Tourism continues to be a major force in Cuba’s economy. The country welcomed a record number of foreign visitors this year, for a total of 4.75 million. The figure represents a 1.3 percent increase over last year.
Richard Branson’s new cruise line will make Havana its first port of call as announced by the business magnate himself during a video shared on social media. The shiny new Scarlet Lady with capacity for up to 2,770 passengers and an exclusive carrier of adults only, will make its maiden voyage from Miami to Cuba starting in 2020.
Cuba’s famous classic cars will be featured next month in the first ever Classic Cars Contest. The mid-century American beauties will roll through the streets of Havana in a parade before judges present two awards—one for the most original car and one for the most popular one.
Silversea is well known for their shore excursions around Cuba and the Caribbean. Each excursion has been carefully designed to immerse guests in the natural beauty and culture of their surroundings. Silversea has now revealed their new excursion collection for 2019 and 2020 cruises.
One of Havana´s most beloved cinemas and one of its oldest could soon become a luxury five-star hotel if plans laid out by government-owned tourism group Gaviota go to plan. The announcement came after the publishing of the Portfolio of Opportunities for Foreign Investment by Cuba´s Ministry of Foreign Trade and the project requires an investment of around $300 million.
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- January 15, 2019 American Airlines and JetBlue battle it out to be granted new licences for Cuba flights
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- January 12, 2019 Cuba’s southern coast rightly attracts the attention of anglers
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