Articles tagged “cuba”

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 days 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.

6 days 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.

4 weeks 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?

4 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

Iberostar Chief Says Trump Considered Buying Hotels in Cuba This Year

Iberostar Chief Says Trump Considered Buying Hotels in Cuba This Year

Stephanie Baker and Sharon Smyth, Bloomberg

This does put companies like Marriott in an interesting position. It's one thing when your competitor is Hilton, another when it's the leader of the U.S. government.

2 months ago

American Airlines Sees Weaker Demand for Flights to Cuba

American Airlines Sees Weaker Demand for Flights to Cuba

Mary Schlangenstein and Jack Kaskey, Bloomberg

We've been saying for quite some time that Cuba's biggest challenges are on the ground and finding a place to stay, not getting there. It needs to find some solutions or more cutbacks are on the way.

2 months ago

As Cuba Mourns Castro, Havana Welcomes First Commercial U.S. Flight

As Cuba Mourns Castro, Havana Welcomes First Commercial U.S. Flight

Anne-Marie Garcia and Christine Armario, Associated Press

So far most U.S. travelers to visit Cuba since relations began to normalize in 2014 haven't traveled beyond Havana. While many Americans will likely choose Havana over less known cities while beach vacations are banned, the Cuban government should do more to make inter-city travel more convenient.

2 months ago