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Visiting Cuba? What not to do on vacation

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BY FRANCES ROBLES | Miami Herald Jan Bubenik went to Cuba to ``spread the hope’’ but did everything wrong. Working on behalf of an American pro-democracy group, the former student leader of the Czech Velvet Revolution knocked on a Cuban dissident’s door and sat down to chat—then… Read More

850,000 Americans will travel to Cuba in the first year - US tour operators

Posted in Cuba Travel > US Tourism to Cuba

Reuters It’s too soon for Americans to plan a Cuban vacation of beach, mambo and mojitos, but the U.S. travel industry is gearing up for a return to its largest Caribbean destination before Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution. Tour operators held a video conference with Cuban tourism officials… Read More

Key West to Havana sailboat race Cuba Run 2010 update

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John A. Webster | Founder and Commodore of Cuba Run 2010 A few years ago, two cat sailors - one British and One Australian, were being pounded by waves during a leg of the Great Texas 300 race.  On that day, in between grunts and over the roar of the wind, an idea took hold:  Why not race beach… Read More

Old Havana to Trinidad to Cayo Santa Maria - Individual journey in Cuba

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By Mark Harvey | Canwest A family road trip can be stressful. But a driving holiday in Cuba? That could be a recipe for family breakup. It starts as a compromise between the women of the family who want a sunny break from an Edmonton winter, and my desire to see one of the most intriguing countries in… Read More

Cuba destination seminar at The Trade Show

Posted in Cuba Travel > Legal Travel to Cuba

The Trade Show is the premier annual event for the US travel and tourism industry and will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center September 13 to 15, 2009. A Cuba destination seminar, “Cuba Breakthrough: Opportunities for the US Travel Industry” will be offered for the second year. It… Read More

Cuba Run 2010 - Key West Cuba regatta

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John A. Webster Founder and Commodore The Cuba Run 2010 The Cuba Run 2010 is a regatta for beach catamarans planned to take place mid November 2010, will be from Key West to Cuba and back, and will include the opportunity for Cuban Youth Sailors to be an integral part of an very intensive hands on one… Read More

Cuba Travel Services announces non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Havana

Posted in Cuba Travel > US Tourism to Cuba

Due to increased demand that flooded into Cuba Travel Services, Inc. offices on the heels of the Obama Administration lifting travel restrictions on Cuban Americans, Cuba Travel Services, Inc. will be launching its first non-stop weekly flight from LAX to Havana starting June 30, 2009. Departing on Tuesdays… Read More

Las Vegas Allegiant airline wins contract to fly from Miami to four cities in Cuba

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By Richard N. Velotta | Las Vegas Sun People who know anything about Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air know it is an airline that marches to a different beat. So why should anybody be surprised that Allegiant’s newest destinations will be places where few Americans have ever been? Allegiant Travel, the… Read More

Orbitz launches website to promote Cuba travel for all Americans

Posted in Cuba Travel > US Tourism to Cuba

By Julie Johnsson | Chicago Tribune Chicago-based travel site launches Web campaign seeking to overturn the U.S. government’s longtime travel restrictions to Cuba Blending commerce with politics, Chicago’s Orbitz Worldwide is launching a campaign this week aimed at getting Congress to reverse… Read More

Qatar to build $75 million Gran Paraiso hotel resort on Cayo Largo Cuba

Posted in Cuba Travel > Cuba Hotels

At the International Trade Fair in Cuba this week, the wealthy Persian Gulf nation of Qatar announced that the Qatar Diar Real Estate Investment Company will build the the five star “Gran Paraiso” hotel on Cayo Largo, a small tourist island off the south coast of Cuba. This hotel may be under… Read More

AirTran looking to provide direct flights to Cuba

Posted in Cuba Travel > US Tourism to Cuba

By KELLY YAMANOUCHI | PalmBeachPost.com AirTran Airways wants to be one of the first airlines to operate scheduled flights into Cuba if restrictions on tourism to the country are eased, said AirTran Chief Executive Robert Fornaro. “It’s a very pretty country and the curiosity level as well… Read More

Cuba charter flights ready for take off

Posted in Cuba Travel > US Tourism to Cuba

BY INA PAIVA CORDLE | Miami Herald Air charter operators offering flights to Cuba said Monday that they are ready and willing to ramp up service if passenger demand rises—and they expect it will. With President Obama’s lifting of travel restrictions, a Cuban American can now take a 45-minute… Read More

Traveling to Cuba: between good intentions and poor taste

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Traveling to Cuba: between good intentions and poor taste People who say: “I’d like to go to Cuba before it changes” do not mean to be insulting. They may even have good intentions. They only want to see 50’s Buicks and Fords that seem right out of a Twilight Zone episode, as a retired professor… Read More

Christopher P Baker available for Cuba travel consulting and interviews

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Press Release With plans in place to lift longstanding U.S. travel restrictions on Cuba later this month, Americans preparing to be the first ones on the island should know what this lift means, what to expect, how they’ll be permitted to travel, estimated costs, and more. Christopher P. Baker, Cuba… Read More

Cuban Events and History Calendar

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Calendar of Cuban Events Welcome to the Havana Journal’s Cuban events calendar page. Exact dates change from year to year so this calendar of events in Cuba is a general guide to the time line of interesting and important dates in Cuba. For up to date Cuba events with… Read More

Venceremos Brigade to make 40th anniversary trip to Cuba this year

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal The Venceremos Brigade has announced their 40th Anniversary Contingent Travel Challenge to Cuba that will be a trip to Cuba from July 19 to August 3, 2009. It is designed to defy the US travel restrictions on Americans’ rights of travel to Cuba and there are only about… Read More

DestinationCuba.com booking flights to Cuba and private homes

Posted in Cuba Travel > US Tourism to Cuba

Press Release The owner of U.S. based travel agency DestinationCuba.com has been coordinating travel to Cuba for 10 years said the recent lifting of the three-year restrictions on Cuban Americans visiting Cuba means more changes are coming – and it’s about time. Rob Hodel, who owns Tico Travel in… Read More

Soroa Cuba - orchids, mogotes and waterfalls in Pinar del Rio Cuba

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Cuba’s westernmost province called Pinar del Río is home to the magnificent orchid gardens in Soroa Cuba. This lovely countryside region is seventy kilometers west of Havana and offers a beautiful twenty two meter waterfall and stunning little mountains called “mogotes”… Read More

Barcelo opens hotel resort in Cayo Santa Maria Cuba

Posted in Cuba Travel > Cuba Hotels

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Barcelo Hotels and Resorts opened its fourth hotel in Cuba, this time on Cayo Santa Maria. The hotel is called Barcelo Cayo Santa Maria. It is a five star hotel with 624 rooms and will be marketed under the exclusive trademark of Barcelo Premium. This hotel is nicely situated… Read More

OFAC licensed Cuba Travel Services to open Hialeah Florida office

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Press Release With increased confidence in the Obama Administration to ease travel restrictions to Cuba for Cuban Americans, Cuba Travel Services, Inc. will be opening a new office in Hialeah, Florida. Cuba Travel Services, Inc. provides travel services for authorized Cuban Americans visiting family… Read More

Study Spanish before you travel to Cuba

Posted in Cuba Travel > Cuba Travel

Studying the Spanish language is all about immersion and Spanish courses in Cuba revolve around this very concept. Immerse yourself in the language, spoken in a native context, and achieve the best progress conversing with a local family in a home stay program or just settle for immersing yourself in… Read More

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