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Archipelago International Expands Portfolio in Cuba

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Now Open: Grand Aston Cayo Las Brujas Beach Resort & Spa

JAKARTA, Indonesia, July 29, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Archipelago International, Southeast Asia’s largest independent hotel group, today announced the signing of a Management Contract with Grupo de Turismo Gaviota S.A, for the 5 Star Grand Aston Cayo Las Brujas Beach Resort & Spa in Cuba. The signing ceremony took place recently in Havana, Cuba.

Grand Aston Cayo Las Brujas Beach Resort & Spa

Grand Aston Cayo Las Brujas Beach Resort & Spa is located in the Northern Cayos of Cuba on Las Brujas Island, adjacent to Cayo Santa Maria. The resort is comprised of 727 rooms and suites, family and adult-only areas, five swimming pools, eclectic dining offerings, a ‘Technogym’ equipped fitness center, water sports, tennis, multi-sport areas and Cuba’s only Balinese-themed spa together with its own Pueblo (resort village with even more dining choices, a lively Salsa venue, the island’s most happening beach bar, a bowling alley and a variety of shops). The resort also has its own 3 km long private beach.

Archipelago has been brought in to maximise the potential of this wonderful new resort and will apply its proven operational, technical and training capabilities. The resort will provide guests with a multitude of choices and experiences throughout their stay, and will imbue a sense of our Southeast Asian heritage“, commented Gerard Byrne, Managing Director, Archipelago Overseas.

We are delighted to debut in Cuba and are honoured to be part of Grupo de Turismo Gaviota’s growing international family. Grand Aston Cayo Las Brujas Beach Resort & Spa is a truly remarkable resort. Cuban hospitality services, combined with international management expertise, will ensure a memorable all-inclusive experience for its guests“, commented John Flood, President & CEO, Archipelago International.

Grand Aston Cayo Las Brujas Beach Resort & Spa is Archipelago’s second project in Cuba. Its first, Grand Aston Varadero Beach Resort, is currently under construction and is expected to open in 2021.

About Archipelago International
Archipelago International is one of Southeast Asia’s largest operators of hotels, resorts and residences with more than 145 operating hotels (20,000 rooms) and a further 100+ properties under development across Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East and the Caribbean. Its 10 multi award winning brands are Aston, Huxley, Alana, The Aston Heritage Collection, Kamuela, Harper, Quest, Neo, favehotels and Nomad.

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A New Way to Fly to Cuba, from Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands

nterCaribbean Airways starts flights to Santiago de Cuba in December 2015

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands, Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – This December sees the launch of a new Gateway to the island of Cuba from Providenciales (PLS), Turks & Caicos Islands.  Services to Santiago de Cuba (SCU) commence on December 10th, 2015.

With this new service to Santiago from Providenciales, visitors to the Turks & Caicos Islands will be able enjoy easy access to Eastern Cuba with the initial twice weekly flights.

Providenciales to (PLS) Santiago de Cuba  (SCU)
Flight No              Routing                   Effective Date      Days     Depart  Arrive
JY310                  PLS SCU                   10-Dec-15 12-Mar-16 Thu, Sat 4:00pm  4:10pm*
Santiago de Cuba (SCU)  to Providenciales  (PLS)
JY 311                 SCU PLS                   11-Dec-15 12-Mar-16 Mon, Fri 09:10am 11:20am*
(*1hr difference)

interCaribbean Airways, the official airline of the Turks and Caicos Islands, announced its new route to Santiago de Cuba, with services to Havana, Jose Marti International Airport (HAV), Cuba, slated to start in early 2016.  These new flights expands the airline’s total list of destinations to 18 cities throughout the Caribbean, making interCaribbean the best choice for “connecting you and the Caribbean”.

With increased air services from USA and Canada and the recent addition of a second London frequency by British Airways to Providenciales, this service provides timely international connections to this new service and allowing additional island choices for the vacation traveler to combine several Islands.   It is Ideal for People to People travelers ready to visit the culture of Cuba.

ABOUT INTERCARIBBEAN AIRWAYS

Based in the Turks & Caicos Islands, interCaribbean Airways has served travelers as a gateway to the Caribbean since 1992. The company operates a fleet of EMB 120, Twin Otter and BE99 aircraft connecting the Turks & Caicos to the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Puerto Rico.  It operates domestic flight in the Turks & Caicos Islands and Jamaica.  International services link Jamaica to the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico.  In winter 2015 will see the launch of new nonstop services from Providenciales to Santiago de Cuba and Havana, Cuba, as well as services to Antigua and Barbuda, new Port au Prince to Santo Domingo and Punta Cana to Puerto Rico.

For information regarding the airline, and to book your reservation, visit interCaribbean.com or a preferred travel agency.

CONTACT: media@interCaribbean.com

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Verizon is First U.S. Wireless Company to Offer Roaming in Cuba

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — It’s been about one month since the United States officially reopened its embassy in Cuba. Starting next week, Verizon Wireless customers who travel internationally can connect easily – including talk, messaging and data – while in the Caribbean’s largest nation, through the company’s Pay-As-You-Go International Travel option.

Verizon is the first U.S.-based wireless company to offer roaming in Cuba.

“Our customers are citizens of the world, and we want them to seamlessly enjoy a great Verizon experience wherever they travel,” said, Javier Farfan, vice president of cultural and segment marketing for Verizon. “By offering international services while traveling in Cuba, we are making it simple and easy for our customers to stay connected wherever and whenever they choose.”

The process is simple.  Customers using a World Device who are traveling to Cuba can opt-in to add the Pay-As-You-Go International Travel option.  While in Cuba, voice calls are $2.99 per minute, data is $2.05 per megabyte and standard international messaging rates apply. This allows customers the ability to stay connected while in Cuba.

With the addition of Cuba, Verizon offers international services in more than 225 countries worldwide. For more information about international rates and qualifying phones, visit www.vzw.com/international

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, employs a diverse workforce of 178,500 and generated more than $127 billion in 2014 revenues. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with 109.5 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.verizon.com/news/.

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CONTACT: Chuck Hamby, 908.559.6673, chuck.hamby@vzw.com, @VerizonChuck on Twitter

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