Archive for the ‘Havana Downtown’ Category

Travelucion - Obama to visit Cuba in March

The brief visit in mid-March will mark a watershed moment in relations between the U.S. and Cuba, making Obama the first sitting U.S. president to set foot on the island in nearly seven decades. While in the country, Obama plans to meet with groups advocating for change in Cuba, a condition the president had laid [...]

Travelucion Gets Exclusive Contract to Market and Book Cuban Medical Procedures and Treatments

 
 
Cuban Health is pleased to announce Travelucion has signed an exclusive contract to begin international commercialization and marketing of Cuban medical treatments across its 432 Cuban related websites. The combination of low cost of treatment and excellent post-operative rehabilitation centers makes Cuba an ideal destination for medical tourism. The National Health System of Cuba, along [...]

Cuba Digital Media Giant Travelucion Courts Acquisition Offers

 
 
Controlling a gigantic portion of Cuba related internet traffic has just become a unique commodity that the Cuba digital media corporation Travelucion is relishing. The company’s colossal group of 432 multilingual web properties seemingly dominating each and every internet search. Everything from the life of enigmatic American writer Ernest Hemingway in Cuba, to reserving a [...]

Havanatur prepares for American Travelers to Cuba

 
There’s been a quiet but relentless transformation in the Cuba Travel sector over the past 2 years. Cuba’s Ministry of Tourism, better known via the acronym MINTUR, has slowly limited access to the U.S market by prohibiting all national service providers from selling to Americans. That is, besides Havanatur. Havanatur is a wholly owned Travel [...]

Havanautos Car rental Next to Sidestep Agents

 
2014 has been a tough year for travel companies dealing with Cuba. Firstly, the shift away from centralized hotel bookings has seen Cuba’s MINTUR tourism ministry ratchet up direct sales of hotels through Amadeus and locally managed hotel portals.
 
The second step in this move will see those operating websites purporting to be Cuban hotels having [...]

Cuba Car Rental companies to use locally manufactured cars

 
 
Every year Cuba’s Ministry of tourism spends upwards of $25million on the renovation of its Cuban Car Rental fleets. However, each year the new cars purchased are often plagued with typical mechanical problems which render portions of the fleet unserviceable until spare parts can be delivered. A recent accord signed in mid 2013 by Raul [...]

Cuba Hotel Reservation | Cuba eliminates hotel prepayments

 
 
For over two decades Cuba has been one of the worlds few destinations where in order to receive a hotel confirmation, one had to prepay the whole stay, days, weeks or months in advance. Some visitors having prepaid thousands for a hotel stay in Cuba six months or more in advance. But not any longer!
 
Recent [...]

Cuba sees massive increase in tourism in the midst of Chavez death

 
 
The death of President Chavez may not be the blow to the Cuban economy some experts are claiming. Admittedly, Cuba has become heavily dependent on its Caribbean neighbor over the past 10 years, however, recent figures show that tourism could become Cuba´s saving grace as bookings skyrocket and most of the country is overbooked for [...]

Investment in Cuba | +150 million in assets gone overnight

 
Stephen Purvis (british)
Amado Fakhre (british)
Vahe “Cy” Tokmakjian (Canadian)
Jean Louis Autret (French)
Sarkis Yacoubian (Canadian)
 
 
The above names are just a few of Cuba´s prominent investors from the 90´s who´s liberty, assets and future in Cuba has been taken away over the past 24 months. Some say it’s not a coincidence that these 5 managed firms which were [...]

Autentica Cuba | Tales of corruption, fraud & scams

 
Behind the polished image of Cuba´s MINTUR (ministry of tourism) and their recent Autentica Cuba campaign lurks a sinister black market, or so we are told.
 
Seldom do professionals from the travel industry in Cuba speak out and, less so when they are foreign travel professionals located on the island. Historically, fearful of government reprisals, many [...]

Car Rental in Cuba – Online Comparison winter 2010

As the Christmas season approaches many of you are looking for Car Rental in Cuba. We´ve compiled this from recommendations at Trip Advisor, Lonely Planet, Trivago, Amadeus.
Car Rental in Cuba from USA
Here is a short comparison of some of the Cuba Car Rental Companies who offer online reservations.
Transtur Rent A Car - http://www.transturrentacar.com/
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Sol Melia prohibits internet use by Cubans in its Cuban Hotels

In an unusual twist right out of a badly written novel, Sol Melia denied access to the internet on camera to two Cuban citizens this past Sunday. In itself a remarkable decision by the Spanish chain with more hotels in Cuba than any other. The video shows a Melia employee alleging that both Etecsa and [...]

Saint John's

78 air-conditioned rooms, all with private bath, telephone and satellite TV. Restaurant serving international cuisine, Trattoria Maraka´s offers international and italian cuisine and The Toro Steak House restaurant which serves exclusive meals made with beef from Western Canada. Bar, cafeteria, nightclub, swimming pool, medical services, currency exchange, safety deposit box, taxis and tourist bureau.
Address:
Calle O [...]

Colina

79 air-conditioned rooms, all with private bath, telephone, satellite TV and safety deposit box. Restaurant, video bar, lobby bar, cafeteria, currency exchange, medical services, shop, tourist desk, national and international telephone and taxi service.
Address:
Calle L e/ 27 y Jovellar, Vedado.
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Habana Riviera

Located along the Malecon, Havana's waterfront boulevard, this elegant hotel is considered a classic among Cubans.
Its proximity to the historical-cultural center of Havana, makes this hotel the perfect place from which to explore the city. In the night time the Riviera offers excellent entertainment featuring both the exclusive Salsa Cabaret and one of Havana's top [...]

Victoria

Located in the heart of Vedado, this 4-star hotel couples distinction with convenience. Its proximity to the historical-cultural center of Havana, makes this hotel the perfect place from which to explore the city. The hotel features one of Havana's top restaurants.
Address:
Calle 19 y M, Vedado
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Presidente

The distinctive Presidente Hotel is conveniently located on one of Havana's great avenues, in the central Vedado district. It neighbors the Amadeo Roldan Theater and the bustling heart of the Vedado district are just minutes away.
Address:
Calzada esq. G , Vedado
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Capri

The Capri combines the features of a grand hotel with the intimacy and privacy of a small boutique hotel. It is located in the heart of the bustling Vedado district. Make sure to visit the restaurant on one of the top floors, offering stunning views of Havana by night.
Address:
21 e/ N y O , Vedado
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Vedado

Centrally located in the heart of the Vedado district, the hotel offers large, comfortable rooms and its swimming pool is one of the city's favorites. At night, you're just minutes away from the city's hot spots.
Address:
Calle O No.244 e/23 y 25
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Nacional de Cuba

The Hotel Nacional de Cuba has more than sixty years of history. Considered as a CLASSIC FOR DISTINCTION, it was opened on December 30th, 1930. In 1992 it went through a general restoration preserving all the splendor of its eclectic architecture as a result of a mixture of Art Deco features with modern influences of [...]

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