A brief history
We are the true Cuba experts in the UK and we arrived in Cuba long before anyone else had ventured into what at the time was a troublesome little island with a tempestuous economic crisis and a problematic political situation.
At the time of our arrival to Cuba back in 1993, there was hardly any solid tourist infrastructure in place and the tourism industry had only started developing, albeit very slowly. We were one of the earliest international newcomers to recognise the island's unique potential and without giving it a second thought we grabbed a piece of the island's tourism market... and that's how our story in Cuba and our very special relationship with Cubans began.
Quite ironically, at the same time when the famous Cuban rafters (a.k.a. balseros) started leaving the island in large numbers on poorly made makeshift boats, we bravely entered the market and started sending UK travellers there (you could say we put our grain of sand in balancing out the leaving population).
A few decades on and we've shown the industry how right we were about our instincts in Cuba and how rewarding it proved to have stayed put in the island at a time when big international travel companies, hoteliers and airlines exited the Cuban market.
Ever since we've sent over half a million UK travellers to Cuba and we continue working hard to make their experience in Cuba as authentic and enriching as possible.
We still strongly believe in Cuba's potential as a fascinating destination with lots to offer, and we do so with the same passion we had when we first entered. And, now, when the island is undergoing yet another process of change and transformation, we continue working side by side with our Cuban team to bring you the best of Cuba as it gradually and slowly (but surely) moves with the times.
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An online publication by National Geographic documents Cuba with a series of stunning pictures illustrating the country´s many faces. From untouched landscapes, dramatic rural settings, spectacular beaches, iconic imagery, political rallies and candid urban beauty to the quirks of daily life, traditional celebrations and classic cars, of course! Here we revisit the places they shot and tell you a bit more of the moments they captured, most of which you can experience on a Cuba holiday.
Melia Cuba does it again. The Spanish hotelier who runs the largest percentage of foreign hotels in the island and whose prestige is widely recognised in Cuba and beyond has just welcomed the news that seven of its Cuba properties have been nominated for the World Travel Awards 2019. Among their nominated Cuba hotels is the recently opened Paradisus Los Cayos, a luxury eco-resort in one of Cayo Santa Maria´s finest beach stretches.
Building up to what it could become a fierce and bloody battle between the two American giants, American Airlines is charging against JetBlue in order to be granted more licenses for Cuba flights. After the submitting of applications to the DOT by both airlines (American requested permission for the Miami-Havana route while JetBlue asked for the Fort-Lauderdale-Havana route), American Airlines claims that JetBlue’s FLL-HAV service has flown with an “overabundance” of empty seats in the past.