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American Cruise Companies Stand To Benefit From U.S. Changes To Cuba Policy

American Cruise Companies Stand To Benefit From U.S. Changes To Cuba Policy July 10, 20174:35 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered U.S. cruise operators are among those who stand to benefit from President Trump’s changes to the Obama administration’s Cuba travel policies. The new rules don’t affect cruises, and may help them. ARI SHAPIRO, […] Continue reading

Fewer airplanes but more cruise ships going to Cuba after Norwegian adds second vessel

Fewer airplanes but more cruise ships going to Cuba after Norwegian adds second vessel BY CHABELI HERRERA cherrera@miamiherald.com Visiting Cuba by sea is turning into the preferred method for American travelers — at least for now. On Monday, Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line announced it is adding a second ship for four-day cruises to Havana, following […] Continue reading

Tourism Boom Chokes Havana’s Airport

Tourism Boom Chokes Havana’s Airport 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 4 July 2017 — The passengers leave the plane and make their way around the buckets catching the leaks from the roof. They still have a long wait in at baggage claim and have to suffer under the air conditioning that hardly alleviates the heat. The […] Continue reading

Southwest drops two routes to Cuba; Havana flights to stay

Southwest drops two routes to Cuba; Havana flights to stay Ben Mutzabaugh , USA TODAY Published 8:46 a.m. ET June 29, 2017 Southwest Airlines will ax two of its three routes to Cuba, becoming the latest U.S. carrier to trim flights to the nation amid disappointing demand. Southwest said flights to Varadero and Santa Clara […] Continue reading

First Tampa to Cuba Carnival cruise leaves today

First Tampa to Cuba Carnival cruise leaves today By Avery Cotton Published: June 29, 2017, 6:26 am Updated: June 29, 2017, 8:05 am TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Carnival Paradise makes its inaugural 4-day trip to Cuba out of Port Tampa Bay Thursday morning. The ship sets sail Thursday and will dock in Havana. This […] Continue reading

What Trump’s new Cuba policy means for travelers to the island

What Trump’s new Cuba policy means for travelers to the island BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Since President Donald Trump announced his new Cuba policy, Tom Popper’s phone has been ringing off the hook. Callers have questions, lots of questions, about how they can travel to Cuba as individuals, what people-to-people tours are and how they […] Continue reading

GLITCH ON THOMAS COOK FLIGHT TO CUBA LEAVES AIRLINE WITH £500K BILL

GLITCH ON THOMAS COOK FLIGHT TO CUBA LEAVES AIRLINE WITH £500K BILL Trip delayed 24 hours after Airbus A330 jet returned to Manchester with oil pressure problem SIMON CALDER TRAVEL CORRESPONDENT @SimonCalder Hundreds of Thomas Cook Airlines passengers have had their Cuban holiday extended by more than 24 hours after an inflight mechanical incident involving […] Continue reading

Cuba cruises could become less flexible under new Trump policy

Cuba cruises could become less flexible under new Trump policy Gene Sloan , USA TODAY Published 12:20 p.m. ET June 16, 2017 Cruises from the USA to Cuba will be allowed to continue under President Trump’s new Cuba policy, but the trips could become more restrictive, industry and Cuba watchers say. Passengers on voyages to […] Continue reading

El negocio de las visas a Cuba: falta de transparencia y grandes ganancias

El negocio de las visas a Cuba: falta de transparencia y grandes ganancias ABEL FERNÁNDEZ abfernandez@elnuevoherald.com ORDENAR UNA COPIA DE ESTE ARTÍCULO A pesar de la apertura con los vuelos comerciales y una cifra récord de visitantes, el proceso de viajar a Cuba puede ser turbio y confuso para los estadounidenses. Los vuelos comerciales de […] Continue reading

Finnair seeks to connect China to Cuba via Helsinki

Finnair seeks to connect China to Cuba via Helsinki Jun 8, 2017 Aaron Karp Finnair believes it can compete with Air China in connecting Chinese passengers to Cuba when it launches Helsinki-Havana flights in December, CEO Pekka Vauramo said. Finnair, which is the midst of a period of rapid expansion, plans to launch 2X-weekly Helsinki-Havana […] Continue reading

French Airline Corsair Starts Flights to Havana

French Airline Corsair Starts Flights to Havana CUBAN NEWS AGENCY. Friday, 9 June, 2017 Corsair aircrafts currently flies to the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, Canada and West Africa With the arrival of its first flight ever from Paris to Havana this Thursday, June 8, the French airline Corsair, opened a new route into the Caribbean. […] Continue reading

Found in Moscow’s Flea Markets: Car Parts, Jeans and Bargain-Hunting Cubans

Found in Moscow’s Flea Markets: Car Parts, Jeans and Bargain-Hunting Cubans They fly 13 hours seeking items to sell in a Communist island still starved of consumer goods MOSCOW—Sometimes the wheels of history turn slowly. The hottest shopping destination for Cubans is not across the water in Miami. It’s Moscow, 6,000 miles away. Tougher U.S. […] Continue reading

El turismo americano en Cuba se desinfla tras la euforia de la apertura

El turismo americano en Cuba se desinfla tras la euforia de la apertura Esperanza Balaguer @espebalaguer Esperanza.balaguer@bez.es . Nueva York La euforia turística vivida en Estados Unidos tras el anuncio de la apertura de las relaciones con Cuba en diciembre de 2014 ha sufrido un cambio de tendencia. Nueve meses después del comienzo de los […] Continue reading

A Taxi Cooperative Proposes To Lower Private Transport Prices

A Taxi Cooperative Proposes To Lower Private Transport Prices 14ymedio, Havana, 17 May 2017 — In the midst of the morning hustle and bustle, residents of Havana are trying to reach their destinations on time, a challenge because of the inefficient public transport and the sky high prices charged by the private operators of fixed-route […] Continue reading

Royal Caribbean will be sailing year-round to Cuba in 2018

Royal Caribbean will be sailing year-round to Cuba in 2018 BY CHABELI HERRERA cherrera@miamiherald.com With demand to see Cuba still hot, Royal Caribbean International is extending its commitment to sail to the island through 2019. The Miami-based cruise line announced Wednesday that it is initiating a year-long Cuba program that includes 58 four- and five-night […] Continue reading

Cruises Could Be Big Winners in Cuba

Cruises Could Be Big Winners in Cuba The once-taboo island lacks tourist infrastructure. Ship operators hope to change that. by Christopher Palmeri May 11, 2017, 10:00 PM GMT+2 After President Barack Obama eased restrictions on American citizens traveling to Cuba last year, airlines raced to start service from the U.S. to 10 cities across the […] Continue reading

Cuba Is ‘Huge Opportunity’ for U.S. Travel Companies, BCG Says

Cuba Is ‘Huge Opportunity’ for U.S. Travel Companies, BCG Says | May 10, 2017, at 12:18 a.m. HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba represents a “huge” but challenging opportunity for U.S. cruise, airline and hotel companies as American visitors to the Caribbean island could increase as much as sevenfold by 2025, according to a report by the […] Continue reading

Declining Interest in Cuba Hasn’t Stopped Cruise Ships From Sailing

Declining Interest in Cuba Hasn’t Stopped Cruise Ships From Sailing by Joe Pike, Adam Leposa | May 4, 2017 11:14am Despite a recent study by Allianz Global Assistance that showed a declining interest in Cuba from last year to this year, suppliers continue to pump out new Cuba products and offerings. According to the study, […] Continue reading

This is why American tourists don’t want to travel to Cuba

This is why American tourists don’t want to travel to Cuba By Kari Paul Published: May 3, 2017 6:39 a.m. ET Interest is waning a year after the country was opened up to U.S. visitors A flash of excitement about travel to Cuba after the country opened its borders to the U.S. in 2016 for […] Continue reading

Direct flights from Minnesota to Cuba are stuck at the gate, and may be for quite a while

Direct flights from Minnesota to Cuba are stuck at the gate, and may be for quite a while Sun Country plays a waiting game while President Trump’s Cuba policy unfurls. By Kristen Leigh Painter Star Tribune APRIL 29, 2017 — 5:25PM Nonstop flights between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Cuba are stalled — and becoming less likely. […] Continue reading

Spirit, the fifth airline to cut back on Cuba, ends flights to Havana

Spirit, the fifth airline to cut back on Cuba, ends flights to Havana BY CHABELI HERRERA cherrera@miamiherald.com Spirit Airlines’ Cuba fever is cooling down — big time. The ultra-low cost carrier is ending its Havana flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in June. That makes it the fifth U.S. airline to cut back flights to […] Continue reading

Spirit Airlines to end Havana service June 1; last flights on May 31

Spirit Airlines to end Havana service June 1; last flights on May 31 Arlene SatchellContact Reporter Sun Sentinel Another U.S. air carrier is saying ‘Adios’ to Cuba. Low-cost Spirit Airlines plans to operate its last flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Havana on May 31, an airline official said early Friday. The news comes […] Continue reading

Virgin Atlantic launches new route to Cuba’s biggest beach resort

Virgin Atlantic launches new route to Cuba’s biggest beach resort The Caribbean island is home to some seriously amazing sandy white beaches BYJULIE DELAHAYE 11:01, 3 APR 2017UPDATED11:45, 3 APR 2017 When you think of Cuba, it’s Havana’s colourful buildings and classic 1950s-esque cars that spring to mind. However, there’s so much more to the […] Continue reading

Uncertainty surrounds charter flights from Pittsburgh to Cuba

Uncertainty surrounds charter flights from Pittsburgh to Cuba THERESA CLIFT | Monday, April 3, 2017, 11:00 p.m. Plans to launch charter service between Pittsburgh International Airport and Cuba are on hold indefinitely, a spokesman said Monday. Miami-based Choice Aire planned to start offering twice-weekly charter flights to Cuba by the end of last year, but […] Continue reading

Luxury Cruise Line Makes Inaugural Visit to Cuba

Luxury Cruise Line Makes Inaugural Visit to Cuba March 31, 2017 by Ben Souza Luxury cruise line Azamara Club Cruises made their inaugural visit to Cuba this week when Azamara Quest arrived in Havana, Cuba. The ship sailed down the Bahía de la Habana alongside Havana’s famous El Malecón providing guests magnificent views of the […] Continue reading

The Cuban Regime Survives by Fear

The Cuban Regime Survives by Fear / Iván García Iván García, 21 March 2017 — In the slum of Lawton, south of Havana, the need for housing has converted an old collective residence with narrow passageways into a bunkhouse. With dividers made from cardboard or bricks recovered from demolished buildings, “apartments” have appeared where a […] Continue reading

Airlines rushed to fly to Cuba. Here’s why they’ve now pulled back.

Airlines rushed to fly to Cuba. Here’s why they’ve now pulled back. Mar 20, 2017, 2:02pm EDT INDUSTRIES & TAGS Travel & Tourism Multiple commercial airlines in recent days have announced they will drop their flights to Cuba, a stark reversal from the enthusiasm the industry displayed when bidding for permission to fly those routes […] Continue reading