Our Articles Archive - Mar.2013

Cuba Awarded in Russian Tourism Fair

Sunday, 24 March 2013News
Cuba Awarded in Russian Tourism Fair

The director of the Cuban Tourism Ministry Office in Russia, Estefania Escobar, considered a big surprise winning two of the most important awards at the MITT fair, which ended in this capital.

During the gala at the Moscow International Travel and Tourism (MITT) Fair, one of the world's top five events in the sector, Cuba was acknowledged as the most hyped country and its stand was the best.

Escobar made those statements to Prensa Latina in front of a poster with a photo of famous Cuban double bassist Jorge Reyes and the identifying text of campaign "Authentic Cuba".

While the members of the Cuban delegation are negotiating with Russian airlines, travel agencies and tour operators at the stand, cigar rollers Jose Castelar (Cueto), who is holds the Guinness record for the longest Havana cigar, attracts a large audience with the magic of his hands.

Referring to the presence for a first time of ten Latin American and Caribbean countries at the fair, Escobar explained that amid the global crisis, Russia is one of the tourist-sending markets that has continued growing.

Cuba to Host Montecristo Golf Cup 2013

Wednesday, 13 March 2013News
Cuba to Host Montecristo Golf Cup 2013

VARADERO, Cuba -- Cuba will host the 5th Montecristo Golf Cup from April 25 to 27 at the Caribbean resort of Varadero, 87 miles east of Havana, tourism authorities announced.

The Cup will be held in its usual scenario of the Varadero Golf Club, a 18 holes course par 72 in a narrow beach strip of 2.17 miles and it is open to 120 players, professional or amateur, aged over 18, reports Xinhua.

As part of the technical details of the event, the organizers said Sunday that the cup will be attended by men with certificated handicap equal to, or less than 24, and women at or below 30.

The competition system will have two different formats: Medalplay first category for handicap men between zero and 12; Stableford second category for handicap men 13 to 24, and Stableford for handicap Ladies category from zero to 30.

The schedule is composed by a practice round and two days of competition. Three awards will be given per category, another one for best Gross result, and other for skills.

The previous edition of the Montecristo Cup was attended by golfers from 100 countries and regions.

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