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Cuba reports cigar sales up 2 percent last year

<p style="text-align: justify;">Feb 21, 2011 1:53 PM GMT-0500. By The Associated Press. HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's tobacco company says cigar sales rebounded slightly in 2010 after plummeting the previous year amid the global economic crisis.Government-run Habanos SA says sales were $368 million last year, a rise of 2 percent. That followed an 8 percent drop in 2009.Habanos vice president Javier Terres said Monday that the company is "moderately satisfied." Read More

Revisions to Cuba Travel Regulations Have Big Implications for Educational Travel

<p style="text-align: justify;">Recent travel regulation changes released by the Obama administration in January have huge implications for the educational travel world. Companies like Holbrook Travel, an educational travel provider that has been providing programs to Cuba for the last decade, can now broaden their scope of programming to this often hard-to-access country.he Obama administration announced revisions of travel regulations to Cuba on January 14, after more than a decade of stringent restrictions. Read More

Cuban Book Fair Received Over 360,000 Visitors

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.02.21 - 12:14:12 / radiorebelde.Havana, Cuba.- More than 360,000 visitors attended the first stage of the 20th International Book Fair of Cuba that concluded Sunday in Havana.President of the Cuban Book Institute (ICL) Suleica Romay said in the closing of the event at the San Carlos de la Cabaña fortress that the number of books sold totaled more than 700,000. She said the figure was quite impressive taking into account that the new issues presented in the literary event had been available in many libraries across the city since October 2010. Read More