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Cuba committed to sustainable tourism

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It is becoming increasingly necessary to promote, and at the same time protect, the Planet’s natural riches, which is why the declaration of 2017 as International Sustainable Tourism Year, and the celebration, this coming May 22, of International Biological Diversity Day represent two ideal platforms from which to continue working toward this end.

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Cuba and the magic of its cities

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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.

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Iberostar opens new hotel in Varadero

Iberoestar Varadero

With 90% of its rooms boasting sea views as well as family and adult only facilities, Bella Vista Varadero, the 15th establishment managed by the Iberostar chain in Cuba, is already in operation.

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What do Cuban hotels gain from TripAdvisor?

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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. In other words, the world’s largest travel website is simple and overwhelmingly comprehensive.

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Cuba’s dynamic tourist sector in 2016

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If we look at tourism in Cuba, beyond the charts and figures, we discover a challenge the size of a skyscraper: to improve products and services offered by the most dynamic sector of the Cuban economy, as the rate of international visitors to the island rises.

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Cuba sees over one billion dollars in tourist revenue in first half of 2016

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On November 10, Cuba’s National Office for Statistics and Information (ONEI) reported tourist revenue amounting to over 1.2 billion dollars in the first half of 2016, a 15% increase as compared to the same period last year. According to the ONEI the figure only includes revenue from institutions affiliated with the Ministry of tourism, that is to say, excluding private businesses.

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Why are we so afraid of Cuba?

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In the morning before breakfast and the start of our intensive journey throughout Cuba, Chuck Wurth would walk through the neighborhoods surrounding our hotels in Havana and Cienfuegos. Wurth, of Overland Park, then would return and share what he had gleaned with his wife, Antonia, and the 21 others in our National Association for Multicultural Education group. His personal, on-the-street, unscripted interactions with everyday Cubans caused Wurth to ask our group: “What are we so afraid of?”

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First U.S. managed hotel begins operating in Cuba

Hotel Quinta Avenida o Four Points

Havana’s newly named Four Points by Sheraton, the first U.S. managed hotel in Cuba in over 50 years, begin operations today, June 29, under the administration of the Starwood chain, in association with Cuban state enterprise Gaviota.

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Havana hosts HostelCuba tourism services Fair

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Interest in promoting tourism on the island was confirmed during the Technology and Services Fair HostelCuba 2016, held in Havana’s Pabexpo exposition center. Dedicated to tourism services, the Fair is a new initiative organized by Spanish company Fira Barcelona and Cuba’s Pabexpo, which aims to strengthen the development of tourism on the island.

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Tourism in Cuba: A (re) encounter with culture and comfort

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Mexican Fabiola Fuentes, Unilever Food Solutions’ chef for Latin America’s northern region and Cuba, explained that she promotes the company’s convenience foods. As the best attended edition of this leisure industry event came to a close, reports indicated that more than 5,000 individuals from 59 countries had participated in the 36th International Tourism Fair, FITCuba 2016.