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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 with its doctors and surgeons, are world renowned as is Cuban medical research.   Rising healthcare costs in developed countries like Canada, America [...]
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Travelucion to sign strategic marketing agreements with key Florida Travel Agents

  Only 90 miles off the coast of Florida yet seemingly out of reach for most Americans, Cuba just got a whole lot closer.    Travelucion an online Cuba travel & Media Company, will begin offering online media promotion of packages from Florida based travel agents across its 432 Cuba focused websites in the coming months. Travelucion has an annual reach of 30 million page views, but recently web visitors from the USA shot up from 11% in 2014 to [...]
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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 company managed directly by Cuba’s Ministry of Tourism bosses. Yes, in 2015 the stage is now set for Havanatur to be the sole agency [...]
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Tripadvisor Gives Cuban Resort Worlds Best Status

  Vacation review giant Tripadvisor today announced the world’s highest ranked all-inclusive resort. What makes the accolade so important is not only that it’s the Cayo Santa Maria Royalton Hotel but, that the American company finally decided to give Cuban customer service a thumbs up and the prestigious title it deserves.The Cayo Santa Maria Royalton Hotel in Cuba ranked as the best resort for all-inclusive vacations in the world, an incredible boost to moral for Cuba’s MINTUR tourism ministry who [...]
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Raul Castro to local Journalists – OK so long as you’re not Cuban…

  Fancy yourself as a part time journalist? Open a business in Cuba…    In April 2012 my colleagues here wrote an extensive report on fraud in Cuba, revealed by a foreign blogger based in Cuba. However, it occurred to me that the ramifications of this article were not entirely analyzed and some important issues have been overlooked. You see, blogging from within Cuba is still a perilous affair – IF you’re Cuban – and almost impossible, as Yoani Sanchez [...]
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Cuba Hotel Reservation | Cuba eliminates hotel prepayments

Cuba hotel reservation     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 sweeping changes introduced in July 2013 mean that you can now secure your hotel booking in Cuba without [...]
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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 months in advance. Most hotels in Havana are booked solid until May and June plus, considering that bookings for the Caribbean are seldom [...]
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Raul Castro retirement a joke or on the books?

Raul Castro has made remarks he may retire but is this a joke or a plan? Of course, everyone retires at some point, either through ill health or simply personal will. But when will that sometime be for 82 year old Mr Castro? Of course, remarks such as this about retirement may just be to play the press and solidify attempts to get a U.S reaction. One thing is for sure, the Castro dynasty will not be over any time [...]
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Cuba People to People | Marco Rubio wake up call to Obama Administration

  This all started with Senator Marco Rubio who recently slammed the Obama administrations travel openings in the United States senate. Here is an excerpt of his floor speech:   “When I look at this stuff, you know what I want to say? Come on, man! This is about promoting democracy and freedom in Cuba? This is not about promoting democracy and freedom in Cuba. This is nothing more than tourism. This is tourism for Americans that, at best, are [...]
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Cuba Import Tax Hike | Biting the hand that feeds

  cuba Tax hike   In our recent article concerning the introduction, then slow winding back of liberties in Cuba, we offered evidence that Raul Castro was simply opening the door (again) due to the Pope´s visit. Much like his brother did a decade earlier. The door snapped shut about 1 year after the Pope had left in Fidel’s case. Raul has barely let 6 months pass and already the budding entrepreneurs and pseudo self employed Cubans are seeing the [...]
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