service to the tourists, outside the beach areas where they are staying, and to show at the same time the natural and architectural riches that distinguish this marine city, Located to 35 kilometers to the north of the Holguin City.

The coastal town of Gibara is a new tourist destination since 2017

Part 1

Part 2



Choices if you are in Havana (Part II)

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National Botanical Garden of Cuba + Here Link to TripAdvisor

Inaugurated by Commander in Chief Fidel Castro on January 4, 1989, next to the Expocuba Exhibition Center, the island’s National Botanic Garden has a highly qualified technical and professional staff.

It is an institution, attached to the University of Havana, dedicated to the exhibition of tropical plants, with a remarkable performance of environmental education actions, has

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