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Varadero on tap to have a busy year following record numbers in 2019

Following a record-breaking year in 2019, the Cuba Tourist Board is gearing up for a busy year ahead that includes new luxury properties and an expanded lineup of excursions and events.
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Canadian visitation to Cuba up from 2018

Canadians came out to Cuba’s shores in droves last year, surpassing 2018 arrival numbers by over 100,00.
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Cuba surpasses 1,000,000 visitors from the Canadian market for 2019

Cuba has reached the one million mark for Canadian visitors - and it reached that milestone on Dec. 4, the exact same day it hit the million mark last year.
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“I’m counting on you,” Gomez tells agents at Autentica Cuba event

At last night’s Autentica Cuba event, new director of the Cuba Tourist Board in Toronto, Lessner Gomez, said Cuba is “ready for the 2019-2020 winter season”, and thanked the trade for all of its support.
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Washington banning U.S. flights to all Cuban cities except Havana

The Trump administration is banning U.S. flights to all Cuban cities except Havana in the latest move to roll back the Obama-era easing of relations, officials said Friday. Supporters of the ban said it would starve the Havana government of cash and limit its ability to repress Cubans and support
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“You can count on us”: Cuba specialist Hola Sun has perks for agents & clients this winter

Hola Sun’s series of winter 2019/2020 product launches has wrapped up after strong showings in Barrie, Toronto and Ajax.
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Lessner Gomez named Director of the Cuba Tourist Board in Toronto

The Cuba Tourism Board has named Lessner Gomez the new Director of the Cuba Tourist Board in Toronto.
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“We are not going to turn our backs on Canadians”: Marrero

Despite some consumer media reports to the contrary, Cuba’s resorts are fully operational and ready to welcome Canadian vacationers this winter, says Cuba’s Tourism Minister, Manuel Marrero.
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Kempinski to open third hotel in Cuba, coming in late 2019

Kempinski Hotels has further expanded its presence in Cuba with the signing of its third hotel on the island.
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Hola Sun makes Cuba a priority in milestone anniversary year

With its beautiful beaches, vast array of value-added properties and easy access from Canada, Cuba has traditionally been an easy sell for travel agents. But there are ways to make the process even easier, and we have Hola Sun to thank.
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