Canada has quietly established a more prominent tourist and business presence in Cuba, and for years it's been offering direct flights and holiday packages. That gives it a head start over the US, but a combination of reasons means it hasn't capitalised on it as yet. Cuba is the place to watch for 2015 in business terms, but the UK also has its part to play. What does that mean for British tourists going to Cuba?
Loved by locals and international tourists alike, Varadero is one of the most popular tourist spots in Cuba, and one of the largest in the Caribbean. No wonder, then, that Starfish Hotels and Resorts has its sights firmly set on expansion by adding a new all-inclusive hotel in Varadero to its portfolio.
There are currently only a few high-quality hotels in the beautiful Caribbean island of Cuba. Most of the current legal tourists are from Canada, the UK and Europe, but the island is still reliant on old, DIY and illicit infrastructure. What will happen to Cuba - and its charms - when the old US-Cuba trade embargo is rolled back and Cuba begins to develop?
US credit card company American Express will be in talks to launch operations in Cuba, following the Obama administration's historic softening of trade restrictions with Cuba. Its American customers were not allowed to use its debit and credit cards while travelling on the island until the recent changes allowed this.
After years of travel restrictions towards Cuba, American tourists may soon be able to fly direct to the island via American Airlines. The US government has lifted many restrictions on travelling to Cuba, after an historic deal to re-establish full diplomatic ties was struck. However, they won't be the first to offer flights, and a competition is now brewing between US carriers.
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