Articles tagged “cuba”

Hurricane Irma: Travel Industry Live Updates

Hurricane Irma: Travel Industry Live Updates

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Harvey are taking a great human toll throughout the Caribbean and the United States, as has the earthquake in Mexico. Here's how the travel industry is responding.

2 weeks ago

Thousands of Tourists Evacuated From Cuba and St. Maarten in Hurricane Irma’s Aftermath

Thousands of Tourists Evacuated From Cuba and St. Maarten in Hurricane Irma’s Aftermath

Desmond Boylan and Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press

After the devastation in Texas from Hurricane Harvey, the Caribbean and Florida are feeling Hurricane Irma's wrath with Hurricane Jose not too far behind for some.

2 weeks ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Sending a Second Ship to Cuba as Demand Stays Strong

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Sending a Second Ship to Cuba as Demand Stays Strong

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Flights to Cuba are expected to be less in demand once the Trump administration's travel restrictions are enforced, but could that lead to more interest in cruises? Norwegian Cruise Line's announcement indicates the cruise operator is expecting a bump in business.

2 months ago

Cuba Sees Reservation Cancellations Since Trump’s Policy Reversal

Cuba Sees Reservation Cancellations Since Trump’s Policy Reversal

Beth J. Harpaz and Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press

Cancellations from U.S. travelers at Cuban bed and breakfasts could portend a downturn as some airlines will undoubtedly be cutting capacity, too. But for people that had hearts set on going to Cuba before Trump's announcement, they'll adapt as travelers always do.

3 months ago

Cuban Officials Think Very Little of Trump’s New Tourism Restrictions

Cuban Officials Think Very Little of Trump’s New Tourism Restrictions

Michael Weissenstein and Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press

We don't think much of this either. There are many ways to build on Obama's changes to Cuba tourism policy in a constructive manner. This is not that.

3 months ago

Travel Companies Disappointed, Pleased or Studying Trump’s Cuba Changes

Travel Companies Disappointed, Pleased or Studying Trump’s Cuba Changes

Hannah Sampson, Dan Peltier and Deanna Ting, Skift

Now is the time for all travel companies to decline to be narrow-minded and to look at the big picture. For cruise lines to talk about the boost they might get in Cuba because hotels will be hard-hit is small-mindedness at its worst.

3 months ago

Cuba Travel FAQ: What Trump’s Policy Changes Really Mean

Cuba Travel FAQ: What Trump’s Policy Changes Really Mean

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Here's the lowdown in a FAQ on what the new U.S. policy toward Cuba means for travel companies and travelers alike.

3 months ago

Trump to End ‘Abusive’ Individual People-to-People Travel to Cuba

Trump to End ‘Abusive’ Individual People-to-People Travel to Cuba

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

This policy change will directly hurt tour operators that have been working to develop people-to-people vacations in recent years, adding uncertainty for consumers. U.S. travelers will now have fewer opportunities to interact one-on-one with the Cuban people.

3 months ago

Twists and Turns in Travel Industry’s Approach to Cuba Since Obama’s Changes

Twists and Turns in Travel Industry’s Approach to Cuba Since Obama’s Changes

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Travel industry policies toward Cuba have not transitioned smoothly from Point A to Point B over the last three years, and the upcoming Trump administration fine print will likely change things anew.

3 months ago

Trump Will Tighten Cuba Travel Policies, Not Reverse Them

Trump Will Tighten Cuba Travel Policies, Not Reverse Them

Dan Peltier and Deanna Ting, Skift

This isn't the worst-case scenario for Cuba that some U.S. travel brands had feared but it is a step backward and doesn't offer any clear glimpse of a path forward.

3 months ago

Trump Expected to Roll Back Cuba Policies Next Week

Trump Expected to Roll Back Cuba Policies Next Week

Ken Thomas, Associated Press

It isn't a question of whether Trump will reverse Obama's liberalization of U.S. policies toward Cuba -- the issue is how far will Trump go. At risk is whether the country will revert to yesteryear where Americans can freely visit China but not Cuba 90 miles from Florida.

3 months ago

U.S. Airlines and Cruise Lines Could Lose $3.5 Billion if Trump Reverses Cuba Policies

U.S. Airlines and Cruise Lines Could Lose $3.5 Billion if Trump Reverses Cuba Policies

Dan Peltier, Skift

Compared with other U.S. sectors, the travel industry would be disproportionately impacted should U.S.-Cuba relations and travel policies get reversed. It's anyone's guess as to how President Trump will proceed regarding Cuba policies but that picture should become clearer later this month.

4 months ago