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Cuba set for US travel boom as restrictions eased

Cuba set for US travel boom as restrictions eased

Cuba is expected to receive a boom in visitors from the United States after the Obama administration took a series of steps to normalise relations between the two countries. At present, travel between the two destinations is heavily restricted, with direct commercial flights banned, special visas compulsory and visitors required to join strictly controlled groups.

Abercrombie & Kent suspends Cuba plans

Abercrombie & Kent has suspended plans to offer holidays to Cuba following concerns over its relationship with the Foundation for Caribbean Studies. The luxury travel tour company had affiliated itself to the Cuba-based Foundation in an attempt to open the ‘people-to-people’ requirement needed to offer trips to the island.

Cuba to accept more flights from the United States

Cuba to accept more flights from the United States

2 August 2011 Airline News Tourism News

Cuba has added nine further cities in the United States to a list of permitted departure points for travel to the Caribbean island. Cuban travel agency Havanatur Celimar added Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Baltimore, Chicago, Atlanta, New Orleans, Dallas, Houston and San Juan, Puerto Rico, to the list from where charter flights would be accepted.

Could U.S. be set to lift Cuba travel ban?

Could U.S. be set to lift Cuba travel ban?

1 July 2010 Tourism News

A congressional committee has voted to lift the ban on U.S. travel to Cuba, a first but significant step towards rebuilding trade and travel relations between the countries. A removal would lead to an expected tourism bonanza by Americans to the island.

Cuba seeks inward tourism investment

Cuba seeks inward tourism investment

6 May 2010 Tourism News

Cuba has unveiled plans to allow overseas parties to develop tourist attractions on its territory, including golf courses, marinas and associated residential developments. The Communist government suggested long-term leases would be on offer to developers, as present regulations prohibit overseas ownership of real estate.