Cuba – US airlift takes a knock after early promise

The rapid development in seat capacity between the US and Cuba following an Obama-led revival in relations has gone into reverse according to travel retail analyst, research and category expert Counter Intelligence Retail – and Donald Trump’s latest policy intervention is not going to help. High hopes of US duty free and travel retailers expecting […]

Six U.S. airlines are now cleared for takeoff to Cuba

On June 10, the U.S. Department of Transportation approved six airlines to offer flights between the U.S. and Cuba: American Airlines , Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways , Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines and Sun Country Airlines. The flights could be available as early as this fall, and will be departing from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Minneapolis/St. Paul. The flights have […]

U.S. eases more travel and financial restrictions against Cuba

On Wednesday, March 15, just days before President Barack Obama made his historic visit to Cuba, the U.S. Treasury Department announced a further easing of restrictions brought on by the 54-year-old economic embargo against Cuba. The new regulations make it easier for Americans to travel to the island, most notably allowing individuals to travel to […]

Cuba approves Carnival Corp. bid to sail from U.S. to Cuba

  Carnival Corporation & plc today (March 21, 2016) made history, announcing that Cuba has granted approval for the company to begin travel to Cuba starting on May 1, 2016. Following U.S. authorization granted in July 2015, Carnival Corporation is now cleared to operate the 704-passenger MV Adonia to Cuba through its newest brand Fathom. This […]

Cuba opens first embassy in US in 54 years

Monday morning, July 20, at precisely 10:36, Cuba’s tricolor flag rose over its century-old mission in Washington, DC. The event triggered spontaneous outbursts of both joy and anger as supporters and opponents of the Castro regime confronted each other behind police barricades across Sixteenth Street. TMI correspondent Larry Luxner was on the scene to chronicle […]

Carnival gets U.S. permission to sail to Cuba

One of the biggest stories of last week was the announcement that Carnival Corp. has been granted approval by the U.S. Department of Commerce to begin direct travel to Cuba. Carnival says that the plan calls for it to start sailing from PortMiami to Cuba in May 2016 on its new Fathom line, which will […]

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