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Blue Diamond Adds Another All-Inclusive in Cuba

 Blue Diamond Resorts has announced the addition of Aguas Azules to its portfolio of all-inclusive resorts in Cuba. Located just 45 minutes from Varadero Airport and 15 minutes from downtown, Aguas Azules occupies a stretch of Varadero’s famous beachfront, and …

Central Holidays Now Has a Cuba Division

 Central Holidays eyes Cuba growth By the Caribbean Journal staff Central Holidays has named Arthur Berman as Vice President of its newly-formed Latin America and Cuba Division. In his new capacity, Berman will be responsible for implementing strategies that effectively …

A New Way to Cruise Around Cuba

 Another way for Americans to travel to Cuba By the Cuba Journal staff Central Holidays has announced the launch of a new eight-night people-to-people ‘Cruise Around Cuba’ aboard the Celestyal Crystal. This announcement follows the tour operator’s recent addition of …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor American Airlines welcomed the reopening of United States and Cuban embassies in Havana and Washington in a statement on Monday. American’s Chairman and CEO Doug Parker said the move was an “important step toward building new commercial relationships …

 By the Cuba Journal staff Miami-based HavanaAir Charters is launching new weekly direct service between Houston and Havana, the company announced this week. HavanaAir will be operating the service with air carrier partner Eastern Air Lines Group. “We are very pleased …

 Above: the MV Adonia By Alexander Britell MIAMI — Carnival Corporation is heading to Cuba. The cruise ship giant will become the first US-based cruise line to sail to Cuba, following approval by the US Department of the Treasury and …

 Above: US President Barack Obama makes the announcement By the Cuba Journal staff The United States and Cuba have decided to reestablish diplomatic relations and reopen their embassies, US President Barack Obama announced Wednesday. The move was confirmed in a …

 Above: the new Warwick Cayo Santa Maria By the Caribbean Journal staff Global hotel company Warwick International Hotels is opening a new resort in Cuba. The Warwick Cayo Santa Maria Cuba is slated to open Aug. 15 on the islet …

 Above: Cuba (Photo: Cuba Travel Services) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is joining as a founder member of a new organization called Engage Cuba, the group said in a statement. The group is airing ads …

 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 …

 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 …

 Above: photos of Castro voting at home By the Caribbean Journal staff After more than a year without a public appearance, Cuba’s Fidel Castro is increasing his profile. The former Cuban leader’s latest appearance was in a series of photos showing …

 Above: US President Barack Obama at the recent Summit of the Americas in Panama (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States President Barack Obama has acted to remove Cuba from the US government’s list of states that sponsor …

 Above: the two officials in Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov began a working visit to Cuba on Tuesday. Lavrov met with Cuban President Raul Castro in what Cuba’s government described as a “fraternal dialogue.” …

 Above: US Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson By the Caribbean Journal staff Officials from the United States and Cuba held high-level talks in Washington on Friday. According to US Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, the talks, which focused …

 Above: the photo of Castro and University student Randy Perdomo Garcia By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has appeared in a new photo released by the country’s government. The photo of Castro is the first of him …

 Above: Havana, Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Following this month’s historic thawing of relations between Cuba and the United States, the US government has announced a series of diplomatic and economic changes. Those changes include major shifts to the …

 Above: the Miramar hotel in Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff There is a new brand at the largest hotel in Havana. Memories has taken over management at the former Occidental Miramar Havana, the largest hotel in Cuba’s capital. The …