For the first time ever, more than 129 US travel agents and tour-operators are attending a Cuban tourism fair, said Tourism minister Manuel Marrero during the inauguration of the 35th edition of that event that runs till May 7 in central Ciego de Avila province.
With 27 tourist facilities under management in Cuba, Spain´s Melia Hotels International makes efforts to keep growing at the Cuban market, said directives with the hotel chain during the opening on Tuesday of the 45 International Tourism Fair.
The US Department of the Treasury announced on Tuesday the approval of a group of licenses for ferry services to Cuba.
Cuba´s tourism minister Manuel Marrero opened the 35 International Tourism Fair in the resorts on the keys off the central Ciego de Avila province as the event aims at consolidating the island a major Caribbean destination.
Sun Beach, of Excellence Style Hotels, located at this beach resort, is the first one administered by that Colombian chain in Cuba.
Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), described Mariel Special Development Zone (ZDEM by its Spanish acronym) as an attractive and necessary project for the region.
With nearly three decades of experience in hotel business, Gaviota Tourism Group will open four new facilities in 2015 to expand its presence in major tourist poles of Cuba.
Enrique Garcia, president of the Andean Development Corporation (ADC), expressed the interest of his institution of having Cuba as part of this entity, given the demonstrations given by the Caribbean nation of working in favor of sustainable development.
A business mission from the US state of Texas is visiting Cuba this week to meet with local companies, including Alimport, Cuba´s food import enterprise.
The recent visit to Cuba by the president and main executive of the US JetBlue airways company, Robin Hayes, indicates ongoing efforts to legalize direct flights between the United States and Cuba next year, according to US publications.
The recent visit to Cuba by a trade mission from the US State of New York, headed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, yielded two bilateral accords in the area of health and opened doors for further collaboration.
Six Cuban hotels were nominated to the 2015 World Travel Awards, which acknowledge the excellence of tourist services and are considered the Oscar awards of tourism.
Cuba´s Tourism minister Manuel Marrero held an official meeting in Havana with his Bahamian counterpart Obediah Wilchcome on opportunities offered by the Caribbean multi-destination for the two countries.
Jaime García-Legaz, Secretary of State for Trade of Spain, said his country looks to reinforce its presence in Cuba in tourism, construction and renewable energy sectors.