A growing sector that sustains development


Through the month of November, 2017, Cuba had received 4,257,754 international visitors, reflecting growth of 19.7%, as compared to the same period in 2016. What is surprising is that this occurred within a context plagued by adversities.

First direct flight between Havana and Port of Spain inaugurated

First direct flight between Havana and Port of Spain inaugurated.

With the presence of the Minister of Trade and Industry of Trinidad and Tobago, Paula Gopee Scoon, Cuban Ambassador, Guillermo Vazquez Moreno, and members of Caribbean Airlines’ board of directors - the company’s BW 456 flight that will link the capitals of Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago was inaugurated at the Piarco International Airport

Cuba attracts the attention of cruise lines


A bilateral symposium held in the Cuban capital November 28-29 provided the opportunity to exchange experiences and evaluate the development of the cruise industry in Cuba

Hotels affected by Irma reopening

Clients of Meliá Cuba hotels will be happy to know that the chain’s establishments affected by Hurricane Irma in Cayo Santa María, Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo and Varadero are all set to reopen shortly


The ultimate paradise


It comes as no surprise that French hotel chain, Accor, one of the ten largest in the world, with over 20 years experience in Cuba, decided to invest in an area known to many as the ultimate paradise

Tourist arrivals to Havana increase


The arrival of international visitors to Havana, the country's main port of entry, has increased, as of May 31, by 29%, in comparison to the same period last year

Cuba’s first luxury five-star plus hotel inaugurated

The recently inaugurated Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski.

As part of the Cuban tourist industry’s efforts to attract increasingly selective markets and respond to the demand for high quality services, the island’s first luxury five-star plus establishment, the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski, was inaugurated June 7


Havana, the gateway to tourist investment


According to President and founder of Sahic, Arturo García, the event, approaching its 10th anniversary, is being held for the first time in the Caribbean, and features a carefully elaborated program designed to provide potential investors with a better understanding of Cuba’s reality and business opportunities in its tourist sector

FITCuba 2017

Cuban tourism’s moment of glory


The most dynamic industry of the national economy and the country’s second largest source of income will shortly analyze its present and future development

Cuba and the magic of its cities


It is the architectural diversity of Cuban cities which make them so magical; with a wide array of styles spanning five centuries; featuring colonial and pre-baroque buildings as well as others from the modern and post-modern era

Empress of the Seas makes first stop in Cuba

Empress of the Seas makes first stop in Cuba.

The MS Empress of the Seas made its first stop in Havana on April 23. This is the second cruise ship of the U.S. company Royal Caribbean to arrive at this destination, which has been consolidated among traveler preferences in the Caribbean cruise sector


A delightful coastal town (+Photos)

Gibara Bay is a peaceful area in which to take in the sea air.

Gibara charms any visitor • This has been asserted by many, including musician Eliades Ochoa, who was one of the guests who attended the most recent edition of the International Film Festival held here


New power plant in Cayo Romano


Specialists and technicians from the province’s Electric Enterprise are advancing in the construction of the first power plant in Cayo Romano


A battle against time


Over the last two decades, the city's landscape, and that of the central historic district has been transformed

What do Cuban hotels gain from TripAdvisor?


In the current context of global tourism, acquiring information, booking in advance and traveling in the best way form a trio of variables that almost always lead us to the same solution: TripAdvisor

Bird watching in Guanahacabibes


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.


Holguín, German tourists and excursions


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

Four million and counting


As the tourist high season begins, the island has already received four million visitors thus far this year, according to Cuba’s Ministry of Tourism

Turnat 2017 concludes


The 11th edition of Cuba's International Nature Tourism Event, Turnat 2017, was held in Baracoa, in the eastern province of Guantánamo September 26-30, and was devoted to the promotion of the island's natural attractions and the consolidation of Cuba as a destination for nature tourism

Cuba committed to sustainable tourism


The island has numerous natural attractions to support sustainable tourism: 5,800 kilometers of coastline; 211 protected areas; and nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, among others

25 years of Club Hemingway

The public will be able to enjoy a boat parade along the Havana Malecon on Saturday, May 20.

Cuba’s Hemingway International Yacht Club (CNIH) has organized a varied program of activities to celebrate its 25th anniversary, May 21


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


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


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

cayo santa maria

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


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


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%).


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


A journey toward the future


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

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…

Los Caneyes: 50 years of Cuban hospitality


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

2015-2016 SEASON

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…”

Medicinal mineral waters for relaxation


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