I am sure you are all quickly realizing that I have a thing for Cuban cigars, and their annual festival. Included below is the pricing list ( for those of us in the US, for educational purposes only – haha ) and the different events that you can sign up for. I have to admit tho, I had no idea that Habanos S.A. brought in this kind of money just from admissions! Enough rambling, onto the important stuff!
Welcoming Evening 210.00
Plantations Visit 75.00
International Seminar 25.00
Factories Visit 10.00
Vegueros Evening 250.00
Gala Evening 525.00
FULL PROGRAM 1,395.00
1 CUC IS EQUIVALENT TO 1 USD
There is a 10% discount with the purchase of the full program.
IMPORTANT: HOW TO MAKE RESERVATIONS AND REGISTRATIONS:
ALL RESERVATIONS AND REGISTRATIONS FOR THE EVENTS ACTIVITIES MUST BE MADE THROUGH THE FOLLOWING WEB SITE: www.habanos.com
IMPORTANT: Payment Deadline for the Festivalâ€™s social activities
For a better organization of the Festivalâ€™s social activities, we will only receive reservations until February 4, 2013. No reservations will be accepted beyond that date.
The payment of reservations is to be made by bank transfer and will only be accepted until February 10, 2013.
Reservations for the Welcoming Evening will be valid until Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 12:00 pm.After that time we shall proceed to the â€œlast minuteâ€ sale of all unpaid reservations.
Reservations for the Vegueros Evening will be valid until Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm. After that time we shall proceed to the â€œlast minuteâ€ sale of all unpaid reservations.
Reservations for the Gala Evening will be valid until Friday March 1st 2013 at 4:00 pm. After that time we shall proceed to the â€œlast minuteâ€ sale of all unpaid reservations.
Contact (for questions and clarifications)
Mrs. Yamilet Emanueli
Operational Marketing Dept.
Tel. (53) (7) 204-0513 and 204-0514, ext. 550
Fax: (53) (7) 204 0549
According to the money exchange provisions issued by Banco Nacional de Cuba in force in the Republic of Cuba, the payments policy for the 15th Habanos Festival will be as follows:
Bank transfers: Bank transfers will only be accepted in EUROS, at the exchange rate in force the date in which the payment is done taking into account the European Central Bank published rates.
Bank data for the transfers are:
Beneficiary: HABANOS S.A.
Beneficiaryâ€™s Bank: BANCO INTERNACIONAL DE COMERCIO S.A.
Address: AyestarÃ¡n y 20 de mayo. La Habana, Cuba
Swift Code: BIDCCUHH
Account Number: 45321010021500
Corresponding Bank: Commerzbank Ag Frankfurt
Account Number: 400877501700
For Habanos S.A. Exclusive Distributors (only), payments will be done taking into account the exchange rate in force agreed between the two parts.
Those who choose to make bank transfers are requested to send a copy of the BANK SWIFT WHEN THEY MAKE THE TRANSFER IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE RAPID IDENTIFICATION OF THE SENDER.
The discounts or commissions for bank transfers will be assumed in each case by the party making the payment. Habanos S.A. will not assume discounts for transfers by the issuing bank, and must receive full payment for the activity or full package, accordingly.
To guarantee your participation in the event, payments have to be done before February 15th 2013.
Credit card payments: Only VISA, Master Card, CABAL, TRAVEL CARD, DELIVERY CARD, BFI, RED and SERCUBA cards will be accepted.
A 3% surcharge on the total amount will be applied as established by Cuban regulations for those payments.
Credit cards endorsed by United States banks or their branch offices
will not be accepted in any case.
Cheque payments: Cheques from BFI or BICSA will be accepted.
The cheques have to have Habanos S.A as beneficiary.
If the cheque is in EUROS, the Cuban Central Bank exchange rate will be applied.
Cash payments: Exceptionally cash payments will be accepted. Cash Payments can only be made in CUC (Cuban Convertible Currency).
Participants from the United States of America will have to use this option for payment.
Palco Hotel at the Convention Center, in which the event will be held, has a Exchange House (CADECA) where currency change would be made.