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Fewer Americans consider traveling to Cuba this year

July 18, 2018 / Tatiana Rokou

Two years after the easing of travel restrictions to Cuba for Americans, an annual survey* by leading travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance reveals that fewer people are interested in taking a trip to the island nation than before and that there is lingering confusion surrounding the current travel policy. This year's survey shows that 13 percent of Americans are interested in traveling to Cuba - a dramatic 27 percent drop from 2017 when 40 percent said they would be interested in visiting the country. The 2018 poll also revealed that 82 percent of respondents report being unlikely to plan a trip to Cuba (a six percent increase from 2017). The survey asked Americans about the recent news of major U.S. airlines expanding service between the United States and Cuba and cruise lines adding more Cuban ports to their itineraries. Only 18 percent of Americans are more interested in visiting the country as a result of these new developments, while eight percent report feeling...