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 plan a trip to Cuba has dropped from 7% in 2016 to 3% in 2018, and those “somewhat likely” also fell from 22% in 2016 to 15% in 2018.

More than half of respondents — 56.5% — said they don’t understand current travel restrictions for Cuba. Another 21.2% said they are “somewhat familiar” with the restrictions, while 22.3% said they did understand them.


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