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President of Cuba Meets InsightCuba’s President

In his first trip to the United States since 1959, Cuban President Raul Castro met U.S. President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill De Blasio, Russian leader Vladimir Putin, and other dignitaries. Now, he can add insightCuba’s President, Tom Popper, to the list.

The two met at a reception for the president and United Nations delegation at the Cuban Permanent Mission to the U.N. on September 27th.  InsightCuba’s president described Cuba’s president as “very cordial.”



Historic Hotels of Havana

Classic cars aren’t Cuba’s only obvious links to the past. Despite new construction throughout the island, its art deco and belle époque hotels grandly stand the test of time.

Hotel Nacional de Cuba:

With its distinctive architecture, waterfront setting, and colorful history, the 457-room Nacional serves as a tourist attraction in its own right. Its Cabaret Parisien hosts lavish stage shows nightly, and shiny classic cars adorn the grounds.



My Cuba Diaries: In Baracoa, casa particulares are thriving

Daysi Camejo Fiffe of Baracoa is a typical Cubana. She is hospitable, vivacious and kind. She smiles broadly. 

And yet, the plump, flamboyant Daysi stands out from the crowd. Apart from her day job at the local secretary’s office, where she’s been managing confidential documents for the past 32 years, she brings in extra income by renting her home, in what is known in Cuba as a casa particular.



What to Know About Flying to Cuba

Until regularly scheduled air service on established carriers begins, plan for an atypical experience when you fly to Cuba. Right now, the only way to get there by air from the United States is through a charter company. Some charters lease planes from American Airlines or JetBlue; others have their own. When you travel with insightCuba, we will do most of the paperwork that goes along with buying a ticket to Cuba. However, there are still some important aspects of air travel to Cuba that you need to prepare for.



Tourism is Surging in Cuba

Cuba may be only 90 miles from the United States shoreline, but for half a century, the island has been largely off-limits to most Americans. With the White House’s announcement of loosened travel restrictions to Cuba has come an immediate surge in its popularity with travelers.