At the close of 2018, two Cuban cocktails were at the top of the list of the 50 Best-Selling Cocktails, as published by specialist magazine, Drinks International. The daiquiri and the mojito were among the 50 most frequently requested drinks at bars, ranking in fourth and twelfth position respectively.
Cuba has set its sights on attracting more than five million foreign visitors to the island by the end of this year, according to tourism minister Manuel Marrero. The Caribbean nation’s tourism sector has been growing for over a decade, with 4.75 million tourists recorded in 2018, representing an estimated three billion dollars in national income.
Invited to experience western Cuba in all its splendour, especially on the verge of Havana’s 500th anniversary this year, Canadian travel writer, journalist and editor at National Post, Nancy Truman made it her mission to find out whether Cuba deserved its bad reputation for “bland food”. She quickly discovered that Cuban cuisine is not only far from boring and uninspiring nowadays, it’s also experiencing an unprecedented revival with more exciting dining venues than ever.
Writers from Big Wheel Blading recently attended Skate Cuba, an event that takes place over 10 days. The writers were entranced by Cuba and its people and charmed by the island’s beautiful scenery. For Americans interested in the event, which occurs every November, the writers praised the event and its organizers as a way to explore the country and make new friends.
12 new hotels for Havana in 2019 – Granma reveals details about the Cuban capital´s upcoming luxury properties
The Cuban government´s official newspaper, Granma, has recently revealed more details about how the country´s capital is to celebrate its 500th anniversary this year with the opening of 12 new luxury hotels which will add 1,121 rooms to the city´s total accommodation capacity.
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