Accommodations and Travel

Given the centralized structure in Cuba, the Cuban Tourism Agency authorizes and negotiates all conferences in Cuba. Accordingly, the setup for the conference is slightly different from our "regular" academic conferences. On behalf of the AMA Global Marketing SIG, Cuba Educational Travel has negotiated with the Cuban Tourism Agency to organize the event.

The Cuban Tourism Agency is offering a "most-things-included" conference experience. ​​Thus, please note that the prices listed below include both what would normally be separated as the "conference registration fee" and the "hotel fee." It is a bundled package and the Cuban Tourism Agency does not itemize the parts. If you wish to extend your stay in Cuba before or after the conference, you must, unfortunately, make a separate reservation for this part of your trip. The total conference package includes:

 

  1. Three (check in April 6) or four (check in April 5) nights of lodging accommodations (check out Sunday, April 9, 2017)

  2. Daily breakfast

  3. Lunch on the conference days

  4. Opening reception

  5. Closing dinner

  6. Coffee breaks

  7. Meeting facilities

  8. Pre-trip departure information

  9. Cuban insurance (health and evacuation)

  10. Compliance with US Treasury regulations

 

 

 

The COMPANION option means that you are bringing a companion (e.g. spouse) that will be staying with you in your room and the price includes both people. The companion will not be attending the academic conference sessions, but will have access to the social sessions. Further, a special cultural program has been developed for all companions.

SINGLE occupancy means that you will be staying by yourself in a room.

DOUBLE occupancy means that you will be sharing the room with another conference participant, who will be registering independently. You can request to room with a friend or you will be assigned a roommate of the same gender.
 

​​A number of rooms have been blocked at the following recommended hotels (please click on map): Availability is limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. Please register early.

Hotel Nacional de Cuba (5 star)

Most conference sessions will take place at the Hotel Nacional, which is considered an important symbol of Cuban history, culture, and identity. The Hotel Nacional de Cuba was declared a National Monument and has been inscribed in the World Memory Register. With its privileged location in the middle of Vedado, the center of Havana, it stands on a hill just a few meters from the sea, and offers a great view of the Havana Harbor; the seawall and the city.

Three nights (April 6-9)

  • Double Occupancy (per person): $1,595​

  • Single Occupancy (per person): $1,995

  • Companion Price (for 2 people): $3,195

Four nights (April 5-9)

  • Double Occupancy (per person): $1,825​

  • Single Occupancy (per person): $2,225

  • Companion Price (for 2 people): $3,645

Hotel Capri (4 star)

The Hotel Capri is a newly-refurbished (2014) hotel, which offers its guests sparkly new rooms to stay in. The hotel offers two restaurants and three bars with live, traditional music, and a rooftop pool.

Just like the Nactional and the Saint John's, the Capri is in the Vedado district, a few meters away from La Rampa, Havana's entertainment hub and the world-famous Malecon.

Three nights (April 6-9)

  • Double Occupancy (per person): $1,495​

  • Single Occupancy (per person): $1,895

  • Companion Price (for 2 people): $2,995

Four nights (April 5-9)

  • Double Occupancy (per person): $1,725​

  • Single Occupancy (per person): $2,125

  • Companion Price (for 2 people): $3,445

 

Hotel Saint John's (3 star)

The Saint John's provides a warm and welcoming environment, focused on personalized attention. Combined with its moderate prices, the Saint John's is a popular option for budget travelers.

With the plethora of activities organized for visitors, Saint John's is a good choice of hotel in the Cuban capital. On the top floor is the Pico Blanco bar, known as the Rincón del Feeling, with music from the 40s performed by locally famous artists.

Also located on the roof is a small swimming pool. The Saint John’s is a haven of tranquility in the very heart of downtown.

Three nights (April 6-9)

  • Double Occupancy (per person): $1,095​

  • Single Occupancy (per person): $1,295

  • Companion Price (for 2 people): $2,195

Four nights (April 5-9)

  • Double Occupancy (per person): $1,345​

  • Single Occupancy (per person): $1,545

  • Companion Price (for 2 people): $2,695

 

Casa Particular

The final option will allow an in-depth experience of Cuban culture by staying in a private aparment. All apartments are within a few blocks from the conference facilities and with private bathrooms.

 

This option is available for singles, doubles, and also for larger groups who would like to stay together under one roof. If you're part of a larger group, on the registration form it asks you to identify a "house captain" that connects everyone.

Three nights (April 6-9)

  • Single Occupancy (per person): $1,045

  • Companion Price (for 2 people): $2,095

Four nights (April 5-9)

  • Single Occupancy (per person): $1,245

  • Companion Price (for 2 people): $2,495

 

 

Not Included:

Although most things are included, the conference package does not include:

  1. Airfare to/from Cuba

  2. Cuban visa/departure tax

  3. Airline baggage fees

  4. Individual hotel expenses

  5. Meals other than listed on itinerary

  6. Trip insurance (To buy a "cancel-for-any-reason trip insurance," please contact David Bittner at iTravelInsured 678-903-0213 or david@dtcava.com.

Flights to Havana:

Commercial flights from the US to Cuba have now been launched. Non-stop service to Havana is available from the following US airports and airlines:

  1. Miami (American, Delta, Frontier)

  2. Fort Lauderdale (Spirit, Southwest, JetBlue)

  3. New York JFK (Delta, JetBlue)

  4. Atlanta (Delta)

  5. Charlotte (American)

  6. Los Angeles (Alaska)

  7. Newark (United)

  8. Orlando (JetBlue)

  9. Tampa (Southwest)

  10. Houston (United)

 

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