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Parcel shipments to Cuba through Transcargo increase

Parcel shipments to Cuba through Transcargo increase By Daily Pérez Guillén Is it possible to send parcels to Cuba with total security and speed? According to information the executives of Transcargo, the answer is yes. In a meeting with the foreign press accredited in Cuba, the company's Director General, Jorge Lara Tellez, informed that at the end of May they had distributed 109,708 packages of non-commercial cargo (parcels) from 90,300 clients. "We process this volume mainly in the west and distribute it to every last mile of the country in the space of 5 to 7 days in the west and 12 to 15 days in the rest of the country." MSc. Jorge Lara Téllez, Transcargo director general. Photo: TTC. Transcargo currently distributes 90% of the parcels throughout the country through non-state companies with which it has established agreements. "Non-commercial cargo is the largest volume we receive and comes [...]

By |2024-06-17T23:02:47-04:0017 de June de 2024|Business, Outstanding news|Comments Off on Parcel shipments to Cuba through Transcargo increase

Five Cuban beaches feature among the top ten worldwide

Five Cuban beaches feature among the top ten worldwide Varadero, Cuba. Five Cuban beaches are among the ten best in the world according to the ranking of the International Training Center for Beach Management and Certification (Cifplayas). Varadero stands out, occupying three positions within the first four places of this list: the Meliá Antillas sector is in the first position, followed by historic Varadero in third place and the Hotel Internacional in fourth place. In addition, the beaches La Estella, managed by the Hotel Playa Cayo Santa María, and Perla Blanca, the Hotel Paradisus Los Cayos, both in the tourist resort of Santa María in Villa Clara, are ranked seventh and eighth, respectively. In the Caribbean region, these five Cuban beaches are joined by three others on the island. The Piedra Movida beach, at the Hotel Gran Muthu Cayo Santa María, in the same region, is also on the [...]

By |2024-06-17T22:55:58-04:0017 de June de 2024|Outstanding news, Tourism|Comments Off on Five Cuban beaches feature among the top ten worldwide

Huge blobs of seaweed are choking the Caribbean’s iconic white sand beaches

Huge blobs of seaweed are choking the Caribbean’s iconic white sand beaches Massive blobs of sargassum seaweed are taking over Caribbean beaches. The seaweed explosion is fueled by pollution washing into the ocean from rivers in the Americas and Africa The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. The Caribbean’s sandy beaches, clear turquoise water and vibrant coral reefs filled with an amazing variety of sea creatures have long been the pride of the islands. The big three – sun, sea and sand – have made this tropical paradise the most tourism-reliant region in the world. But now, all of that is under threat. The explosive growth of a type of seaweed called sargassum is wreaking havoc on economies, coastal environments and human health across the islands. I study the intersection of critical infrastructure and disasters, particularly in the Caribbean. The sargassum [...]

By |2024-06-17T18:07:04-04:0017 de June de 2024|Tourism|Comments Off on Huge blobs of seaweed are choking the Caribbean’s iconic white sand beaches

Sneak Peek at Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship, Utopia of the Seas

Sneak Peek at Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship, Utopia of the Seas A few days ago, Royal Caribbean, the world’s largest cruise line, took delivery of their newest cruise ship, Utopia of the Seas. Utopia of the Seas will debut at the end of July and the cruise line is putting the finishing touches on their sixth Oasis class ship. Here are a few photos released by Royal Caribbean giving us a sneak peek at the world’s newest cruise ship. While it is only a few photos, it does give us a first look at many of the features that Utopia of the Seas will have.This open area in the middle of the ship will have thousands of live trees and plants creating a park like atmosphere lined with restaurants, shops and drink venues. The Solarium on Royal Caribbean cruise ships is an adults only retreat that has pools and hot [...]

By |2024-06-17T18:01:57-04:0017 de June de 2024|Transportation|Comments Off on Sneak Peek at Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship, Utopia of the Seas

Global tourism revenues top $1.5trln

Global tourism revenues top $1.5trln Luggage on conveyor belt at airport. Getty Images Image used for illustrative purpose. Getty Images The data was revealed at the 121st session of the Executive Council of UN Tourism in Barcelona Around 285 million tourists travelled internationally in the first quarter of 2024, 20% more than the same period of last year, while international tourism receipts grew back to $1.5 trillion in 2023, according to UN Tourism data. The data was revealed at the 121st session of the Executive Council of UN Tourism in Barcelona. It welcomed representatives of 47 countries, including 18 ministers of tourism, to advance the organisation’s vision for the sector as it achieves full recovery from the impacts of the pandemic. Opening the session, UN Tourism Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, stressed the need to embrace innovation and grow and direct investment into the sector in order to drive its positive transformation. “With [...]

By |2024-06-17T17:57:25-04:0017 de June de 2024|Tourism|Comments Off on Global tourism revenues top $1.5trln

The 7 safest caribbean islands to visit for your honeymoon

The 7 safest caribbean islands to visit for your honeymoon Planning your honeymoon is super exciting, but picking a destination that’s both romantic and safe is key. The safest Caribbean islands to visit offer stunning beaches, top accommodations, and the peace of mind you need for a perfect getaway. And we get how important it is to find a calm and secure spot for your romantic escape. f you want to chill in peace, dive into some thrilling adventures, or hit up vibrant nightlife, you can do it all without worrying about safety. The safest Caribbean islands have got you covered, blending fun and security for an epic honeymoon. Here is my short list of the top 7 islands to honeymoon in the Caribbean that offer both serenity, romance, safety, and guaranteed to deliver lasting memories. Here, go explore! Antigua With its 108 square miles of tropical beauty, Antigua offers multiple [...]

By |2024-06-17T17:45:53-04:0017 de June de 2024|Outstanding news, Tourism|Comments Off on The 7 safest caribbean islands to visit for your honeymoon

‘Caribbean Week’ NYC confab eyes region’s aviation industry

‘Caribbean Week’ NYC confab eyes region’s aviation industry   The return of National Caribbean American Heritage Month in June also marks the return of “Caribbean Week in New York,” the annual international event of tourism-related activities coming to Manhattan’s InterContinental Times Square from June 16 through 21, presented by the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). Beginning with a Sunday morning service on June 16 at Brooklyn’s Lenox Road Baptist Church, the week continues with government and travel industry officials attending a business and tourism marketing symposium focusing on AI technologies and marketing issues, plus other activities. Under this year’s special theme, “Connecting the Globe, Celebrating Diversity,” the future of Caribbean aviation will be highlighted, “emphasizing innovation and connectivity.” The “Caribbean Airlift Forum” — addressing “route development, aviation competitiveness, partnerships, infrastructure investment, regulatory frameworks, and market demand strategies” — is one of the events exploring the role and evolving potential of aviation [...]

By |2024-06-10T14:22:07-04:0010 de June de 2024|Events|Comments Off on ‘Caribbean Week’ NYC confab eyes region’s aviation industry

Dive into special summer programming at these caribbean hot spots

Dive into special summer programming at these caribbean hot spots. Aruba Aruba, Barbados, and St. Maarten just got even more interesting with special summer events for families, couples, and solo travelers. The kids are out of school, the weather is turning warmer, and it’s time to escape the routine. Over 28 million people choose a vacation in the Caribbean each year, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization, and for good reason – turquoise water, soft, sandy beaches, delicious food, tropical drinks, and unique cultures represented on each island make for the perfect tropical getaway. If you traveled for the total solar eclipse, you’ll love this celestial experience. The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino turns the full moon into a dinner party at Atardi, a surf and turf pop-up that is indeed steps away from the surf – you’ll sit with your toes in the sand at an elegant [...]

By |2024-06-10T14:04:31-04:0010 de June de 2024|Tourism|Comments Off on Dive into special summer programming at these caribbean hot spots

Tourism authority sponsors Summer Ball in London

Tourism authority sponsors Summer Ball in London The Bermuda Tourism Authority was unveiled as the headline sponsor of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s annual Caribbean Summer Ball to be held in London. The event is scheduled to take place at the Kia Oval on June 13 during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which is being jointly hosted by the Caribbean and the United States. Jamari Douglas, vice-president of marketing, PR and communications at the Bermuda Tourism Authority, said the organisation was honoured to sponsor the event for the first time and collaborate with the CTO. “Our partnership is part of a broader strategy to enhance our presence and promotional efforts in the UK,” he said. “By sponsoring the CTO Summer Ball, the BTA aims to further elevate Bermuda’s profile as a premier travel destination for a diverse array of travellers. “We are confident that this partnership will enhance our engagement with [...]

By |2024-06-10T13:58:59-04:0010 de June de 2024|Events|Comments Off on Tourism authority sponsors Summer Ball in London

Neos promotes Italian tourism with new Milan-Punta Cana flight

Neos promotes Italian tourism with new Milan-Punta Cana flight   a320neo-ita (photo Air Data News) Neos airline is set to introduce two new destinations for the 2024/25 winter season. For the first time, the Italian carrier will connect Milan/Malpensa (MXP), Italy, with Cartagena (CTG), Colombia, and Punta Cana (PUJ), Dominican Republic. These new routes will operate on a weekly, triangulated schedule from December 22, 2024, to April 27, 2025. According to the Cirium platform, Neos will offer up to 13,642 seats across both destinations using its Boeing 787-9 aircraft, configured with 359 seats: 28 in Premium class and 331 in Economy. With the addition of Cartagena, Neos will become the third airline to offer flights from this Colombian city to Europe, joining Plus Ultra (Madrid) with four weekly flights and KLM (Amsterdam) with daily service. New Neos Flight Schedule: Milan/Malpensa to Punta Cana (NO 790): MXP 08:30 – 13:00 [...]

By |2024-06-17T22:57:12-04:0010 de June de 2024|Outstanding news, Transportation|Comments Off on Neos promotes Italian tourism with new Milan-Punta Cana flight
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