Cuba and U.S. Sign Pact to Protect Shared Marine Life

Cuba and U.S. Sign Pact to Protect Shared Marine Life

A new environmental agreement Officials from Cuba and the United States have signed a landmark agreement to protect marine ecosystems from rising manmade threats. The agreement, first announced in October, commits Cuba and the U.S. to collaborate on science, outreach and education regarding ‘sister’ marine protected areas,” according to the Environmental Defense Fund, which has … Read more

Air France-KLM Plans More Flights to Cuba for 2016

Air France-KLM foresees a 15% increase in passenger transportation in 2015 compared to 2014. The group is seeking to consolidate its position as the principal carrier between Cuba and Europe, Africa and Asia, according to Antoine Cros, general manager for Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Cros said,  “During 2015 more than 420,000 passengers were transported, … Read more

Stonegate Bank Offers Debit Card for Cuba Travelers

According to a report in the Miami Herald, Stonegate Bank has announced plans to offer its customers the use of a debit card while traveling in Cuba. There will about 10,000 outlets in Cuba including hotels and restaurants capable of processing transactions with Stonegate’s debit card.  Only Stonegate’s debit card (a Mastercard) will function in … Read more

Cuba Cruise Operator IST Adds New Ship

Cuba cruise firm expands with new offering By Dana Niland Cuba Journal Contributor Group IST (International Specialty Travel) is adding a third small ship to its Havana to Cienfuegos people-to-people cruise program for the November 2016-April 2017 season. With the two vessels sailing the route in the 2015-16 season, Group IST will also offer year-round … Read more