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Lovers of the exclusive Cuban tobacco could enjoy its taste also at the table, as a luxury ingredient in sophisticated dishes, served in the XV Habano Festival, being held last week on the island.

Exports of Cuban cigar grew on 6% in 2012, to a total of $ 416 million, despite the economic crisis in Europe, reported a senior manager of the marketing company at the inauguration of the XV Festival of Habano.

Louis Cruises and the Louis Group will deploy the Louis Cristal ship, of 1,452 tons, for cruise travel to Cuba in 2013-2014, under a charter agreement with Cuba Cruise Company.

HAVANA - Half a century later, Jose Rafa Malem recalls the gentle breeze blowing through the gate of the bar, the texture of the seats and the ethyl smell of Brandy emanating from the breath of his father.

The Trinitarian facility, located on Guairabo river shores, belonging to the Cubanacan Hotel Group S.A was totally rehabilitated. Villa Ma. Dolores is waiting for the beginning of the high season of Cuban tourism after receiving a capital reform. Reinier Rendón, delegate of the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) in Sancti Spiritus highlights that the 45 rooms of the centre were renewed, including its electrical and hydrosanitary nets.

The impact of the Spanish financial crisis could take its toll on Cuba´s economy, accentuated from April, when the Spanish flagship airline, Iberia, ceases its flights between Madrid and Havana, as part of a global restructuring of its routes.

Condor Airline has inaugurated a route, connecting Vienna, Austria Capital, with Varadero Beach, the first touristic spot of sun and beaches of the Island, according to sources of the Cuban Tourism Ministry. The new direct connection of Condor flights (Viena-Varadero) operate on Fridays, in Boeing 767 airplanes, with a capacity to 270 passengers, and it has been added to the one is already operating from some years ago between Germany and Cuba.

Substantial investments in its services allow Cienfuegos Yacht Club becomes one of the flagship facilities of Palmares hotel network in Cuba. Recently, there was opened a swimming pool that will complement other offers already existing: moto rental, disco, bar, specialized restaurants, recreational centre, tennis court.

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