United Applies For Additional Cuban Routes, Opens Ticket Office In Havana

United Applies For Additional Cuban Routes, Opens Ticket Office In Havana

It appears the weaker hands in the airline industry have given way to the major carriers’ long term plans for flying to Cuba. United Airlines today filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for authority to increase from Saturday-only to daily nonstop service between its hub at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport … Read more

Tasting the H. Upmann Magnum 50

Tasting the H. Upmann Magnum 50

It’s one of Cuba’s signature cigar brands: H. Upmann, one that counts more than 173 years of heritage and among the world’s oldest cigar brands. Indeed, the Upmann brand, named after a German banker, was the favored brand of none other than John F. Kennedy, whose regular smoke was the H. Upmann Petit Upmann. And … Read more

Habanos Appoints New Marketing Director

Habanos Appoints New Marketing Director

Habanos, SA, the global corporation for Cuban cigars, has announced the appointment of Ernesto Gonzalez as its new operational marketing director. Gonzalez comes to Habanos with more than 15 years of experience in the tobacco sector; he has previously held positions including General Director of the Infifon company; exclusive distributor for Habanos SA in Russia … 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

Tasting the Cohiba Maduro 5 Magicos

Tasting the Cohiba Maduro 5 Magicos

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a decade since Habanos released the game-changing Cohiba Maduro 5 line, a range of maduro cigars with wrappers far darker than the traditional Cuban puro. 10 years later, the range still honors the best tradition of Cuba’s “capa madura” or dark wrapper cigars. The maduro wrappers use the … Read more

Habanos Announces Its New Ediciones Limitadas

Habanos Announces Its New Ediciones Limitadas

Habanos has announced a new portfolio of Ediciones Limitadas, or limited edition, cigars for 2017. The new limited editions will be arriving in shops worldwide in the coming weeks, according to the company. The new slate includes three cigars: the Montecristo Dantés, the Trinidad Topes and the Romeo y Julieta Capuletos. Habanos’ limited editions typically … Read more