Turismo, el pastel solo para unos pocos
El sector debería ser inclusivo con los inversionistas cubanos
Lunes, mayo 22, 2017 | Miriam Leiva
LA HABANA, Cuba.- El turismo podría convertirse en la industria
propulsora del despertar productivo y económico en Cuba. El pequeño
archipiélago del mar Caribe, a 90 millas de Estados Unidos, posee una
naturaleza espléndida, un pueblo acogedor,… Continue reading
Cuba: Forbidden Fruit / Iván García
Iván García, 11 May 2017 — Scarcely a block away from the majestic Grand
Hotel Manzana Kempinski, whose inauguration is expected next June 2nd,
next to the Payret cinema, a state-owned cafeteria sells an acidic and
insipid hamburger with bread for the equivalent of 50 centavos. Workers
in the neighbourhood and beggars who survive… Continue reading
Unique Sandbar Coastal Ecosystem in Cuba Calls for Climate Solutions
By Ivet González
BARACOA, Cuba, May 19 2017 (IPS) – A battered bridge connects the centre
of Baracoa, Cuba´s oldest city, with a singular dark-sand sandbar, known
as Tibaracón, that forms on one of the banks of the Macaguaní River
where it flows into the Caribbean Sea in northeastern Cuba.… Continue reading
Compañías hoteleras de EEUU podrían estar pensando en desembarcar en Cuba
16 de mayo de 2017 – 17:05
La participación de compañías hoteleras estadounidenses en la
conferencia anual de la Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment esta
semana en La Habana es considerada por especialistas como una buena señal
El régimen cubano y varios asesores de turismo estarían preparando el… Continue reading
Compañías hoteleras de EEUU podrían estar alistándose para desembarcar
en la Isla
AGENCIAS | La Habana | 16 de Mayo de 2017 – 21:54 CEST.
El Gobierno y varios asesores de turismo estarían preparando el
desembarco en la Isla de grandes compañías hoteleras.
La conferencia anual de la Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment
se inauguró esta semana en La… Continue reading
Major U.S. hotel groups sponsor tourism investment meeting in Havana
Reuters May 16, 2017
By Marc Frank
HAVANA (Reuters) – The annual Latin American Hotel and Tourism
Investment Conferences meeting opened in Havana this week and the list
of sponsors read like the who’s who of the U.S. hotel industry.
The head of the organization, Arturo Garcia, told Reuters it… Continue reading
Más de 200 empresas hoteleras participan en La Habana en un foro sobre
AGENCIAS | La Habana | 15 de Mayo de 2017 – 21:01 CEST.
Más de 200 empresas hoteleras de todo el mundo se reunieron este lunes
en La Habana, en el foro de negocios Sahic, para abordar las
posibilidades de inversión del sector turístico en la… Continue reading
Why Cuba’s Brain Drain Looks Different
MAY 15, 2017 BY MONIKA DONIMIRSKA
COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Cuba is
experiencing a brain drain, though it’s not the kind that forecasters
were predicting when the long-closed country began opening its borders.
It’s internal brain drain, says Rebecca Bellinger, managing director of
the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith… Continue reading
Meliá Hotels International expands in Cuba
Meliá Hotels International is set to extend its presence in the centre
of Cuba with the addition of 8 hotels, while also assisting in promoting
The company is now committed to enhancing quality and service in the new
hotels through their renovation and adaptation to its brand standards.
According to Meliá‘s Vice… Continue reading
Royal Caribbean will be sailing year-round to Cuba in 2018
BY CHABELI HERRERA
With demand to see Cuba still hot, Royal Caribbean International is
extending its commitment to sail to the island through 2019.
The Miami-based cruise line announced Wednesday that it is initiating a
year-long Cuba program that includes 58 four- and five-night sailings
from January 2018 through… Continue reading
Cruises Could Be Big Winners in Cuba
The once-taboo island lacks tourist infrastructure. Ship operators hope
to change that.
by Christopher Palmeri
May 11, 2017, 10:00 PM GMT+2
After President Barack Obama eased restrictions on American citizens
traveling to Cuba last year, airlines raced to start service from the
U.S. to 10 cities across the island. But they quickly learned… Continue reading
US Travel Companies Need a Long-Term Perspective to Capitalize on Cuba
The FINANCIAL — Two years after travel restrictions between the US and
Cuba started to ease, interest in the island remains strong and growing
among US travelers.
According to a recent article by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), more
than 2 million US citizens could visit Cuba each year… Continue reading
Cuba travel is still hot for Americans, new study says
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
Despite some U.S. airlines’ decisions to scale back service to Cuba or
abandon their Cuba routes, Americans’ interest in visiting the island is
still strong and there’s plenty of potential for growth, according to a
new travel study.
An analysis by The Boston Consulting Group released… Continue reading
New luxury mall in socialist Cuba pits state consumerism against the poor
Military’s business arm has transformed Manzana de Gomez mall into an
opulent spectacle that both fascinates and alienates Cubans: ‘I can’t
Associated Press in Havana
Tuesday 9 May 2017 16.16 BST Last modified on Tuesday 9 May 2017 18.09 BST
The saleswomen in L’Occitane en Provence’s… Continue reading
Cuba Is ‘Huge Opportunity’ for U.S. Travel Companies, BCG Says
| May 10, 2017, at 12:18 a.m.
HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba represents a “huge” but challenging opportunity
for U.S. cruise, airline and hotel companies as American visitors to the
Caribbean island could increase as much as sevenfold by 2025, according
to a report by the Boston Consulting Group.
As many… Continue reading
With Lacoste, Mont Blanc, Socialist Cuba Has 1st Luxury Mall
Cuba has its first luxury mall, thanks to the business arm of Cuba’s
army transforming a century-old shopping arcade into a temple to
conspicuous capitalism, in the heart of the capital of a nation founded
on ideals of social equality.
May 9, 2017, at 12:05 a.m.
By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated… Continue reading
If Venezuela Goes to Hell, Will Things Look Bad for Cuba? / Iván García
Ivan Garcia, 28 April 2017 — Soot covers the unpainted facades of
buildings on Tenth of October Boulevard. Old American cars from the
1950s, rebuilt with modern diesel engines and now privately operated as
taxis, transit across asphalt, leaving behind a trail of black smoke and… Continue reading
Starting a business in Cuba is more difficult for entrepreneurs of
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES
The first Cuban chef with a Michelin star, and the chef — and owner — of
the private paladar where former President Barack Obama dined during
his trip to Cuba, have something more in common than love of cooking:
Both represent snippets… Continue reading
This is why American tourists don’t want to travel to Cuba
By Kari Paul
Published: May 3, 2017 6:39 a.m. ET
Interest is waning a year after the country was opened up to U.S. visitors
A flash of excitement about travel to Cuba after the country opened its
borders to the U.S. in 2016 for the first time in decades… Continue reading
Is Cuba’s potential tourism growth a threat to the rest of the Caribbean?
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
You might think other Caribbean tourism destinations would be ready to
flip their sandals as Cuba’s tourism numbers continue to climb.
International visitors to Cuba last year rose by 13.9 percent to a
record 4 million, second only to the Dominican Republic (5.96… Continue reading
What would happen in Cuba if Maduro fell?
ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 1 de Mayo de 2017 – 09:38 CEST.
There are probably not many Cubans who are aware of the economic and
social tsunami that the fall of the military regime in Venezuela could
unleash upon them. They can’t be. Reading Granma, Juventud Rebelde, and
Trabajadores,… Continue reading
Fears Over Opening Up Of US-Cuba Tourism May Be Misplaced – IMF
Published: Monday | May 1, 2017 | 5:15 PM
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has declared that fears by
Caribbean countries that the opening up of United States-Cuba tourism
could seriously impact the sector in the region may be misplaced.
The assertion is made in a Working Paper… Continue reading