Business & Economy

Cuba Alert Opposed by US Travel Association

October 1, 2017 | 5 comments

Meeting in Cuba, RESPECT, the largest association of US organizers of travel to Cuba unanimously rejected the Trump Administration’s Cuba travel warning and its decision to withdraw diplomatic staff from its Havana embassy.

In Cuba, the Majority of Independent Workers Aren’t Business Owners

September 25, 2017 | 3 comments

In Cuba, women represent almost a third of the wage-earning population, in both the state and private sector. Before 2010, over 90% of women used to work in the state sector. Later, many also moved to the private sector out of their own choice and because the government suggested the need to reduce the state payroll.

Maduro Arrives in Cuba to Deliver a Donation

September 22, 2017 | 9 comments

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro arrived in Cuba at midnight Thursday to personally hand over a donation towards rebuilding the damages caused by Hurricane Irma. Maduro is Cuba’s leading political and economic ally.

Cuba Gov. to Finance Some Building Materials to Victims of “Irma”

September 18, 2017 | 11 comments

The Cuban government will finance the purchase of some construction materials that will be sold to the victims whose homes were totally or partially destroyed by Hurricane Irma.

What Canada Says about Travel to Cuba

September 15, 2017 | 26 comments

On September 11, two days before the US government put out a warning against travel to Cuba, Canada also published a travel advisory for its citizens. The Canadian government says the information is still valid today Sept. 15th.

Repairing Tourist Facilities Is Havana’s Top Priority

September 14, 2017 | 14 comments

Hotels in Havana’s coastal areas have suffered “minor damage” after Hurricane Irma swept through, but they will be ready to receive tourists by the end of this week thanks to “quick” repair and cleaning actions, managers from Cuba’s Tourism Ministry.

Havana Airport Reopens for Flights

September 12, 2017 | 1 Comment »

The Jose Marti International Airport in Havana reestablished its operations on Tuesday following the passage of Hurricane Irma. Thousands of tourists are still stranded on the island waiting for international flights to begin.

To Go or Not to Go to Cuba after Irma

September 12, 2017 | 25 comments

On our Facebook page there is a good discussion going on as whether people should maintain their plans to visit Cuba in the coming days, weeks or months or cancel or postpone their trips after the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, which is still being fully assessed.

Castro Sees Cuba’s Tourism Infrastructure Restored Quickly

September 11, 2017 | 16 comments

Faced with the worst disaster in decades Cuban President Raul Castro made a call Sunday for Cubans to maintain the faith in another victory after the powerful Hurricane Irma swept over a large portion of the country from east to west.

Hurricane Irma Deals Blow to Tourism in Cuba

September 8, 2017 | 6 comments

A police patrol car gives a warning to the rest of the cars on the road so that they can give way to a caravan of dozens of buses which carry thousands of tourists who have been evacuated from hotels located on the northern coast of the island towards safer areas.