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GREEN ALLIGATOR Travel & Events (GATE) opens Cuba doors to clients. If your clients wish to elude mass tourism and not only visit Cuba, but also experience an authentic trip, we are the right Destination Management Company to organize your trip. Be inspired and amazed by our tailor-made programs; allow your clients to be "infected" with Cuba enthusiasm, enjoy the way of life on the island and experience the glamour of the 50´s.
GREEN ALLIGATOR Travel & Events AG is a limited liability company registered in Switzerland, with license in Cuba and its main office in Havana.
Our goal is to provide each traveler a unique experience that inspire, surprise, immerse visitors in local life and even surpasses client´s expectations. Each trip is unique, unforgettable and it is remembered in a positive way.
We dare to innovate. We are creative, we take action quickly, we are determined and we look beyond our own borders.
GREEN ALLIGATOR is a team formed by more than 20 enthusiastic and committed employees that constantly evolves and develops.
Our Swiss General Manager, Andrea Büchel, has a deep knowledge on businesses and on Cuba as destination, acquired over 10 years of work in Havana.
We have an enormous network of contacts that helps us every day in complying with clients´ demands.
Spent almost half of her life in Cuba, but would still love to eat Swiss raclette cheese every other day. As a flexitarian she benefits from the fact that Swiss cheese cannot be found in Cuba. In her spare time, she enjoys doing sports and often listens to podcasts. Since COVID she has been very active in the kitchen and plants the missing products herself. She looks for the saplings and trees across the island. But she's still looking forward to the time when she can occasionally hit the restaurants and bars of Havana in high heels.
Our first and therefore longest employee came to the capital Havana after working for 25 years in an industrial city in the east of the island without any tourist attraction. The title in German studies is her passport and has already offered her many interesting opportunities. Since the COVID break, she has been working from home and practicing traditional Cuban cooking recipes. But she likes the day-to-day work in the office between work colleagues and if there is still a chance to shake off the dance floor afterwards, she is always there.
Mónica Zurbano López
A Cuban woman who always had to deal with the German language in her professional career. From teaching to round trips with German travelers to customer service and sales in our agency. She likes birthdays, especially because of the cakes and dancing with colleagues. Although she says she doesn't like to cook, she's always inventing something new in the kitchen. During COVID, she continued to answer questions from customers and used the newly gained free time with her young son.
Mailén Vázquez López
Customer Service & Operations
Born in the east of Cuba, like so many others, she came to Havana in search of new opportunities and never wanted to go back. She loves the sea, even though she still can't swim. She is a very good helper in the kitchen, but mainly to try everything that is being prepared. To relax, she likes to go on a shopping tour. Since COVID she has developed her multitasking skills even further: housewife, mother, wife and actress at the same time, because her daughter enjoys it when she transforms into fairy tale characters.
Yoana Camacho Rivero
Head of Reservations
Cuban woman born in San Jose de las Lajas, a small town in the countryside in the province of Mayabeque, relatively close to Havana. She loves Creole food, but she would swap any dish for milk, chocolate and honey. In her free time, she enjoys reading Christian literature and spending time with her fellow believers. She also likes to visit her grandmother's country house and stroll through the various orchards. She hopes the epidemiological situation will soon allow her to return to the gym. In the meantime, she trains at home with fitness apps and videos, but she doesn't find the result very encouraging. Since the beginning of COVID, she has been working from the home office and does not give up hope that she will no longer have to hide her made-up lips under a mask soon.
Dalghys Bravo Alvarez
A Cuban born and raised in a small country town. After the successfully completing of her Bachelor of Education degree, she discovered the world of tourism. She currently lives in the middle of the capital of all Cubans, but she still misses the color of the haze, the starry sky, the chirping of crickets and the glow of fireflies. At home she does a lot of fitness exercises, but she prefers to go to the cost on roller skates (or, depending on the road conditions, on her bike) to enjoy chocolate. She likes to let it rip to Cuban salsa and relaxes to pop music. Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, she has been helping street animals in the neighborhood and enjoys gardening. In addition, she diligently practices making sweets herself and spends a lot of time at the sewing machine.
Born in Switzerland and changed his career as an electronics technician for tourism. Has a preference for sweets, especially for Bundt cakes. To compensates for those calories, he prefers sport activities such as SUP, yoga, biking, diving and hiking. As a golfer, he is unfortunately (still) no good. He likes to look for cozy bars and relaxing places to smoke a Cuban cigar with relish. Since COVID, he also accompanies customers personally on request. He likes to fish on the catamaran trips and likes to surprise the guests with homemade sourdough bread.
Currently we are working mainly from the home office. Meetings in the office by appointment only.