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Archipelago International adds to its stars in Cuba

Archipelago International adds to its stars in Cuba By Daily Pérez Guillén Archipelago International is planning to open a sixth hotel in Cuba, the Aston Panorama Havana, now undergoing a total renovation. The chain's Commercial Director for the Americas, Sergio Álvarez, made the announcement at the Grand Aston Havana's second anniversary celebration. The Indonesian company manages five hotel facilities in the main tourist areas of the Cuban archipelago, the first of the Aston brand outside the Asian region. In the last four years, Archipelago International has secured contracts to operate hotels in Cayo Las Brujas, Havana, Cayo Paredón and Guardalavaca. At present, the total number of rooms under its management in Cuba is 3,500. During the most recent of its openings in December 2023 - the Grand Aston Varadero Beach, a 531-room five-star hotel - the company's Vice President for this region, José Luis Leonardo, pointed out that statistics show that [...]

By |2024-04-11T10:23:13-04:0011 de April de 2024|Outstanding news, Tourism|0 Comments

Cabo Rojo prepares to receive its second cruise

Cabo Rojo prepares to receive its second cruise Jean Luis Rodríguez, the executive director of the Dominican Port Authority (Apordom), announced that the province of Pedernales is gearing up to welcome the arrival of the second cruise ship through the Cabo Rojo port on Monday, April 8. The vessel, named Nieuw Amsterdam, belonging to Holland America Line, has a capacity for up to 2,106 visitors and 929 crew members. They will have the opportunity to explore a range of ecological destinations in the province and the Enriquillo region. Rodríguez emphasized the significance of cruise passenger traffic for Pedernales, attributing it to the visionary leadership and commitment to the country by President Luis Abinader. Additionally, Rodríguez confirmed that Puerto Plata, Samaná, La Romana, and the National District will welcome hundreds of tourists this April, arriving on 67 high-level cruise ships. According to Apordom’s report on port activities, from April 1st to April [...]

By |2024-04-08T11:34:36-04:008 de April de 2024|Transportation|0 Comments

The first Marriott-branded all-inclusive resort opens in Cancun

The first Marriott-branded all-inclusive resort opens in Cancun An aerial view of the Marriott Cancun, which is now an all-inclusive resort. Photo Credit: Marriott International After closing for renovations last year, the Marriott Cancun has officially reopened as the Marriott Cancun, An All-Inclusive Resort. The resort is the first Marriott-branded all-inclusive. The 450-room Marriott Cancun is located within the destination's Hotel Zone, adjacent to the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa. The resort is anchored by a centralized social hub known as The Greatroom, where arriving guests are greeted with a signature craft soda. In addition to nine restaurants, the Marriott Cancun offers "pop-up experiences" like Alice's Tamale Ritual in the afternoons. Guests have access to multiple pools and other water features, nightly entertainment and family activities. Another Marriott-flagged all-inclusive is expected to open in the Dominican Republic early next year. Source: Travel Weekly

By |2024-04-08T11:27:48-04:008 de April de 2024|Tourism|0 Comments

New York prepares to celebrate Caribbean Tourism Week

New York prepares to celebrate Caribbean Tourism Week The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has announced the return of the long-awaited Caribbean Week in New York, June 16-21, 2024. "CTO's flagship event returns to New York City with an exciting agenda offering an immersive examination of the vibrant culture, innovative technology and influential figures shaping the future of Caribbean tourism," reported Dona Regis-Prosper , General Secretary and Executive Director. of the 25-member intergovernmental organization. 2024 marks an important milestone for the CTO as it celebrates its 35th anniversary under the theme “Connecting the world, celebrating diversity.” Celebrated during Caribbean-American Heritage Month, the week begins with a church service, setting a reflective and spiritual tone for the days ahead, during which delegates will immerse themselves in the changing landscape of digital marketing technologies. The agenda includes the popular Caribbean Media Marketplace, the return of the Caribbean Media Awards and a celebration of cricket, [...]

By |2024-04-08T11:14:42-04:008 de April de 2024|Events|0 Comments

Air China to begin operations in Cuba in May

Air China to begin operations in Cuba in May The flag carrier airline Air China will start operations in Cuba in May, as announced by the President of the Cuban Aviation Corporation (CACSA), Joel Beltrán Archer Santos, following a meeting with Chinese executives who participated in the International Transport and Logistics Fair held in Havana from April 3 to 5. According to CACSA social media, Cuban sector executives reached important agreements with the delegation from the Asian country. Experts have estimated that Chinese tourism could be one of the main markets to achieve a sector recovery in Cuba. China is one of the largest emitters of tourists in the world, and international travel by its citizens has begun to recover. At the end of 2019, China, with some 45,000 arrivals to the Cuban archipelago, ranked 13th among source countries, according to official statistics. In March 2023, representatives of Havanatur S.A. and [...]

By |2024-04-08T11:11:59-04:008 de April de 2024|Outstanding news, Transportation|0 Comments

Cuba’s attractive tourism fair returns

Cuba’s attractive tourism fair returns FitCuba 2024 will run May 2 through 5 in Jardines del Rey Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) authorities announced the presence of more than 500 foreigners and 80 journalists from all continents and markets, seeking to update their knowledge about this sector in Cuba (this number usually increases up to 1,000). The upcoming 42nd edition of the International Tourism Fair, FITCuba 2024, represents another grain of sand to contribute to the recovery of the travel industry in Cuba. This event, which will run May 2 through 5 in the Jardines del Rey archipelago, has already attracted the attention of tour operators and travel agents from across the Caribbean and the world, interested in witnessing the progress of the industry in the country and its links to the rest of the region and those nations set to participate. The professional event will now be held at [...]

By |2024-04-08T11:06:29-04:008 de April de 2024|Events, Outstanding news|0 Comments

Film at the heart of Cuba’s Europe Month

Film at the heart of Cuba’s Europe Month By Daily Pérez Guillén Film will take center stage as part of the second edition of Europe Month, a multicultural and multinational event that will take place in Cuba between April 9 and May 9, the date on which Europe Day is celebrated. The program includes a broad and representative sample of more than 25 films, presenting diverse aesthetics, themes and settings, originating in the majority of the countries that make up the European Union. This year, the Isle of Youth will host the “Isla Verde” (Green Island) International Film and Environment Festival of the Caribbean for the second time, running April 21 through 27, chaired by Cuban actor Jorge Perugorría, recently awarded the National Film Prize. The Festival is also supported by UNESCO’s Transcultura programme, which participates in Europe Month with events on fashion, heritage and the inauguration of a modern sound [...]

By |2024-04-11T09:24:07-04:008 de April de 2024|Outstanding news, Tourism|0 Comments

San Cristóbal Travel Agency: The key to Cuba’s heritage

San Cristóbal Travel Agency: The key to Cuba's heritage By: Rachell Cowan Canino In the 1990s, Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler came up withthe idea of a travel agency specialized in historic and heritage tourism, in correspondence with the work of the Havana City Historian's Office, that would function as a link between the institution and the world to help reveal Cuba's wonders to foreign and domestic visitors. Almost three decades later, the San Cristóbal Travel Agency stands out as the only Cuban agency offering this type of tourism and is the key to Cuba's heritage. The agency will celebrate its 29th anniversary this April 4, focused "on providing a service capable of attracting and satisfying all the needs of international tourism," as noted by Antonio Guerrero, its president. Currently, the agency is present in several areas of the Cuban capital, including a sales office in the Miramar Business Center, as well [...]

By |2024-04-11T09:24:03-04:004 de April de 2024|Outstanding news, Tourism|0 Comments

Marley film, new hotels expected to boost Jamaica tourism

Marley film, new hotels expected to boost Jamaica tourism Jamaican tourism officials visiting here in February to celebrate Reggae Month and the release of a major motion picture about the island nation's most famous son, Bob Marley, were eager to talk about resort and infrastructure development in the country. They were just as eager to see consumer media outlets move on from coverage about the U.S. State Department's reiteration of its Level 3 travel advisory. The film, "Bob Marley: One Love," which opened in the U.S. on Valentine's Day, was filmed in Jamaica and is expected to provide a boost for both tourism and the island's film industry. But even before the movie's release, Jamaica tourism had been surging. Donovan White, the Jamaica Tourist Board's director of tourism, said during a media event here that while 2023 numbers were still being finalized, it appeared they would surpass 2019's figures by about [...]

By |2024-04-01T10:47:16-04:001 de April de 2024|Tourism|0 Comments

Enjoy Travel Group shines at the 2024 Edition of the Outdoor Adventure Show In Montreal

Enjoy Travel Group shines at the 2024 Edition of the Outdoor Adventure Show In Montreal The participation of the Enjoy Travel Group together with the representation of the Cuban Ministry of Tourism in Canada, culminated successfully in The Outdoor Adventure Show, held at the Palais de Congrés in Montreal. This event is recognized as the most significant travel and outdoor equipment fair in Quebec and is among the most important in Canada, with more than 250 exhibitors who showed a varied offering of products and services related to sports and leisure., as well as the most attractive destinations for adventure, capturing the attention of numerous visitors interested in discovering the latest trends and developments in the sector. In this framework, Enjoy Travel Group stood out by presenting its brand, seeking to consolidate its presence both in the industry and among consumers, and revealing its business strategies and its portfolio of products that will be offered [...]

By |2024-04-01T10:44:07-04:001 de April de 2024|Events|0 Comments
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