Robert De Niro Visits Cuba

Robert De Niro Visits Cuba

Hollywood legend Robert De Niro became the latest newsmaker to visit Cuba this week. The actor’s trip got a wave of publicity following a visit to the landmark Havana restaurant La Guarida, which posted photos of De Niro’s visit to its Facebook page. And it wasn’t the only visit by De Niro to the restaurant … Read more

A New Custom Luxury Tour to Cuba

A New Custom Luxury Tour to Cuba

It’s increasingly clear that Cuba is a destination that appeals to the luxury demographic in the United States. And now there’s another new way to take an authorized luxury trip to the island. Luxury operator Ker & Downey is now offering customizable private people-to-people journeys to Cuba. The tours include a private car and driver, … Read more

Cuba Has Big Marina Plans

Cuba Has Big Marina Plans

Cuba is planning a major expansion of its marinas. In light of the expected increase in recreational arrivals to Cuba (in large part from the United States), the business group Boating and Marinas Marlin SA is promoting foreign investment proposals aimed at creating new facilities and expanding those in existence. According to Business Director Ramiro … Read more

Cuba Legalizes Private Companies, Foreshadowing Currency Unification

Cuba Legalizes Private Companies, Foreshadowing Currency Unification

Cuba announced yesterday the next step in its economic transition by allowing private businesses to have legal status. Previously, the communist government permitted individuals to operate as self-employed workers under several hundred clearly-defined roles such as taxi driver. The latest announcement will likely take months to become law. “Private property in certain means of production … Read more

Ashoka and Fathom Cruises Partner for Social Entrepreneurialism

Ashoka and Fathom Cruises Partner for Social Entrepreneurialism

Fathom, the pioneer in social impact travel, today announced that Ashoka, the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, has developed select onboard programming for sailings to the Dominican Republic and Cuba. Together, Fathom and Ashoka have created a replicable travel experience that enables travelers to practice changemaking, and discover their own potential to create positive … Read more

A New Solar Park in Cuba

A New Solar Park in Cuba

The first photovoltaic solar park in the province of Sancti Spiritus has begun operations. The 2.5-hectare park is located in the area known as La Sierpe Vieja, and contains 525 solar panel modules for peak Megawatt production. According to engineer Jorge Armando Cepero, the project aims to raise the efficiency of electricity generation and distribution … Read more