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Meliá Hotels International Cuba to promote new services to emerging segments on the travel market

2020-09-02
Meliá Hotels International Cuba to promote new services to emerging segments on the travel market

Facing the new international context imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, Meliá Hotels International Cuba works on new strategies to introduce original and attractive services, in order to cater for new needs of important segments on the travel market. One of these emerging areas is, undoubtedly, Remote Work, which has already modified employment patterns at international level.

To that end, Meliá Cuba is working with the authorities of the island's Ministry of Tourism and stakeholders, in a proposal for a new accommodation regime, which has as its basis, encouraging trips and stays to carry out Remote Work from Cuba.Remote work can be carried out from anywhere in the world and Cuba is an ideal destination for it. Especially, for the levels of health safety it can provide to the traveler. The country has also managed the current pandemic in an exemplary way, a condition recognized worldwide that endorses it as a safe destination in the region. This combination of factors provides an opportunity and advantage for travelers from Canada who can apply for Visas to remain in the island up to six months.

On the other hand, Meliá Hotels International Cuba has important resources and infrastructure to start operating with this new segment. It has facilities in both city hotels and leisure destinations, that offer excellent technological benefits, adjustable room types for long stays and complementary customer services. In addition, the company has already implemented its new safety and hygiene protocols through the global Stay Safe with Meliá program, as well as those provided by the Ministry of Tourism and stakeholders, attaining reference environments for clients and workers in their hotels.

"Cuba and Meliá are the perfect allies to carry out this initiative," said Francisco Camps, Deputy Director General of the Cuba Division. “Our effort, experience, and joint work with tourism institutions in Cuba, will allow us to advance in this new challenge. One more step to continue building together a prosperous and sustainable future for tourism in the island”.

For updated information or questions regarding this service please make contact by email to workfromcuba@meliacuba.com

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Meliá Internacional Varadero: Cuba's first sustainable hotel

2020-06-08
Meliá Internacional Varadero: Cuba's first sustainable hotel

Sustainability and respect for the environment are priorities for the Meliá Hotels International’s global expansion scheme. With a recognized work in the preservation of its natural ecosystems, especially in the coastal areas, Cuba is not the exception.
That’s why the company has received with great joy the certification issued by the specialized consultancy BREEAM International, conferring to Meliá Internacional Varadero -owned by Gran Caribe- the category of Sustainable Construction.

Thus, the hotel becomes the first building of the AEI ARCOS-BBI real estate company to receive this international credential, which is based in the satisfactory assessment of indicators such as innovation management, non-polluting emissions, low energy and water expenditure, space use and ecology.

Meliá Internacional Varadero started operations in early 2019 and is today, one of the emblematic facilities of Meliá Hotels International Cuba in this famous destination. Its official inauguration was attended by the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel; the President and Founder of Meliá, Gabriel Escarrer; as well as important executives of the company and authorities of the Cuban government. The hotel offers attractive facilities for families, adults, wellness and event travelers, providing large convention areas and rooms with state-of-the-art technology.

A milestone for the Cuban hotel industry, Meliá Internacional Varadero is committed not only to the diversification of its services, but also to promote the natural attributes of the island among local and international travelers.

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