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Cuba

“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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Transat launches Cubamania sale

Got Cuba-bound clients? Transat is offering up to $800 savings per couple to those booking all-inclusive Cuba packages for next fall or winter.
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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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“We’re handling it as a team”: Globus on the Italy outbreak, and travel myths
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With the number of coronavirus cases rapidly increasing in Italy, Globus family of brands is reassuring travel agents...
TICO board approves Comp Fund payment for Adria Airways consumers
TICO board approves Comp Fund payment for Adria Airways consumers
TICO’s Board of Directors has approved a payment from the Travel Industry Compensation Fund to consumers affected by...
Agents can ‘Sell and Sail Free’ with Silversea’s new incentive
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With Silversea’s ‘Sell and Sail Free’ promotion, agents in Canada and the U.S. can earn a free expedition cruise...
Atout France announces Product of the Year Award
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Over 150 tourism professionals and more than a dozen exhibitors and partners took part in last night’s Destination...
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