FOLLOWING the severing of its links with the countries of the old Soviet Union, Cuba is desperate to build up its tourist business. As a result holiday prices have become extremely attractive.

Journey Latin America (081-747 8315) has announced a new programme of summer holidays with prices starting at pounds 399 for 13-night packages including return flight from Stansted and room-only accommodation in a two- or three-star hotel. Flight-only deals cost from pounds 262 per person.