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Carnival lowers profit outlook, cites U.S. ban on Cuba cruises

Carnival earned $451 million in its fiscal second quarter, which ended May 31, down from $561 million a year earlier. The results, however, were better than analysts had expected.
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Scorpion hitches a ride to Canada in woman’s luggage then promptly gives birth

Remember the snake that hitched a ride to Hawaii? Well, maybe it got the idea from the scorpion that bummed a ride to B.C.
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Itinerary changes for RCI, Carnival, NCL in wake of new Cuba policy

Cruise lines have pulled off the impossible, adjusting the itineraries of dozens of cruises with one day’s notice in the wake of restrictive new U.S. policies for travel to Cuba.
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Cuba’s Golden Tulip Aguas Claras Resort shines with Transat

Located on a 1.5 kilometre private beach in Cayo Santa Maria, Golden Tulip Aguas Claras Resort is a property that plunges you into nature in all its glory, says Transat.
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Kempinski, Gaviota team up again for new 5-star resort in Cuba’s Cayo Guillermo

Kempinski Hotels and Grupo de Turismo Gaviota SA have signed a management contract for Cayo Guillermo Resort Kempinski, marking the arrival of the first five-star luxury resort complex in Cuba.
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Carnival Corp. facing down lawsuits over disputed property in Cuba

In 1958, Jose Ramon Lopez's father owned Cuba's main airport, its national airline and three small hotels. Conchita Beltran's family had about 2,160 acres (874 hectares) of sugar and tobacco fields. And the families of Mickael Behn and Javier Garcia Bengochea had docks in Havana and Santiago de Cuba.
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U.S. to allow lawsuits against foreign companies in Cuba, putting Canadian interests at risk

The EU and Canada are joining forces to protect their companies now that the U.S has opened the door for lawsuits against foreign firms operating on properties Cuba seized from American firms during the Cuban revolution in the 1950s.
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Cuba aims for 5 million+ visitors in 2019

Gaviota Tourism Group and the Cuba Tourism Board are making sure the Canadian travel trade knows all about the extensive upgrades and improvements currently taking place in Cuba and driven by the Cuban government and Gaviota.
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Hola Sun Safety Ring is the Cuba specialist’s protection plan for 2019

Hola Sun Holidays has introduced its Safety Ring Travel Protection Plan for 2019.
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Meliá Cuba debuts brand new hotel in Varadero

Meliá Internacional has taken over the name and location of Cuba’s iconic Hotel Internacional Varadero with a brand new hotel ideal for families and couples alike.
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Budget cuts not a problem, says Visit Florida, Canada still a top priority
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Any concerns about Visit Florida losing steam in the Canadian market following hefty budget cuts were eased yesterday...
“He was kind, gentle and thoughtful”: Industry veteran Ed Day dies at 49
“He was kind, gentle and thoughtful”: Industry veteran Ed Day passes away at 49
Ed Day was a much-loved and respected travel industry veteran whose sudden passing is generating an outpouring of...
WestJet adds capacity to PUJ, SJD; Onex Corp. deal gets first approval
WestJet adds capacity to PUJ, SJD; Onex Corp. deal gets first approval
Starting Dec. 13 WestJet will operate a nonstop overnight flight to Punta Cana out of Calgary using B767 aircraft that...
TravelBrands has a new BDM in Eastern Ontario and the GTA
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Michael Sette, a former sales manager at Sears Travel, has joined the ranks at TravelBrands as a new Business...
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