Travel & Hospitality

Cuba with Corsair !

Jul 08, 2017 | Parisian Eye

Who has never dreamt of visiting Cuba, one of the most popular destinations in Latin America ? French people are getting a little bit closer to making this dream come true thanks to Corsair, a French subsidiary of TUI France (backed by the German travel giant TUI) and a historical airline on the West Indies and Indian Ocean. The company already offers two weekly flights to La Havana, which will be completed by a weekly flight to Varadero starting in October 2017.

La Havana

Like in the movies

With its sandy beaches, its cigars, its rum and its music, Cuba has become the fashionable destination of the moment with an annual growth in the number of foreign visitors of 15% over the last three years. The “bloqueo”, the economic embargo, which has lasted since 1962 makes it a country where the population lives frugally … Clearly a decor like in the movies with worn cars and faded facades: Cuba is a real experience, but you have to be ready to let aside your comfort for a few days as hotel infrastructures, all owned by the State, are not exactly at the level of what we are used to in many countries.

La Havana
At the residence of the French ambassador to Cuba
At the residence of the French ambassador to Cuba
At the residence of the French ambassador to Cuba

Corsair in Cuba 

I was literally bewitched by the mythical Havana“: this is what Pascal de Izaguirre, CEO of TUI France and Corsair, told us while we enjoyed our first night in the company of the French ambassador to Cuba. “For tourism professionals, Cuba is a rising country,” he said. “It has grown by 15% per year for the last 3 years. For the winter of 2017, TUI France saw its customers’ demand grow by 54%.”

At the Alliance Française in Cuba
At the Alliance Française in Cuba
La Havana Yacht Club
La Havana Yacht Club

Spending time in Cuba with Corsair was a chance to see the potential of activities to do there with TUI France, the main French tour operator in Cuba. Rooftop bars (especially the exceptional La Guarida, a mythical spot in La Havana), La Havana Yacht Club, walking the streets of the historical center of La Havana – all in a warm atmosphere of mojitos, cigars and white rum… A truly unforgettable experience !

La Havana
La Havana
La Havana

With a caliente atmosphere, mojitos, cigars and white rum, frenzied rhythms and rooftop, the group, the first tour operator on Cuba, also offers, thanks to all its brands, ten accompanied circuits and more than one Thirty formulas of stay.

Streets of La Havana
Streets of La Havana
Streets of La Havana
Streets of La Havana
Streets of La Havana
Streets of La Havana
Streets of La Havana
Streets of La Havana
Streets of La Havana

 

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