Getting to Cuba, Not as Easy as You May Think

7th Oct 2005

Travellers wanting to travel to Cuba may find it difficult to source good holiday deals due to the growing number of travel companies being bought out by American corporations warns Flight Centre UK.

Due to the trade and travel embargoes placed on Cuba by the USA in the 1960s it is illegal for US owned companies to sell holidays to Cuba. This means that there are an increasing number of US owned travel companies and online agents in the UK that cannot book hotels and flights to Cuba.

To help address this issue Australian owned Flight Centre UK has just signed an agreement with Cuba specialist, Cuba Select Travel, so that customers can have the same access to great travel deals to Cuba as they do to the rest of the world.

Julia Morris, product director, at Flight Centre UK said: “In recent months we have identified a growing demand for holidays to Cuba from our customers in line with the launch of Virgin’s direct flight to Havana.

“As a result of the growth in American-owned competitors in the UK market, independent travellers who don’t want to book a traditional package will find there are now fewer companies from whom they can seek advice or make a tailor-made booking.


“Luckily for us we are an Australian owned travel agent, with well-travelled and expert consultants on hand and are fully prepared and able to plug this growing gap in the marketplace.”


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