Apple Vacations Launching People-to-People Tours in Cuba

Above: Cuba By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Apple Vacations is launching a new People-to-People Educational programme featuring two different tours to Cuba. The tours, which will launch July 9, will give travelers the opportunity to “immerse” themselves in Cuban culture […]


Cuban Cigars: This is the Film to Watch

By the Caribbean Journal It’s one of the most sought-after luxury products in the world: the Cuban cigar. But due to the decades-long freeze between the United States and Cuba, cigars have remained a seductive mystery to millions. The recent rapprochement […]


This Company Is Planning to Open Its 28th Hotel in Cuba

Above: the recent signing ceremony for the new property By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Melia is expanding in Cuba. The company announced this week that it would be developing a new resort in the Varadero area. The […]


United States, Cuba Set to Resume Talks on Reopening Embassies

Above: Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States and Cuba will be resuming their high-level bilateral talks next week on re-establishing diplomatic ties and reopening embassies, the State Department […]

Cuba’s Raul Castro, Pope Francis Hold Talks in Vatican City

Above: the meeting in the Vatican City By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba President Raul Castro and Pope Francis met privately in the Vatican City early Sunday morning. According to a note from the press office of the Holy See, […]

Cuba’s Raul Castro Visits Russia

Above: the meeting in Moscow By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba President Raul Castro visited Russia’s capital, Moscow, this week. The trip included a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev,. Castro was on hand for the 70th anniversary celebration […]


US Government Approves Ferry Service From Florida to Cuba

Above: Havana, Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major step, the United States has begun approving licenses for a number of ferry companies to operate services between the United States and Cuba. While a number of hurdles remain, from […]

InselAir Launching Havana Flights

Above: Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Dutch Caribbean airline InselAir is adding a brand-new destination: Havana, Cuba. The carrier announced the move this week; the flights will begin out of Curacao on July 3. (The service includes connections from […]

Sunwing Keeps Adding Cuba Flights

Above: Memories Holguin By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing’s Cuba expansion continues to gain steam. The Canadian vacation giant has added a series of new flights to Cuba, the company announced this week. The company announced that it would be […]


JetBlue President Visits Cuba With New York State Trade Mission

Above: JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo boarding a JetBlue plane By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue President Robin Hayes visited Cuba this week as part of a trade mission led by New York State […]

Cuba’s Newest Resort Opens in Varadero

Above: Varadero Beach By the Caribbean Journal staff Tour operator Sunwing has officially debuted its Grand Memories Varadero resort. The property is the first in the Memories chain to carry the “Grand” moniker. It includes 1,110 rooms and suites and […]

Sunwing Adding More Cuba Flights

Above: Sunwing’s Starfish Cuatro Palmas By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing Vacations is adding more flights to Cuba. The company announced that it would be offering direct service from the city of Kelowna in British Columbia to Varadero, Cuba. The […]


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