Articles tagged “cuba”

Cuba Isn’t Working Out as a Very Popular Destination So Far

Cuba Isn’t Working Out as a Very Popular Destination So Far

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Cuba as a travel destination may have been over-hyped in the early days when Obama and the Cuban government improved ties because the complications of traveling there, coupled with a limited number of hotels, has dampened expected demand. All in due time.

1 week ago

Carnival Cruise Line Will Join the Crowds in Cuba

Carnival Cruise Line Will Join the Crowds in Cuba

Hannah Sampson, Skift

With Carnival Cruise Line now in the mix, all the major mass-market cruise lines now have Cuba on the horizon. The question now is how travelers will respond.

1 week ago

American Airlines Opens Havana Office Hoping Trump Won’t Terminate Ties

American Airlines Opens Havana Office Hoping Trump Won’t Terminate Ties

Associated Press

It would get somewhat harder for the Trump administration to overturn U.S. companies' ties to Cuba the more airlines, cruise lines and hotels set up shop there. Facts on the ground, such as American Airlines' new office in Havana, demonstrate the business case for doing business with Cuba.

3 weeks ago

JetBlue Rolls Out Loyalty Program Incentives For Cuba Routes

JetBlue Rolls Out Loyalty Program Incentives For Cuba Routes

Grant Martin, Skift

Demand to Cuba may be weaker than originally forecasted, leaving airlines like JetBlue to incentivize travel. Through March 18th, TrueBlue members will be rewarded with 3X the points when traveling to the region.

1 month ago

Better Relations With U.S. Means Much Better Wi-Fi Across Cuba

Better Relations With U.S. Means Much Better Wi-Fi Across Cuba

Andrea Rodriguez , Associated Press

Tourists' experiences just got better in Cuba, too.

1 month ago

Fathom Is Adding Even More Cuba Stops Early Next Year

Fathom Is Adding Even More Cuba Stops Early Next Year

Hannah Sampson, Skift

This move combines Fathom's two aims — social impact in the Dominican Republic, culture-focused visits to Cuba — in one trip. Although the experiences in each will be truncated, this could be enough to attract passengers looking for variety rather than a full week in one country.

2 months ago

Banyan Tree Moves Into Cuba With Four Hotels Including New Dhawa Brand

Banyan Tree Moves Into Cuba With Four Hotels Including New Dhawa Brand

Greg Oates, Skift

The new Dhawa brand brings a fresh face to Cuba's hospitality sector, but is it compelling enough to attract a lot of U.S. visitors to a remote region of the country?

2 months ago

Carnival Corp. CEO Says Cuba Is a ‘Longer Term Play’

Carnival Corp. CEO Says Cuba Is a ‘Longer Term Play’

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Cruise operators are counting on Cuba to stir up new interest in long-established Caribbean sailings. That could ultimately increase demand and prices for cruises that are typically budget-friendly. But as Carnival's CEO said, adding Cuba as a destination may not do much for the bottom line at first.

2 months ago

Major Cruise Lines Will Visit Havana (But Not Much Else in Cuba) Next Year

Major Cruise Lines Will Visit Havana (But Not Much Else in Cuba) Next Year

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Suddenly, Havana is popping up all over Caribbean itineraries for next year. We expect to see still more cruise lines announce plans for the city — and, eventually, other sites in Cuba.

3 months ago

High Hotel Prices and Trump Worries Change Cuba Tourism Dynamics

High Hotel Prices and Trump Worries Change Cuba Tourism Dynamics

Beth J. Harpaz , Associated Press

Nothing can kill a booming tourist destination like a crazy government. And in this case we're talking about two crazy governments.

3 months ago

The 3 Largest Cruise Companies Can Now Take Tourists to Cuba. What’s Next?

The 3 Largest Cruise Companies Can Now Take Tourists to Cuba. What’s Next?

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise ships in Cuba are adding capacity to keep up with a demand that hotels can't match. Right now, they're an essential part of the tourism development story.

3 months ago

Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Finally Have Approval to Sail to Cuba

Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Finally Have Approval to Sail to Cuba

Hannah Sampson, Skift

It took longer than expected, but more U.S.-based cruise lines are about to start sailing between the U.S. and Havana. We're curious how demand will hold up.

3 months ago