Blue Diamond Resorts has announced the restart dates for some of its resorts in Cuba.
According to a letter sent to travel partners on June 29th, the company issued the following updates:
- Memories Varadero opened on July 1st (local market only, for now).
- Memories Trinidad del Mar is open right now (also only for locals).
- Memories Flamenco in Cayo Coco opened on July 1st, just for the international market
The start date for sales for the international market has not yet been specified for Memories Varadero and Memories Trinidad del Mar.
“It will depend on the behaviour of COVID-19 and the recovery phase that those regions are going through,” wrote Rafael Villanueva, commercial director at Blue Diamond Resorts Cuba.
For FIT bookings already confirmed till July 31st, 2020, in any of Blue Diamond’s hotels, the dates of the stay can be changed for any date until October 31st, 2021 (with exception to Christmas and New Year’s Eve).
Groups & weddings
No penalties will be applied to groups, including wedding groups, traveling today until July 31st, 2020.
Deposits and payments received will be reusable at the same resort as the original booking, valid for active bookings only. (Not applicate to groups that have already cancelled, are in the process of researching or have already rescheduled their stay).
Groups traveling during the remaining of 2020 can reschedule their stay with no penalty.
Grand Memories Varadero remains bookable starting August 1st, 2020.
For the rest of its hotels, if Blue Diamond is not able to accommodate incoming arrivals as of August 1st, 2020, the company will allow mutual clients to further extend their arrival dates up to Oct. 31st, 2021 (different rate conditions might apply according to new travel dates).
Blue Diamond will soon provide information regarding the opening dates for its properties in Havana, Varadero and Cayo Santa Maria, the letter reads.
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