News Round-up: Cuba’s Record Tourism Surge, Travel Options, LGBT Rights & More

Travel to Cuba
Riding in an American classic car is a must for tourists visiting Cuba.

Travel to Cuba is booming as relations between the U.S. and Cuba continue to thaw. In the first five months alone, the island country welcomed around 1.7 million people, a 15 percent increase over the same period last year. Read more here from Bloomberg.

A number of options are available, or will be, for travel from the United States to Cuba, including air and sea travel. Sun Sentinel has the story here.

Discovery Channel’s documentary series titled “Cuban Chrome,” about classic American cars in Cuba, premiered on July 13 in the U.S.  This is the first American television series filmed entirely in Cuba. Watch clips here.

A U.S. gay men’s chorus embarked on a ground-breaking trip to Havana to promote support for equal rights. Read more from AP’s story.

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) answered frequently asked communications-related questions for U.S. travelers heading to Cuba, including how mobile phones, Internet and WiFi work in the island country. Find out here.