There's little question better hotels will open in Cuba. The only issue is how soon.
As demands of tourism development increase, expect to see broader changes to the labor market in Cuba.
... and the real tidal wave of tourism hasn't even started yet.
Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit and United are revving their engines. Next stop, Cuba.
Cuba clearly isn't ready for prime time when it comes to tourism and infrastructure problems there will likely get worse as the tourists pour in.
We've yet to meet a third-generation Cuban-American who isn't fascinated by the idea of going to Cuba.
While we think Starwood is a leader in guest experience in so many ways, you don't have to raise the bar too high to improve on a hotel run by the military.
If you live in Florida, Silver Airways wants to be your-go to carrier for Cuba. Its plan may just work.
As long as the U.S. trade embargo remains in place, tourism and economic development will be stymied. And then there are the issues of the Cuban government itself when it comes to doing business on the island.
Many U.S. travelers are anxiously waiting for the day when a trip to Cuba feels effortless and streamlined. U.S. airlines and Cuban airports will face aviation challenges during the next year that we haven't seen in a long time.