United airlines has revealed that it will be increasing its service between Houston in the U.S and Havana in Cuba. The new daily service between Texas and Havana is awaiting government approval, but if granted, flights will be operated on a Boeing 737-800 mainline aircraft from July 2018. The service will be the only route to Cuba departing from the central and western United States.
Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts is celebrating the success of its first hotel in Cuba. The Singapore-based hotel group opened the Dhawa Cayo Santa María, in March 2017, and the property has maintained good occupancy rates despite having to shut down following Hurricane Irma. The hotel is the company's first Dhawa branded property in the world, and it has 515 guest rooms and suites.
Cuba has exciting news for adrenaline lovers as the island's tourism sector launches a new mountain climbing experience. During the recent FITCuba 2018, local enterprise Palmares introduced sports climbing in Vinales Valley, one of the island's most important destinations for nature tourism.
Still reeling from the tragic aftermath of one of the island's deadliest air accidents, Cuba mourns the staggering loss of lives after a Boeing 737 crashed last Friday in Havana, just minutes after take-off. After declaring two national days of mourning, authorities have revealed the nationalities of those onboard, the vast majority of which are Cuban and the plane's black box has been recovered. Investigations continue to find out what caused the fatal crash.
Melia Cuba has added another five new hotels to its portfolio on the island in the first quarter of 2018. The hotel group launched new properties including Hotel La Union, Hotel Jagua and Hotel Meliá San Carlos in Cienfuegos, and Hotel Colón and Gran Hotel in Camagüey. The company is planning to open three hotels in the historic city of Trinidad by 2020.
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- May 22, 2018 United Airlines to add new flight between Houston and Cuba in July
- May 21, 2018 New Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria, the first hotel of Banyan Tree Group in Cuba
- May 21, 2018 Cuba launches sport climbing routes in Vinales Valley
- May 19, 2018 Cuba in mourning after Havana's tragic plane crash
- May 19, 2018 Melia Cuba Opens Five New Hotels in Cuban cities of Cienfuegos and Camaguey
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