Future Is Bright For Cuba


At this year’s FITCuba show – held last week in Havana – Transat founder, Jean-Marc Eustache praised Cuba’s tourism trade and then heard kind words in turn for his company from the highest official in Cuban tourism.

Eustache told a gathering during FITCuba that there’s been a long partnership between Cuba and Transat and “I’m deeply convinced the future is bright for Cuba.”

Eustache added Transat is a “true partner for its Cuba friends.”

Cuba tourism minister Manuel Marrero in turn praised Transat, telling the same Havana gathering that Transat has shown “much professionalism” during the 27 years it’s been in Cuba.

Seen in the photo (above), from l to r, are Marrero, Eustache and Transat’s Sylvie Legare.

In other news from this year’s FITCuba, there was clear proof of the improved relationship between Cuba and the United States with the arrival of Carnival Cruise Line’s ship, Adonia. The ship was docked in Havana and was the first American cruise ship to call in Cuba in more than half a century.

As well, many Havana hotels were flying American flags something not seen in previous years.

There are predictions that Cuba could see more than a million tourists within a year if all restrictions on American travel to the island are lifted.

Photo (below) : Carnival Cruise Line’s Adonia.