Articles tagged “cuba”

Norwegian Cruise Line Adapts to Disruptions From Cuba Travel Ban

Norwegian Cruise Line Adapts to Disruptions From Cuba Travel Ban

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Norwegian Cruise Line's outlook remains bright, despite the industrywide challenge of the Cuba ban in early June.

2 months ago

Travel Advisors Scramble to Find Alternatives for Caribbean-Bound Clients

Travel Advisors Scramble to Find Alternatives for Caribbean-Bound Clients

Paul Biasco, Skift

In the age of mass media, word of incidents in travel destinations quickly spread across the globe, and travel advisors need to be prepared to handle client requests for changes in their wake. It's important for advisors to start looking for backup plans when news begins to break.

3 months ago

Royal Caribbean Dodges Big Hit From Cuba Cancellations

Royal Caribbean Dodges Big Hit From Cuba Cancellations

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The debut of a new private island is helping Royal Caribbean raise pricing on shorter itineraries. If China returns as a major market as well, 2020 could be a strong year for the cruise line.

3 months ago

Carnival’s Profit Plummets After Trump Cuba Ban

Carnival’s Profit Plummets After Trump Cuba Ban

Rosie Spinks, Skift

After a whopping 20 percent drop in second quarter earnings, Carnival is facing the realization that while itineraries to Cuba might have warranted higher-priced tickets, the political volatility of the Trump administration means they were not a safe bet.

4 months ago

Cuban Property Owners Sue Expedia For Profiting From Seized Hotels

Cuban Property Owners Sue Expedia For Profiting From Seized Hotels

Jonathan Levin, Bloomberg

Exiled Cuban property owners allege that Expedia's Trivago profited from holdings that were seized during Fidel Castro's rule. It's just the latest twist to come as a result of President Donald Trump's historic upending of U.S.-Cuba foreign policy. The Trump Administration's support of such lawsuits could be a serious blow to American companies operating in Cuba.

4 months ago

Expedia Settles With U.S. Government Over Cuba Travel Allegations

Expedia Settles With U.S. Government Over Cuba Travel Allegations

Associated Press

Although Expedia cooperated, it looks like the U.S. government is determined to crack down on Cuba travel violations. Given the recent changes — and the current administration's rhetoric — we should probably expect closer scrutiny in the future.

4 months ago

All U.S. Leisure Travel to Cuba Is Banned by Trump Administration

All U.S. Leisure Travel to Cuba Is Banned by Trump Administration

Isaac Carey, Skift

Trump has been threatening to reverse Obama's engagement with Cuba for a while, and Tuesday's travel ban to the island certainly reinforces the view that he is the Anti-Tourism President.

5 months ago

Sponsored
Executive Q&A: Posadas’ Meteoric Growth in Mexico and Beyond

Executive Q&A: Posadas’ Meteoric Growth in Mexico and Beyond

Posadas + Skift

Posadas has witnessed many shifts within Mexico’s tourism industry over the last five decades since it first launched its Fiesta Americana hotel. The brand continues to evolve and has big plans for major expansion in Mexico and other areas of Latin America.

5 months ago

U.S. Travel to Cuba Faces Tighter Restrictions on Non-Family Visits

U.S. Travel to Cuba Faces Tighter Restrictions on Non-Family Visits

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When the Trump administration took office in 2017, the popular wisdom was that it would eliminate U.S. travel to Cuba. The changes have turned out to be incremental, but now it appears that non-family travel to Cuba will be all but gone.

6 months ago

Committee Leadership Changes in Divided Congress Will Be Mixed Bag for Travel Industry

Committee Leadership Changes in Divided Congress Will Be Mixed Bag for Travel Industry

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, controlled by opposing parties, will be at loggerheads over many issues related to both the travel industry and travelers. However, there will be plenty of wiggle room, if not on airplanes with reduced passenger legroom, then in the halls of Congress, where some legislation will undoubtedly get done.

12 months ago

Virgin Voyages Will Join the Cruise Ship Crowds in Cuba

Virgin Voyages Will Join the Cruise Ship Crowds in Cuba

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Virgin Voyages has been talking about visiting Cuba for three years now, so this announcement is no surprise. But will the destination still be as popular in 2020 as it is now?

12 months ago

Cuba Faces Obstacles to Luring Asia’s Big-Spending Tourists

Cuba Faces Obstacles to Luring Asia’s Big-Spending Tourists

Kristine Servando, Bloomberg

There are hurdles on the way to that cigar-toting, mojito-slinging holiday in Havana — especially for travelers coming from Asia.

1 year ago