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Kuoni Reveals Surge of Five-star Cub Bookings

<p style="text-align: justify;">DORKING, England, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ Kuoni, the luxury travel group, has announced that despite recessionary times, it is experiencing a surge of interest by holiday makers choosing to travel to Cuba, the Caribbean's largest island. This fascinating, historic destination has seen an increase in bookings by some 25% when compared to 2010. There is also increasing demand for luxury accommodation with travellers opting for five-star properties above other hotel grades. Current figures show almost half of all Cuba bookings were in five-star properties, up 53% on last year. Read More

Santa Monica Conservancy Shines Spotlight on Havana

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Melonie Magruder. Lookout Staff. July 27, 2011 – Santa Monica may learn a lesson or two from Havana, Cuba when it comes to preserving its architectural heritage. At least, that seemed to be the thinking behind the Santa Monica Conservancy's sponsorship of an illustrated lecture, “Preserving Old Havana: Conservation and Tourism in Today's Cuba,” presented at the main library Sunday by Dr. Ken Breisch, director of USC’s Historic Preservation Program and Emeritus board member of the conservancy.San Cristóbal de la Habana was founded in 1515 and served as a way station for the Spanish conquest of the New World, long before American colonies like Jamestown, Virginia were even contemplated. Read More

Cookery Contest in Gibara

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.07.27 - 09:49:01 / / Cookery Contest in Gibara. Holguín, Cuba.- It may be perhaps of your preference the local fried Lisetas from Manzanillo town, the custard tart from Cascorro town, the stew from La Tunas province, the pancake from Manacas town, the Paella from Cienfuegos province, the Calalú and Guisos made up of corn from Guantánamo province, the Caracol chicken and Ambuilas Fried bananas from Pinar del Río province or the Tamales (ground fresh corn wrapped in banana husks) from Baracoa town. Read More