Cuba’s Travel and Tourism Industry Expected to Accelerate Under New TripAdvisor License

Cuba’s Travel and Tourism Industry Expected to Accelerate Under New TripAdvisor License

TripAdvisor, one the world’s largest travel sites, has announced that it is among the first U.S. travel companies to receive a license from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to provide and sell travel-related services to travelers to Cuba. The license permits TripAdvisor to promote educational and cultural engagement between travelers … Read more

Cuba Commences Debt Repayment After Favorable Restructuring

Cuba Commences Debt Repayment After Favorable Restructuring

“The Cuban government has paid the first installment, and done so early,” France’s ambassador to Cuba, Jean-Marie Bruno, said on late on Wednesday. The $40 million payment was due October 31. The Cuban government announced earlier this year that France will be involved in Cuba’s largest airport renovation. That news surfaced weeks after the announcement … Read more

This Cuban Zoologist Just Received an Honorary Degree From The American Museum of Natural History

This Cuban Zoologist Just Received an Honorary Degree From The American Museum of Natural History

Yesterday, Cuban Zoologist Gilberto Silva Taboada and U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. received the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa degree from the American Museum Of Natural History (AMNH). Cuban biologist Gilberto Silva Taboada — a world-renowned expert on Caribbean bats — was recognized for his extraordinary contributions to science spanning the … Read more