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Hurricane and Trump drop Cuba travel costs


Bad news for Cuba's tourism industry is producing bargains for travelers—at least those not discouraged by U.S. policy from visiting.

Cuba's been hit with a double-whammy this year, with Trump's reversal of Obama's policy of loosening travel restrictions followed by hurricanes. While it's moved quickly to re-open storm-damaged resorts, tourism is down and prices are following.

UK tour vendors are offering discounts and extra amenities; Expedia UK lists discounts up to 65% in its sale ads. Spanish hotel operator Melia is offering 50% off in some of its city hotels, and Gaviota, the government company that operates hotels in Old Havana is offering 15% off on bookings through April 30.

The hurricane damage in Cuba especially affected north coast resorts, but they are re-opening over the next two months. However, Cuba's hope for a big increase in tourism, based on more travel from the U.S., has changed. For more details, from Telegraph (UK), click HERE.

Photo: Cayo Coco, Cuba (gueco8288/Wikimedia)

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