Cuba’s Future Through the Lens of China’s Giant Development Finance Institutions

Cuba’s Future Through the Lens of China’s Giant Development Finance Institutions

Buried deep in the bowels of the U.S. legislation against Cuba (collectively referred to as the “embargo”), there is a tiny line item that restricts Western development finance institutions from doing business in Cuba. Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (Libertad) Act of 1996 – also known as the Helms-Burton Act – Sec. 104. “United States … Read more

Tauck Is Adding a New Cuba Cruise

Tauck Is Adding a New Cuba Cruise

Tauck Small Ship Cruising, one of the world’s top luxury cruise operators, is adding a new Cuba cruise in partnership with Ponant. The company has announced a new 10-day cruise for 2018 aboard the three-masted schooner Le Ponant.  The people to people voyage will call on stops around the coast of Cuba between Havana and … Read more

In Cuba, A Spa Is Born

In Cuba, A Spa Is Born

The détente between Cuba and the U.S. is less than two years old, and the impact for Cuba’s tourism industry has already been big. In January of this year, U.S. travelers to Cuba totaled 43,200, a 125% increase compared to the same month in 2016, according to Cuba government statistics. From January to June 2016, … Read more