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A worker collects tobacco leafs on a farm in San Juan y Martínez, in the province of Pinar del Río. Photo: Jorge Luis Baños / IPS.

Cuba introduces two more productive varieties of tobacco

Two new and very productive varieties of Virginia tobacco, used in the production of cigarettes, were successfully introduced in the tobacco plantations of Pinar del Río. The Virginia San Luis 23 and the Virginia San Luis 24 are being tested … Continued

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Photo by Gabriel Guerra Bianchini.

OnCuba suggests: Summer in Havana

A large amount of persons avid to approach our culture, traditions and gastronomy come to the island during the summer. Beyond being a sun and beach destination, Cuba can provide unique, diverse vacations full of history, nature and much charm. … Continued

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A year ago, JetBlue re-inaugurated regular flights between Cuba and the United States. Photo: Ramón Espinosa / AP.

Expert: Flights to Cuba should continue

Aviation expert John Grant considers that Americans’ interest in traveling to Cuba “remains high,” although today it “isn’t looking as bright,” he affirms. In an article published in the specialized AviationPros site, Grant analyses the causes of the reduction in … Continued

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Photo by Orlando Pujols

Melao’s, rediscovering Cuban cuisine

Among the Cuban capital’s diverse gastronomic spaces stands Melao’s, an adventurous and elegant restaurant in unison with a very defined culinary line. This space emerged from a family dream, its greatest objective being to please those who visit it in … Continued

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The Carnival Paradise on its inaugural trip from Tampa to Cuba. Photo: Monica Herndon / Times.

Carnival announces five new trips to Cuba

Carnival Corporation, the world’s major cruise company, announced five more trips to Cuba for 2018, from Tampa Bay, Florida. The journeys will always be on board the 260-meter-long Carnival Paradise with capacity for 2,052 passengers. Our cruises to Cuba have … Continued

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Photo: Courtesy of the hotel

Paseo 206 Boutique Hotel: An Embrace of Exclusiveness and Exquisiteness

There are places that shy away from classifications at a distance, which are an invitation to discover their exquisiteness based on personal experience. They encourage unique perceptions, they meet the most rigorous tastes. Havana has the Paseo 206 Boutique Hotel. … Continued

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The Marina, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ first ship to travel to Havana. Photo: Claudio Peláez Sordo.

Norwegian: “The trips to Havana have been a homerun”

Cuba has become a star destination for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. The U.S. company, one of the world’s most important in the cruise business, revealed its financial results in the second quarter of 2017, and the itineraries to the largest … Continued

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Ricky W. Kunz, chief commercial officer of the Port of Houston Authority (left) and Captain José Joaquín Prado Falero, general director of Cuba’s Maritime Administration, signing the Memorandum of Understanding. Photo: Ernesto Mastrascusa / EFE.

Port Houston breaks ice with Cuba

The Port of Houston Authority last week signed in Havana a Memorandum of Friendship and Commercial Cooperation with the Cuban maritime authorities. It is the first bilateral agreement at this level since President Donald Trump’s announcements last June.

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Photo: Alejandro Ernesto / EFE

Handing over of licenses for private work in Cuba suspended

The Cuban government temporarily suspended the handing over of licenses for a group of private work activities, officially called self-employment. The measure forms part of “a systematic process of checking and perfecting, geared at correcting deficiencies,” reported the island’s First … Continued

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The Norwegian Sun will start sailing to Havana in 2018. Photo: Maritime Connector.

Norwegian betting strong on Cuba

Norwegian Cruise Line is seeking to consolidate itself in Cuba. Despite the new Trump administration policy toward the island, the U.S. cruise line announced the expansion of its Cuban itineraries with the incorporation of a new ship. The Norwegian Sun, … Continued

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