The Minnesota Orchestra will play concerts in Cuba for the first time in 85 years, following the easing of the travel ban recently lifted by the Obama administration. The U.S. orchestra last performed in Cuba back in 1930 and it will return to the island for two concerts at Havana's National Theatre on 15th and 16th May, 2015.
The US Treasury has granted licences to a number of US-based shipping companies hoping to kick-start the popular ferry routes that operated over 50 years ago. Plans are now in the works to offer passenger services for family, business and approved travel visitors.
A brand new 18-hole golf course and resort will be built in Cuba, with the help of Chinese conglomerate Beijing Enterprise Group. Both parties signed an official letter of intent at the recent International Tourism Fair held recently in popular resort Jardines del Rey. It will be the second 18-hole course on the island - and with the island's fortunes slowly turning thanks to the US, there could be more of its kind on the way.
Music fans rejoice: Blue Note, famous for its jazz and blues recordings, has announced its new music travel division with its three Blue Note Cuba travel itineraries, with more to follow. Its current line-up is: City and Countryside, Havana Weekend, and Cuba Past and Present.
Travel operator International Expeditions has just released details of its new Cuba cruise - a seven-night journey starting in French-influenced Cienfuegos, taking in Cuba's food, culture and wildlife conservation along the way. With changes being made to US travelling restrictions, the company hopes that Cuba's famous character will be a big draw for its customers.
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