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Bird watching in Guanahacabibes

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Favored by its geographical position, pristine ecosystems, and the exhaustive work of scientists, the Guanahacabibes peninsula, on the westernmost tip of Cuba, has become a prime destination for bird watching.

FITCUBA 2017

Holguín, German tourists and excursions

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The 37th edition of the most important professional event in Cuban tourism, set to take place May 3-6, will offer many singular attractions, according to information recently published by the island's Minister of Tourism (Mintur), Manuel Marrero

Medicinal mineral waters for relaxation

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There are multiple positive effects on the body. Bathing in these waters can be relaxing, act as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic, heal wounds

How to be a star

The chain’s Bella Vista hotel, set to be inaugurated in early next year, will include areas exclusively for adults.

Speaking to Granma International, IBEROSTAR representative in Cuba, Mateo Caldentey, agrees that the country has great potential in regards to its natural landscape, culture, security, and health offers

Cuba’s dynamic tourist sector in 2016

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In 2015 tourism generated over 2.8 billion dollars in direct revenue for the country, making it the island’s second most important economic sector, while as of October this year, 12% more visitors had arrived

E for excellence

Facultad de Turismo. Profesor Ramón Martín

New study plan for Tourism degree • Distance learning courses to be launched in 2017

A look inside Cuba's largest tourism enterprise

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Although it is not one of the most well-known hotels in Cuba, the H10 Habana Panorama stands gracefully on the corner of Third Avenue and 70th Street, satisfying hundreds of guests who arrive from around the world every month

Cuba’s tourist boom continues

Cuba saw the arrival of just over two million visitors during the first half of 2016.

According to the National Office of Statistics and Information (ONEI), Cuba saw the arrival of just over two million visitors during the first half of 2016

A Cuban summer

Commercial offices are filled during the weekends by Cubans in search of excursions. The day trips to Varadero, Viñales, Las Terrazas and Guamá are the most popular offered by Cubatur.

As the sun reigns high, the island’s leisure industry acquires a particularly Cuban atmosphere…

First U.S. managed hotel begins operating in Cuba

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Havana’s newly named Four Points by Sheraton, the first U.S. managed hotel on the island in over 50 years, will began operating June 29, under the administration of the Starwood chain, in association with Cuban state enterprise Gaviota

New Copa Airlines flight to Cuba

New Copa Airlines flight to Cuba

The first Panama-Holguin flight by Copa Airlines departed today, June 21, at 9:00am local time, from Tocumen International Airport, making Holguin the Panamanian airline's third Cuban destination

Varadero airport in optimum conditions

Varadero’s Juan Gualberto Gómez International Airport is a major gateway for international tourism to Cuba.

The Juan Gualberto Gómez International Airport, located between the resort of Varadero and the city of Matanzas, is in optimum conditions ahead of the upcoming summer season and the autumn high tourist season, experts assured

Xanadu: Cuba's mansion on the golf course

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The Xanadu became the club house for the golf course…completed at the end of the 20th century, with 18 holes (par 72) covering some 6,269 linear meters from the first tee to the last hole, and 62 hectares of land. The Varadero Golf Club now offers a competitive, modern course that players complete in approximately four hours

FITCUBA 2016

Havana, a tourist capital

Manuel Marrero, Cuba's minister of Tourism, noted that Canada continues to be the country's number one emissary market, sending 1.3 million tourists to the island in 2015, followed by Germany, the United States, the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Venez

The 36th edition of Cuba's International Tourism Fair, FITCuba 2016, saw the highest number of participants ever

TOURISM IN GIBARA

Connecting tourist destinations

Tourists who enjoyed the first excursion agreed that traveling along the coast by sea was a big attraction.

Excursions by sea from this coastal town to the tourist resort of Holguín are now a reality, given the installation of a boarding platform operated by the Guardalavaca branch of the Marlin S.A. nautical enterprise

One million tourist arrivals to Cuba

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The figure was reached 11 days prior to that recorded during the same period in 2015, which saw the arrival of a total of 3.5 million visitors

Is Cuba ready to receive 10 million tourists?

Cuba currently has three cruise ship terminals, seven international ports and 39 scuba diving centers, the majority of which are currently undergoing an intense program of investment works to revive the archipelago’s nautical offers.

Now that that we are seeing an unprecedented rise in the rate of tourist arrivals to Cuba…will the Cuban tourist industry be able to cope with the anticipated “wave” of visitors?

Venezuela, largest regional source of tourists to Cuba

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The Island’s main attractions include its high levels of public safety; over 300 natural beaches; a varied ecosystem and high level of biodiversity; 10 (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites; and the hospitality of its people

Beijing – Havana flights coming soon

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Cuba and China have finalized details for the launching of direct flights between their two capitals in September. The planned route is set to fly across the Pacific, which will significantly shorten travel time, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) reported

Cuban resort hotel voted Best All Inclusive in the world

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The Royalton Cayo Santa María, a five star hotel located in the keys off Cuba’s north-central coast, was chosen as Best All Inclusive in the world in the Travelers’ Choice Awards 2014, conducted every year by the popular travel website TripAdvisor

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Jardines del Rey Airport receives record number of flights

Canada is the biggest market for foreign tourists to Jardines del Rey.

The number of flights arriving each week to the Cayo Coco Jardines del Rey International Airport rose to a record high of 41, with the arrival of an aircraft from the Blue Panorama airline, which resumed direct flights between the Italian city of Milan and this tourist region of northern Ciego de Ávila

Tourist arrivals up 14% in first quarter of the year

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Cuba surpassed one million international visitors March 21, representing a record for the country, the Ministry of Tourism reported. During the first quarter of the year, arrivals are up 14%, marked by an encouraging trend with increasing numbers of tourists from markets such as Canada (up 12.6%), Germany (+23.3%), France (+22.8%), the UK (+30.6%) and Italy (+10.8%).

EL ALJIBE RESTAURANT

A great place to be

El Aljibe is located in the heart of Miramar and is proud of its family environment.

Working with the Palmares extra-hotel state enterprise group, the restaurant has been granted the National Vanguard distinction for several consecutive years

The stories a hotel can tell…

The stories a hotel can tell…

The majestic site on the Havana Malecón annually serves as the headquarters of the Festival of New Latin American Cinema, which for the 37th time has inundated the city with films, shorts and documentaries this December

Private accommodation: An attractive offer

Private B&Bs offer tourists a more personalized service and a family environment.

Several forecasts suggest that Cuba could end 2015 with 3.5 million tourists having arrived on the island, almost 20% more than last year’s figure and a number never before reached in such a short period of time

CUBA-UNITED STATES

A journey toward the future

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Amidst thawing relations between Washington and Havana, the island’s streets are once again welcoming a wave of U.S. visitors, despite the fact that tourist travel prohibitions for citizens from that country remain in force

Los Caneyes: 50 years of Cuban hospitality

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As soon as guests arrive at Los Caneyes Hotel, which reached its 50th anniversary this February 15, they sense the air of Cuban identity, present in every corner of the site, and in all of the activities undertaken here, to satisfy the thousands of clients who visit every year

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The world’s best tobacco grows in Cuba

The world’s best tobacco grows in Cuba.

José Martí, Cuba’s national hero, described tobacco as an “Indian leaf, consolation for the pensive, the delight of dreamers, architects of the air, fragrant heart of the winged opal…”

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