For those seeking a different kind of winter break, there’s nothing quite like Cuba. Leave the snow and quiet evenings at home, and instead liven up your winter spirit with Havana’s al fresco parties, exciting Afro-Cuban cabaret shows and unforgettable family feasts.
Two Havana jewels from the late 1950s considered the cry of fashion and height of luxury back in their heyday, are to receive a major makeover as part of a millionaire investment programme. The Hotel Habana Riviera and Tryp Hotel Habana Libre (formerly the Havana Hilton at the time of its opening) will benefit from a major overhaul to their premises, following some incomplete refurbishment efforts that didn’t have the impact desired.
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.
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