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Cuba and Brazil to strengthen tourism cooperation

International Tourism Fair (FITCuba 2013) Cuba and Brazil to strengthen tourism cooperation

VARASERO, Cuba - “Our philosophy is very simple: come to visit Brazil during the course of the upcoming events we’re preparing.

Canadian visitor drowns in Cuba

Foreign tourist dies in Varadero Canadian visitor drowns in Cuba

VARADERO, Cuba - A Canadian has died while on vacation in Cuba.

Cubans no longer need exit permit to travel abroad

Havana Eases Travel Rules Cubans no longer need exit permit to travel abroad

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.

Cuba expects 3 million foreign visitors in 2013

Cuba's foreign tourist arrivals keep rising Cuba expects 3 million foreign visitors in 2013

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.

Hurricane Sandy to morph into Frankenstorm

US East Coast bracing for monster storm Hurricane Sandy to morph into Frankenstorm

According to state television reports from Cuba, more than 3,000 buildings have been damaged by Hurricane Sandy. In Santiago, tourists were able to ride out the storm in their hotels.

Western Cuba goes dark after widespread power failure

Cienfuegos power plant failure Western Cuba goes dark after widespread power failure

HAVANA, Cuba - A widespread power failure on Sunday night plunged millions of people across western Cuba into darkness.

Cuba experiencing Russian tourist invasion

Russian tourism to Cuba Cuba experiencing Russian tourist invasion

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 ...

Pope Benedict XVI to visit Cuba this March

Papal Visit To Cuba Pope Benedict XVI to visit Cuba this March

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will make his first-ever visit to Cuba from March 26-28, 2012.

Ruby Princess rescues three people on boat adrift at sea

Ruby to the Rescue Ruby Princess rescues three people on boat adrift at sea

Dr. Anton Anderssen and Marco Airaghi

Three French nationals were rescued at sea tonight after an ill-fated voyage northeast of Cuba. Their three-hulled vessel lost navigational power, leaving her crew endangered, miles from any ...

Canadian cruise line offers cruises around  Cuba

Havana to Havana? Yes. Canadian cruise line offers cruises around Cuba

Beginning December 4, a recently incorporated Canadian cruise line named Cubacruise Inc will offer week long cruises around the entire island of Cuba with many stops along the way.

Tourism becomes second largest contributor to Cuban economy

Cuban tourism Tourism becomes second largest contributor to Cuban economy

Cuban revenue from tourism jumped 13 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2010, the National Statistics Office, or ONE, reported on its Web site.

ABC Charters brings Cuba landing rights to Tampa

Tampa to Cuba Flights ABC Charters brings Cuba landing rights to Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. - Today, the Cuban government has authorized flights between Cuba and Tampa after almost 50 years.

UK and Cuba sign tourism cooperation agreement

UK-Cuba tourism investment deal UK and Cuba sign tourism cooperation agreement

The UK and Cuba have signed a bilateral cooperation agreement in Havana.

Cuba: Tourist numbers up, revenue not

Cuban Tourism Cuba: Tourist numbers up, revenue not

Cuba says it is receiving more visitors each year, but tourism income has yet to return to what it was before the global financial crisis caused a sharp downturn in the sector.

15 convicted in Cuban airline, tourism agency corruption scandal

Cubana de Aviacion Corruption Case 15 convicted in Cuban airline, tourism agency corruption scandal

HAVANA, Cuba - A Cuban court has convicted 14 government officials and businessmen and a Chilean entrepreneur for corruption and bribery involving the state-owned airline and a tourism agency.

Travelers increasingly headed to Cuba for salsa dancing

Cuba Travel Travelers increasingly headed to Cuba for salsa dancing

HAVANA, Cuba - Young and old burn up the dance floor at Havana's Las Canitas nightclub every weekend.

Minister: Cuba's tourist numbers continue to grow

2011 Cuba Tourism Show Minister: Cuba's tourist numbers continue to grow

Cuba's annual tourist show opened Tuesday in Havana with tourism officials reporting that the island continues to host growing numbers of visitors.

The real intentions of the “partnership of equals”

Press Statement The real intentions of the “partnership of equals”

Fidel Castro Ruz

"Yesterday [March 22, 2011] was a long day. I was paying attention to the ups and downs of Obama in Chile since noon, as I had done the day before with his adventures in the city of Rio de ...

Cuba devalues Convertible Peso to boost tourism

Buying power of tourists to Cuba gets a boost Cuba devalues Convertible Peso to boost tourism

HAVANA, Cuba — The Central Bank of Cuba has announced an 8 percent devaluation of the island’s hard currency, the Cuban Convertible Peso or CUC.

Tampa airport becomes new gateway to Cuba

Tampa International becomes Next US Gateway Tampa airport becomes new gateway to Cuba

TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa International Airport gets the green light to accept flights to and from Cuba. Today, the Airport has received its official approval from U.S.

The revolutionary rebellion in Egypt

Press Statement The revolutionary rebellion in Egypt

Fidel Castro

"Several days ago I said that Mubarak’s fate was sealed and that not even Obama was able to save him.

Bishops welcome new Obama policies on Cuba

Travel To Cuba Bishops welcome new Obama policies on Cuba

WASHINGTON - The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) welcomed an Executive Order by President Obama broadening the scope of travel allowed to Cuba and allowing non-family ...

UN Mission in Haiti and the epidemic

Press Statement UN Mission in Haiti and the epidemic

Fidel Castro Ruz

“About three weeks ago news and photos were published showing Haitian citizens throwing stones and protesting in indignation against the forces of MINUSTAH, accusing it of having transmitted ...

Duty and the epidemic in Haiti

Press Statement Duty and the epidemic in Haiti

Fidel Castro Ruz

“Last Friday, on December 3rd, the UN decided to devote one General Assembly session to analyzing the cholera epidemic in that sister country. News of that decision was heartening.

Cuban tourism numbers up

Destination News Cuban tourism numbers up

HAVANA — Despite global economic weakness Cuban tourism increased during the first 9 months of 2010, with both revenue and visitor numbers up, according to island's tourism officials.

WestJet launches service between Toronto and Santa Clara, Cuba

Aviation News WestJet launches service between Toronto and Santa Clara, Cuba

CALGARY - WestJet today announced the launch of new, seasonal non-stop service between Toronto and Santa Clara, Cuba.

Tropicana to offer Cuba cruises

Tropicana Cruises Tropicana to offer Cuba cruises

London-based Tropicana Cruises will begin cruises from Havana in November, Cruise Industry News first reported.

Congressional Committee faces Cuba decision

US-Cuba Travel Congressional Committee faces Cuba decision

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. - "While the White House dithers, an historic decision on U.S.

Cuba eyes development of golf resorts, doubles foreign lease limits

Cuba Courts Foreign Investors Cuba eyes development of golf resorts, doubles foreign lease limits

JUAN O. TAMAYO

Hoping to lure in golf-playing tourists to Cuba -- and eventually even U.S.

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