News: 15th Habanos Festival Prices

The Cigar Nut
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



There is a 10% discount with the purchase of the full program. IMPORTANT: HOW TO MAKE RESERVATIONS AND REGISTRATIONS:


IMPORTANT: Payment Deadline for the Festival’s social activities

For a better organization of the Festival’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 “last minute” 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 “last minute” 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 “last minute” sale of all unpaid reservations.

Contact (for questions and clarifications)

Mrs. Yamilet Emanueli Operational Marketing Dept. Habanos, S.A. Tel. (53) (7) 204-0513 and 204-0514, ext. 550 Fax: (53) (7) 204 0549 e-mail:

Payments policy

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. Beneficiary’s Bank: BANCO INTERNACIONAL DE COMERCIO S.A. Address: Ayestarán 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.

About David

I live in O’Fallon, Missouri – about 45 minutes West of St. Louis, Missouri. My wife and I recently had our first child, a girl – and while half my life is now spent collecting firearms for her high school years, the other half of my time is spent with family as much as I can with a few cigars mixed in here and there. Contact: Website | More Posts