From February 24th to 28th 2,200 enthusiasts gathered in Havana to celebrate cigar culture. The Habanos Festival ended with a record breaking 4,27 million Euros raised at the traditional humidor auction at the Gala Dinner. All activities during the festival offered some surprises for the attendees from more than 60 countries.
Mehr als 2.200 Menschen aus 70 Ländern sind in Havanna zum 22. Habanos-Festival zusammen gekommen. Habanos meldete 2019 einen Umsatzanstieg von 2% und insgesamt 351 Millionen US-Dollar an Einnahmen.
For the second consecutive year Habanos S.A. picks the Sunday preceding the Habanos Festival to present a new release to the specialised press. The Partagás Tropicales (175mm by 54) was presented at the Hotel Packard at Havana for a selected group of 70 journalists from more than 35 countries that are attending the festival.
From January 21 to 24, the Nicaraguan Chamber of Tobacco promoted the Puro Sabor Festival 2020. After a one-year absence due to the political protests and social unrest in the country, this year’s edition revived the rhythm and brought together cigar enthusiasts from more than 30 countries.
Phoenicia Trading, the world’s larget distributor of Cuban cigars, promoted the preliminaries of the Habanos World Challenge at three key countries at their market from December 2nd to 5th, 2019.
For the cigar enthusiast there is no better time to be at Havana than in the Meeting of Friends of Partagás. The event is recognized to gather people from all over the world to enjoy a good cigar in a very relaxing and informal atmosphere.
In the past few days in Brazil there have been discussions about the future of the Cohiba brand in the country. It all started due to ANVISA (Brazilian regulatory agency for food, drugs and tobacco, amoung other products) recently barring sales of the brand’s cigars. The agency had detected the presence of sorbic acid in Cohiba samples, and any substance added to tobacco products is forbidden in the country.
The cigar festival is on its third edition and became a mark on the Brazilian tobacco scenario. The 2019 event is scheduled to take place at Chachoeira, a city in the heart of the tobacco region in the country, from October 17 until 20.
In a blend tasting promoted by Habanos S.A. and Tabacuba at the Meliá Cohiba hotel in Havana, more than 60 people could try two cigars to select the final blend for the next regional edition for Phonecia Trading A.A., the biggest distributor of Cuban cigars in the world.
Only a handpicked group of journalists were allowed to taste the Trinidad figurado cigar exclusively.
Als die Partagás-Fabrik in Havanna von ihrem traditionellen Standort auszog, staunte die Tabakwelt. Nun werden Pläne bekannt, dass in den historischen Gemäuern ein Hotel eröffnet werden soll.
Im Hotel W in Santiago verbirgt sich eine Top-Casa del Habano samt Bar mit Lounge.