Posts Tagged ‘ Cuba ’

The getaway begins

Jul 26th, 2013 | By

Today and over the weekend, the summer exodus begins. ABTA says that two million of us will be leaving the UK and Ireland to head for our summer holidays over the next three of four days.

Where the experts holiday: Lidiya De, relationship manager at The Royal Horseguards Hotel

Jun 16th, 2013 | By

Lidiya De, relationship manager at The Royal Horseguards Hotel, talks travel

Pour the perfect Pisco Sour in Peru

Apr 13th, 2013 | By

From social trend to proper blend, sweeten your grasp of the sour in Lima and learn why Peru’s most famous drink is a cultural force

New Year travel trends from

Jan 6th, 2013 | By

4.5 million holiday searches since Christmas Day

Air Europa launches new route to Bolivia

Dec 29th, 2012 | By

Twice-weekly flights to Santa Cruz are now operating from Gatwick via Madrid

CD-Traveller’s travel highlights and trends: part two

Dec 18th, 2012 | By

The CD-Traveller team share their favourite 2012 travel experiences and look at the top spots for 2013

Holidaying outside Havana

Oct 24th, 2012 | By

In Cuba, Frederic journeys outside the capital Havana and explores the Cayos archipelago

Where the experts holiday: travel writer, Robin Nowacki

Sep 27th, 2012 | By

Travel journalist, Robin Nowacki, has written on travel destinations from Mexico to the Maldives for both consumer and trade publications. Here he shares some of his travel highlights, exclusively with CD-Traveller readers

Magic Miami

Aug 22nd, 2012 | By

Robin Nowacki takes a sip of a long, cool Miami cocktail

Cuba comes calling

Mar 26th, 2012 | By

All countries try and woo the travel trade so that they encourage their clients to visit . Cuba is no exceptiion but this year they have moved their tourism show to a place that Britons may not know -Cay Santa Maria. But you will when the travel trade returns in May.

The great Christmas get away begins!

Dec 22nd, 2011 | By

We may be living in the worst economic crisis since the 1920s but that hasn’t stopped 4.25 million Brits from packing their bags and heading overseas this Christmas, with the peak travel days predicted to be today and tomorrow (Dec 22 and 23).

Pure shores

Jul 25th, 2010 | By

Craving surf, sand and sun? The Caribbean has it covered. However consisting as it does of over 7,000 islands and islets, attempting to pick the best beach can present something of a challenge. Fortunately we’ve done the leg work for you and selected 10 top spots; those who get trapped in front of their computers at home only have themselves to blame

Frommer’s Top 12

Dec 2nd, 2009 | By

Each year, Frommer’s (the people who produce travel guidebooks and magazines) poll their readers to see what the destinations for 2010 would be. Primarily American vote for this so it does tend to reflect where Americans holiday but this year it includes the Scilly Isles. It doesn’t really say why they were voted for but just gives a potted tourism pitch. I’m not complaining but sometimes when surveys like this take place it would be nice to know what appeals to readers.

There are lots of reasons to visit the Scillies; the weather, the sandy beaches, the subtropical plants that grow there and, lets face it, the fact that you don’t have to change currency or speak another language. Frommer’s only warning is to book well ahead because accommodation is limited particulary in May when the gig races take place.

So what are the other selections by Frommer?

A diary of a tourist in Cuba – Part 2

Dec 1st, 2008 | By

A day-by-day memory of an unforgettable holiday

The new day came early and loudly with all the neighbourhood dogs barking loudly and incessantly from well before daylight. Still reeling from yet another sleep-deprived night, breakfast was served and then in no time at all, Rubio was outside with ‘Caballo’ to take us to the derelict prison where Fidel Castro was incarcerated before the revolution. What an eerie place! A hugely grand marble staircase up to the admin block and close by, colonial style houses set in a crescent for the officers.

A diary of a tourist in Cuba – Part 1

Dec 1st, 2008 | By

A day-by-day memory of an unforgettable holiday to Cuba.


After being “trapped on the runway for seven and a half hours” (Quote: ‘Daily Mirror’ and ‘GMTV’) at Gatwick, garden designers and landscapers Jill and Simon Foxley ( Designer & Contractor of Bronze Medal Winning Small Garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2008) with their 14 year old son Tom, travelled independently to the extremities of Cuba. This is the diary Jill kept when it became obvious this was to be no ordinary holiday!