US Slashes Cuba Travel With New Restrictions, Killing ‘People-to-People’ Trips

The Treasury Department on Tuesday imposed harsh new travel restrictions on visits to Cuba by U.S. citizens, including a ban on the educational and recreational trips categorized as “people-to-people” travel, which has been used by thousands of Americans even before the Obama administration loosened rules. Treasury officials also said travel permissions would be denied for private and corporate aircraft and boats, though commercial flights would continue. “Cuba continues to play a destabilizing role in the…

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Interest in Cuba travel wanes

Fewer Americans are interested in traveling to Cuba this year, according to a survey from travel insurance firm Allianz Global Assistance. This year, 13% of respondents said they were interested in traveling to Cuba, compared to 40% last year, a 27-point drop.  In 2018, 82% of respondents said they are “not likely” to plan a trip to Cuba, up from 76% in 2017 and 70% in 2016. Those who said they are “very likely” to…

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Caribbean Destinations & Hotels Update

We want to give you a brief update on the status of several Caribbean islands that were affected by the hurricanes last year. Puerto Rico Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU) is open and fully functional. Doubletree By Hilton Hotel San Juan, Hyatt Place Manati, Hampton Inn & Suites San Juan, Courtyard San Juan Miramar, Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center, Olive Boutique Hotel A Small Luxury Hotel of the World, Four Points by Sheraton Caguas…

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