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Point of View: Foreign businesses at Cuba tourism fair defy new Trump sanctions

Point of View: Foreign businesses at Cuba tourism fair defy new Trump sanctions

BUSINESS NEWS, Reuters Reporting by Nelson Acosta; Additional reporting by Sarah Marsh and Reuters TV; Editing by Leslie Adler HAVANA (Reuters) – Foreign companies operating in Cuba’s tourism sector said at an industry fair last week they would continue investing in the Caribbean’s largest island despite new U.S. sanctions designed ...

Tropicana’s 80 Years Under the Stars

Tropicana’s 80 Years Under the Stars

A living legend among the world’s most famous cabarets, Tropicana was officially inaugurated on December 31, 1939 as Boit de Nuit, which is why on December 31, 2019 it will be celebrating its 80th anniversary. The campaign to celebrate the date and pay homage to that symbol of Havana nightlife, ...

Caribbean region warning about mosquitoes

Caribbean region warning about mosquitoes

The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning the region that as the rainy seasons approaches every effort must be made to intensify efforts to deal with mosquitoes, which it describes as “the world’s deadliest animal.” CARPHA executive director, Dr. C. James Hospedales in a message coinciding with Mosquito ...

Cartagena Expert’s Choice Awards winner

Cartagena Expert’s Choice Awards winner

TripExpert, founded in 2014 as a guide of the world’s hotels, restaurants and attractions, named Cartagena as the 2019 winner of their Expert’s Choice Awards, given annually to a destination based on reviews from 85 travel guides, magazines and newspapers. The Colombian destination was chosen as Best of Central and ...

Cuba’s tourism industry leads the way for the island’s economic development

Cuba's tourism industry leads the way for the island's economic development

Cuba’s tourism industry leads the way for the island’s economic development with revenues of over 3.3 billion U.S. dollars in 2018, and more cooperation with China in the sector is important for the country’s plan to become the top destination in the Caribbean. Joint ventures for hotel operations, new contracts ...

It’s official: In Mexico hotels have been reducing prices to stimulate demand

It's official: In Mexico hotels have been reducing prices to stimulate demand

Hotels in Mexico have been reducing prices to stimulate demand, and that idea has seemed to work. During an Apple Leisure Group event Funjet Vacations president Ron Jacobs and Apple Vacations president John Tarkowski noted that resorts have been aggressively discounting. Hotel occupancy in Mexico is down 3% to 4%, ...