Articles tagged “cuba”

Cruise Lines See a Tourism Advantage in Cuba and Hope Trump Doesn’t Ruin It

Cruise Lines See a Tourism Advantage in Cuba and Hope Trump Doesn’t Ruin It

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Cruise lines have had plans for Cuba for years, and they're finally getting to try those out. There are two big unknowns now: Will cruise passengers be interested in the island for the long term, and will the powers in Washington make it easier or more difficult to visit?

1 week ago

Silver Airways and Frontier Airlines Are Giving Up on Cuba After Eight Months

Silver Airways and Frontier Airlines Are Giving Up on Cuba After Eight Months

Brian Sumers, Skift

Most big U.S. airlines see Cuba as a long-term play, so they're willing to fly empty planes and lose money in the short term. But not Silver Airways and Frontier Airlines. They decided that several months of losses is enough.

2 weeks ago

Attracting American Tourists to Cuba Remains a Tough Sell

Attracting American Tourists to Cuba Remains a Tough Sell

Mac Margolis, Bloomberg

Americans are not flocking to Cuba, and there's not enough infrastructure on the island to support large-scale tourism. Who could have seen this coming? Probably everyone who was paying attention.

3 weeks ago

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 month 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 month 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

3 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?

3 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.

3 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.

4 months ago