Last modified: 2014-06-28 by zoltán horváth
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image by Miles Li, 21 June 2014
The burgee of the (pre-Castro era) Automovil y Aero Club de Cuba.
Miles Li, 21 June 2014
image by Zoltan Horvath, 23 March 2014
We were in Cuba, for our annual week away from winter and just to maintain
the tradition, here are the flags flying outside of the Melia Cayo Santa Maria,
Cuba. The third flag is for Gaviota (the direct translation is "seagull"), my
understanding is that they are the main "owners" of most Cuban hotel properties
and most of Cuban tourism. In Cuba the hotels are only managed by foreign
chains, all properties are owned by the Cuban government, which (as I understand
it) were once or may still be, under the control of the Cuban Air Force. Most of
the coaches carrying tourists are labeled Gaviota (for tours) or TransGaviota
(for transferring tourists to and from the airport, etc.). Here is a website
which shows the full logo.
Crawford Van Horne, 23 March 2014
The other flags were national flags of South American and European countries.
Rob Raeside, 23 March 2014