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OTDYKH International Russian Travel Market to celebrate 25th anniversary in 2019

September 10-12 2019 will see the return of the successful OTDYKH Leisure International Russian Travel market. Held in Moscow each year.

Hotel history: Hotel Bossert once owned by Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Hotel Bossert was built in 1909 by Louis Bossert, a Brooklyn lumber magnate, as a residential hotel in Brooklyn Heights. The historic 14-story,...

Four foreign tourists killed, dozens injured in Cuba bus crash

Tour bus carrying 40 passengers, including 22 foreign tourists from Argentina, Canada, Spain, the United States, France, the Netherlands and Mexico, overturned near Guantanamo...

555 airline passengers died in 2018: Is this good news?

Last year 555 airline passengers died in plane accidents. This is the worst year according to a report by BBC. The good news is with 4.5 billion airline passengers traveling on 45 million flights in 2018, the yar was still the ninth safest in aviation history.

How Ocho Rios, Jamaica became a life-saving Christmas miracle for two...

Rerouting of the Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas from Cuba to Ocho Rios, Jamaica meant to be a life-saving Christmas miracle for two sailors. 

On the Vegas strip: Let your imagination RUM wild

The music is on, the cocktails are flowing and the party is just getting started at RHUMBAR at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

New Havana LGBTQ Pride Celebration Tour marks historic changes to Cuban...

A Miami-based travel agency specializing in customized experiences of Cuba, is launching an exciting new tour for 2019: the Havana LGBTQ Pride Celebration tour....

Hahn Air makes HR-169 tickets available to travel agents in Cuba

Hahn Air, a German airline and the leading provider of distribution services for other airlines, is now for the first time enabling travel agents...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ins

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

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 port.

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

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

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

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

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