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.
Iberostar has built on its position in Cuba with the opening of two new properties in Havana and Cayo Ensenachos. Also in the Caribbean today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Havana.
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.
Insurewithease.com warns that holidays could be stopped before they even start if tourists forget their travel insurance documents when heading to Cuba
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.
As far as opening up Cuba for travel is concerned, the US Treasury is distinctly off-key with the notes being sounded by the White House and Congress.