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Expedia Opens Cuban Market For Consumers

Expedia Opens Cuban Market For Consumers

In another sign that Cuba is opening up, the Expedia group announced their expansion to the Cuban market that will allow Cuban hoteliers to sell inventory through global Expedia group sites as well as allow travelers to book hotels in the island destination. Expedia said, “The addition of Cuba’s hotel inventory in Expedia’s Caribbean portfolio... Read more of this article

Column: Going Back In Time During Visit To Cuba

Column: Going Back In Time During Visit To Cuba

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Visiting Cuba was like stepping back to a time when Bermuda was a major player and innovator in tourism. There were striking differences, but there were also strong similarities. Staying at an ‘all inclusive resort’ near Holguin and getting out and about into the nearby Cuban countryside enabled... Read more of this article

Travelers Can Take Cuban Products Into USA

Travelers Can Take Cuban Products Into USA

The U.S. recently announced amendments which will permit travelers to the United States to import Cuban goods from third countries for personal use, meaning visitors to Bermuda can now purchase Cuban-origin merchandise, such as cigars, from local vendors, and take the products to the United States.The U.S. Consulate in Bermuda said, “On October... Read more of this article

First Commercial Flight From U.S. Lands In Cuba

First Commercial Flight From U.S. Lands In Cuba

The first commercial flight in more than 50 years from the United States landed in Cuba today, with JetBlue Flight 387 touching down about an hour after leaving Fort Lauderdale, Florida with 150 passengers on board. JetBlue is the first U.S. airline to resume regularly scheduled airline service under new rules allowing Americans greater access to Cuba.... Read more of this article

Starwood Signs Deals In Cuba For Three Hotels

Starwood Signs Deals In Cuba For Three Hotels

Starwood Hotels & Resorts — which is also supposed to manage the resort which is scheduled to be built in St George’s — signed three new hotel deals in Cuba, marking the first U.S. based hospitality company to enter the market in nearly 60 years. This announcement follows receipt of authorization from the U.S. Treasury Department for... Read more of this article

Bacardi Asks US Revoke License Given To Cuba

Bacardi Asks US Revoke License Given To Cuba

As part of continued efforts over the Havana Club rum matter, Bermuda-headquartered Bacardi has requested the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control [OFAC] reverse its decision to grant the Cuba government a license to renew and maintain the Havana Club trademark registration in the United States. “In its submission to OFAC, regarding License No.... Read more of this article

USA To Restore Commercial Flights To Cuba

USA To Restore Commercial Flights To Cuba

The U.S. Government will announce Tuesday that it has signed an agreement with Cuba to restore commercial air travel between the two countries, according to a report from Politico. “This arrangement establishes scheduled air service of up to 30 daily direct flights between the U.S. and Cuba, will facilitate authorized travel, enhanced traveler choices,... Read more of this article

Bacardi Executive Testifies In Trademark Matter

Bacardi Executive Testifies In Trademark Matter

At the request of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Rick Wilson, senior vice president for external affairs, with Bacardi, appeared as a witness at a Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Congressional hearing on “Resolving Issues with Confiscated Property in Cuba, Havana Club Rum and Other Property.” “The... Read more of this article

Football: Bermuda To Play Cuba, French Guiana

Football: Bermuda To Play Cuba, French Guiana

The Bermuda Men’s National Football Team were drawn in Group three of the CFU Caribbean Cup with Cuba and French Guiana, and will play its first group stage match vs Cuba on March 22nd in Cuba, and will then take on French Guiana on March 26th at the National Sports Center. The Bermuda Football Association said, “The Bermuda Men’s National... Read more of this article

Bacardi File FOIA In Havana Club Rum Matter

Bacardi File FOIA In Havana Club Rum Matter

Bermuda-headquartered Bacardi has filed a Freedom of Information Act [FOIA] request with the U.S. Department of Treasury, saying they wish to “bring to light the reasons for the decision to grant the renewal of the illegally obtained trademark registration of Havana Club to the Cuban government, saying “this decision was done in violation... Read more of this article

Cuba Tourism Revival: Implications For Bermuda

Cuba Tourism Revival: Implications For Bermuda

Bermuda College’s annual Fall Lecture set to be held on Tuesday, November 17 will examine “The Rebirth and Revival of Cuba’s Tourism Industry: Implications for Bermuda and Caribbean Tourism”. “Cuba has burst onto the scene of the tourism landscape under the leadership of current President Raul Castro, and has the potential... Read more of this article

Carnival Granted U.S. Approval For Cuba Cruises

Carnival Granted U.S. Approval For Cuba Cruises

Carnival Corporation announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Commerce granted approval for the company to begin travel to Cuba. “Carnival Corporation intends to take travelers to Cuba beginning in May 2016 via its newly launched fathom brand – a new social impact travel brand providing purpose-oriented,... Read more of this article

Tourism Authority Responds To Report On Cuba

Tourism Authority Responds To Report On Cuba

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association [CHTA] released a position paper on the impact for the wider tourism industry due to the opening of travel to Cuba for United States citizens, calling it the “biggest and most disruptive pebble to be dropped into the Caribbean pool in fifty years,” . In response to the paper, the Bermuda Tourism... Read more of this article