Flights to Havana and using credit cards in Cuba are still not easy for Americans traveling to the country.
Americans are visiting Cuba in record numbers--up 77% in 2015, to over 160,000, not even including hundreds of thousands of Cuban Americans.
The U.S. Government recently announced changes to Cuba travel regulations that make it easier, and likely cheaper, for Americans to travel to Cuba. The announcement was made just ahead of President Obama's ongoing geoundbreaking trip to Cuba.
Today's news of the imminent agreement between the United States and Cuba to resume regular commercial flights between the two countries means tens of thousands of more Americans will be coming to the island.
I was in Havana last week and a number of thoughts came to me while visiting various hotels, restaurants and bars in the capital.
U.S.-Cuba relations will mark their biggest step towards normalisation yet as Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Havana to raise U.S. flag.
Lately we have seen a lot of travel articles on Cuba, in major media outlets, that just get the story wrong.
Recent changes in U.S. regulations regarding Cuba travel related transactions have made it much easier for United States citizens to visit Cuba legally. The number doing so is increasing notably, as are the number of direct flights from the U.S. to Cuba. The U.S. has also recently licensed ferry and cruise ship service to Cuba, but the timing of the start of this service is still unclear.
U.S. - Cuba ties are improving. Travel by Americans is easier under specific categories covered by a general U.S. Treasury license.
For Americans, traveling to Cuba can still be complicated. U.S. credit cards still don't work. These are the essentials to know for your Cuban trip.