Visit Cuba now ahead of changes in U.S law, say British Travel Agents

Posted: 14-Mar-16 16:59

British travel agents are urging travellers to visit the island of Cuba now to beat the rush of Americans. After Cuba and the U.S recently announced diplomatic relations would be resumed after more than 50 years, the Caribbean island is likely to see a significant increase in American travellers as commercial flights get ready to launch this autumn.

Visit Cuba now ahead of changes in U.S law, say British Travel Agents

British travel agents are pushing Cuba as a destination to visit now before the anticipated influx of Americans descend on the island later this year.

Following the announcement that diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States would be resumed, interest in the Caribbean nation has increased significantly, particularly with American travellers, many of whom have never stepped foot on the island in their lifetime.

For more than 55 years, the island has been off-limits to Americans after the Bay of Pigs invasion and Fidel Castro's revolution. However, things are about to change and U.S President Barrack Obama will be visiting the communist island for the first time later this month.

Travel agents are urging British travellers to visit this spring to beat the crowds and enjoy the authentic Cuban cigars, mojitos, classic cars, swaying palms trees, and uncrowded beaches.

More than 10 million Americans are expected to visit the island of Cuba in the Caribbean every year if and when the 55-year-long travel embargo is lifted. At the moment, general tourism and sunshine holidays to Cuba are still restricted, but U.S travellers can travel to the island through people to people programmes and trips in 12 categories organised by tour operators and charter companies in the U.S.

Virgin Atlantic, Thomas Cook, and Thomson operates direct flights to Cuba from the UK, and there are plenty of accommodation options to choose from across the tropical island, from casa particulares, where you'll stay with local Cubans, to large beachfront hotels.

The Rolling Stones will be performing a free concert at Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana in Havana on 25th March, 2016.

"We have performed in many special places during our long career, but this show in Havana is going to be a landmark event for us, and, we hope, for all our friends in Cuba, too."

Said the Rolling Stones in a joint statement.

Havana is the capital of Cuba, and home to a variety of tourist hotspots including the Malecon, a seafront promenade that runs along the main streets of Havana and offers beautiful views of the bay. Holidaymakers can visit the Catedral de San Cristobal; the maritime museum, Castillo de la Real Fuerza; and the Old Town, a UNESCO site with restored buildings and the tourist square, Plaza de Armas.


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