• Festival 2022: Habanos SA is waiting for a political greenlight

    The date is set and preparations continue. But the organizers are waiting for the green light from the Cuban government. Preparations for the 23rd Festival del Habano are well underway. As we announced on October 27, the dates (February 21-25, 2022) have already been decided and Habanos SA continues to make every effort to ensure […]

  • China: 1 billion cigar lovers?

    In 2020, China became the world’s biggest market for Cuban cigars, with a spectacular 15% rise in sales on the mainland. In this report, we take a look at a market with complex, not always transparent rules that feed rumors and misinformation.   Philippe Dova, our correspondent in Hong Kong   So, here we are. […]

  • BREAKING- The 23rd Festival del Habano will take place from February 21 to 25

    According to our sources, the dates of the next Cuban cigar Festival have been decided. The event, canceled in 2021 due to the Covid pandemic, will take place from February 21 to 25. The official announcement should be made in the coming days. We do not yet know the detailed program of this 23rd Festival […]

  • Report on the shortage of Cuban cigars

    Strong demand brought on by the “lockdown effect”, combined with a slowdown of production in Cuba and logistic problems caused by Covid-19 mean that tobacconists’ shelves are looking bare. Habanos S.A. calls for patience.   The first to sound the alarm was 5th Avenue Trading, the exclusive importer of Cuban cigars for Germany, Austria, and […]

  • New Cuban cigars : the full list

    Here is the list of all the new cigars in preparation in Cuba. Traditionally, this list is announced during the Festival del habano which takes place every year in February. But in the absence of a festival this year due to the pandemic, Habanos S.A. organized a virtual event called Habanos World Days. Nineteen new […]

  • Habanos World Days: registrations are open

    The virtual event organized by Habanos SA will take place on May 4, 5 and 6.   In the absence of Festival del Habano this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Habanos SA will organize the Habanos World Days, an online event whose program is largely inspired by that of the festival organized for more […]

  • Cuba: a factory closed due to Covid

    The Carlos Baliño factory is the first on the island to be closed due to the pandemic. The factory located in Marianao, one of the 15 municipalities in the province of Havana, has been detected as a Covid-19 cluster. The Cuban Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) did not release any details on the number of […]

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