Fábrica de Arte Cubano nominated to World Travel Awards

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HAVANA, Dec. 14th The Fábrica de Arte Cubano (FAC/ Cuban Art Factory), one of the places most frequented by a sector of Havana’s youth and by foreigners visiting the Cuban capital, was nominated for the fourth consecutive year to the World Travel Awards Awards (WTA). The multidisciplinary project led by musician X Alfonso reappeared on the list of nominees as the “Caribbean leading entertainment venue 2020,” a category in which it will compete with the Margaritaville Caribbean complex, located in Jamaica, Cubadebate reported this Thursday.

Margaritaville Caribbean has won the award in that category in the last three editions of the WTA.

“It is already an honor to be nominated for the fourth time to the World Travel Awards, but just the fact that the FAC is recognized worldwide as the best prize of all, more now that we are celebrating our fifth anniversary,” Alfonso said upon learning of the nomination.

Considered the most important award in the world tourism industry, the competition rewards excellence in all sectors of the travel, tourism and hotel industry worldwide.

The deadline to vote for the nominees for the awards of the Caribbean and North America regions will be open until January 10, 2020, and the winners will be announced on the 20th of the same month, in a ceremony to be held at the Sandals Royal Bahamian, in Nassau, Bahamas.

Votes are cast by travel professionals and consumers, which guarantees that only praiseworthy organizations get one of these prestigious awards.

The Fábrica de Arte Cubano reached its highest level of international prestige this year when it was included by Time magazine among the 100 best places in the world in 2019, in the category of places to visit.

One of the journalists of the prestigious publication, Cady Lang, wrote that this cultural project “has quickly become the city’s buzzy creative hub. Within the cavernous warehouse’s refurbished walls, you’ll find galleries, performance-art spaces, and a dance floor….”