The dawn of a new tourism boom in Cuba

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The most visible change in Havana since Cuba and the United States restored diplomatic relations is the number of Americans who have come to see the island for themselves. 

160,000 U.S. residents flew to Cuba in 2015. That’s an 80 percent jump from the year before.  There’s been a mix of politicians, corporate executives, artists and athletes all coming to build bridges and look for business opportunities.  But mostly it’s the just plain curious.

For the first time in more than 50 years an American cruise ship sailed from Miami to Havana. On May 1 the Adonia stopped in Havana carrying over 700 passengers. 

And as Correspondent Michael Voss reports, an increasing numbers of U.S. tourists are starting to travel outside of the capital as well. To places like the valley of Vinales – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Check out this report from Michael Voss for “Americas Now.”

The dawn of a new tourism boom in Cuba

The dawn of a new tourism boom in Cuba

The most visible change in Havana since Cuba and the United States restored diplomatic relations is the number of Americans who have come to see the island for themselves. 160 thousand U.S. residents flew to Cuba in 2015. That's an 80 percent jump from the year before. There’s been a mix of politicians, corporate executives, artists and athletes all coming to build bridges and look for business opportunities. But mostly it’s the just plain curious. For the first time in more than 50 years an American cruise ship sailed from Miami to Havana. On May 1st the Adonia stopped in Havana carrying over 700 passengers. And as Correspondent Michael Voss reports, an increasing numbers of U.S. tourists are starting to travel outside of the capital as well. To places like the valley of Vinales – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Check out this report from Michael Voss for “Americas Now.”

  • Babette Plana

    What is tourism without freedom? Nothing. Tourists to totalitarian Cuba become complicit with the crimes of the Castro dictatorship. Very lamentable how people today no longer have integrity or a moral compass.