Archive for the ‘Cuba’ Category
HAVANA, Cuba – Mileidy Ramayo hasn’t seen her father since he left Cuba on a raft but is hoping the loosening of travel restrictions might help bring that reunion closer to taking place. “I haven’t seen my father since 1994. It would change my life to be able to see him and give him a [...]
HAVANA, Cuba – The number of foreign tourists visiting Cuba is expected to reach nearly 2.9 million in 2012 and 3 million in 2013, according to the Cuban Ministry of Tourism.¬†Minister of Tourism Manuel Marrero has said recently the island country has received 2.85 million foreign tourists from January to mid-December, up 4.9 percent from [...]
According to the Cuban government, tourism from Russia has more than doubled in the last two years, an influx tour guides say has as much to do with Russian nostalgia for Cuba as it has to do with instability in favoured Russian vacation spots caught up in the Arab Spring.
Washington, D.C.‚ÄĒPresident Obama‚Äôs executive order to broaden travel to Cuba, including religious, academic, cultural and ‚Äúpeople to people‚ÄĚ activities, is yet another important step toward the end goal: easing all travel restrictions, said Lisa Simon, NTA president.
NEW ROCHELLE, NY – Recent, widespread reports indicate that President Obama may ease travel restrictions between the US and Cuba. The Miami Herald stated, “The Obama administration will soon ease some restrictions on US travel to Cuba and other sanctions following Havana’s promise to free political prisoners, according to growing but unconfirmed reports,” on August [...]
Communist Cuba once relied on the Soviet Union for its food, cars, oil and, of course, missiles. Now, as relations with Moscow warm up again, the island is angling for a new Russian export: tourists.¬†It’s offering them a glimpse of a society that some Russians view with nostalgia.
Despite being entrenched in communist tradition and mentality, Cuba has decided to open its arms towards foreign investment and open up an extra eight golf courses around the island. Until the revolution of 1959, Cuba had 12 golf courses yet the appearance of Fidel Castro as the head of the country meant that the courses [...]
U.S.- Cuba Travel Summit Features Senator Dorgan, Cuban Ministry Officials, Travel and Investment Specialists
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The U.S.-Cuba Travel Summit, March 24-26 in Cancun, features a unique opportunity for travel professionals to connect with Cuban officials and travel specialists. U.S. travel professionals and others interested in being at the front of the opportunity hen travel opens to Cuba will want to attend this one-of-a-kind conference. Presented by Alamar [...]
Cuba’s Foreign Minister told the General Assembly yesterday that it is still waiting for the global optimism generated by the new United States administration to be translated into action, calling for an end to the decades-long embargo against the Caribbean nation.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -NTA President Lisa Simon, CTP, joined Congressman Sam Farr, D-California, and other partners supporting the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act for a Sept. 21 New York media blitz.