Cuba Direct has launched a new app that is designed to help casas (guest houses) in Cuba distribute the availability of their properties to tour operators in real-time, using one single application. Due to local internet connectivity problems, homestay owners have previously struggled to manage their bookings online, which is why Cuba Direct has created an app that casa owners can use on their mobile phones without needing access to the internet
Another benefit of the app is that it stores a database of casas available and keeps it updated in real time through an sms system. The TalCasa app will not only improve the infrastructure of Cuba’s homestay market, but will also increase business for the casa owners, who can now maximise their property’s availability. Cuba Direct has also launched a new package that combines the destinations of Cuba and Costa Rica. Tapping into the current trend for twin-country holidays, the new package offers travellers the chance to embrace Cuba’s rich history and colourful culture before experiencing some of the world’s most bio-diverse and unspoiled landscapes in Costa Rica. The new package is currently available for £1,289 for ten nights (two people sharing), offering a £300 discount per person if booked before 30 September 2018, making it the perfect way for travellers to maximise their time and budget! To find out more, visit www.cubadirect.co.uk.
Harley Davidson – Cuba Tours
The new Harley Davidson itineraries will take customers sightseeing to different parts of the island including a visit to Old Havana (UNESCO’s World Heritage), Che Guevara’s Command Headquarters, Mausoleum and Armoured Train. The six-night tour covers 590 miles and the 8-night tour covers 808 miles all with an accompanying guide. The tours are organised by Che’s grandson who has named the tours “La Poderosa” in honour of his grandfather Ché, who called the motorbike he used to travel through Latin America “La Poderosa”, which is translated to ‘The Powerful’.
Route of the Cuban Habanos Cigars
This comprehensive tour, for Cuban Cigar enthusiasts, visits the Tobacco Museum and explores the Cuban countryside to learn the origins and variety of leaves. Guests can also witness a master cigar roller rolling a proper Habano, whilst learning how to select a cigar by its strength and aroma. The tour is wrapped up with a tasting of two popular cigars, with an accompaniment of Cuban rum and coffee.
- Tasting Cuban Habanos – guests can witness cigar rolling and learn how to select cigars by strength and aroma
- Rolling Havana cycling sightseeing tour – cyclists are taken on a guided tour of the Christopher Columbus Cemetery, revolution Square, the buildings around the Plaza and the colonial area of Havana
- Cuban Religion – this tour visits the sites and origins of Cuba’s different religious groups, from Yoruba, Santeria, Catholics, Afro Cubans, to Protestants, Orthodox, Jewish and Muslims, which all currently co-exist in Cuba. This includes visits to traditional Synagogues and Churches, as well as the Regla Religious Museum and the Religious Art Museum
For more information about any of Cuba Direct’s new tour, please visit cuba direct.Travel until 31 October 2018.