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Three Wishes for Havana’s 500 Years

Three Wishes for Havana’s 500 Years

On November 16, 1519, the township of San Cristóbal de La Habana was officially founded: the last of the seven townships constituted on the island by Spanish conquistador Diego Velázquez. Its inaugural core is set by El Templete, a neoclassical monument (1828) located in the first square, the Plaza de ...

Point of View. Travel dilemmas: New rules for Cuba travel

Point of View: Travel dilemmas: New rules for Cuba travel

By Catharine Hamm, AP, Los Angeles Times (TNS) The changes in recent years on visitation to Cuba have created opportunities as well as confusion for Californians. Can you even go to Cuba? If so, can you fly to Cuba? Can you take a cruise to Cuba? The answers — yes, ...

It’s official: Jamaica receive support from JATA

JJamaica receive support from JATA

Destination Jamaica received resounding support from the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) in the quest to increase arrivals from that country. In a meeting with the Jamaican Delegation, Chairman of JATA, Hiromi Tagawa said “JATA is pleased that Jamaica is once again active in the Japanese travel market. We ...

Starfish Resorts Presents Addition of Club Cayo Guillermo Hotel in Cuba

Starfish Resorts Presents Addition of Club Cayo Guillermo Hotel in Cuba

As of August 2, 2019, this beachfront hotel, operated until then under the name of Gran Caribe Club Cayo Guillermo, started being managed by the Blue Diamond Resorts chain in Cuba. The facility is undergoing numerous renovations, which include the revamping of the rooms, common areas and the updating of ...

SO/ Paseo del Prado La Habana: Iconic and Modern Design Hotel

SO/ Paseo del Prado La Habana: Iconic and Modern Design Hotel

The French chain Accor Hotels broke into the luxury segment in Cuba with the opening of the majestic 5-star plus SO/ Paseo del Prado La Habana, right on the corner of Prado and Malecón: a veritable event for the 500th anniversary of the Cuban capital. Unique because of its location ...

Point of View: Tour Operators React to Latest Cuba Travel Crackdown

Point of View: Tour Operators React to Latest Cuba Travel Crackdown

By MIA TAYLOR, Travel Pulse Late last week, the Trump administration announced yet another round of changes to its policies surrounding travel to Cuba, ending flights between the United States and all cities on the Caribbean island other than Havana. Though some publications have described the new measure as having ...