Although Obama has struck a political deal to bring this wonderful country in from the cold, and Kerry announced to the world both countries will “stop being the prisoners of history”, the US embargo and travel restrictions are still in place.
In spite of this many American travellers have realised now is the time to go.
Cuba is experiencing a boom in visitors who want to see this country before it becomes too Americanised.
I’m not expecting transformation overnight. There are significant political and economic hurdles to address on both sides. But whatever the pace of change, a visitor to Cuba is going to witness a long-misunderstood island in the midst of an exciting and long-awaited transition.
Lenigas Cuba recognised this massive forthcoming demand for travel to Cuba, not only from the US but from UK and other parts of the world. One of our initial investments was in tourism, through Travelwelcome Ltd.
Travelwelcome & InCloud9
Through its representative offices in Havana, Travelwelcome and InCloud9 currently provides the bespoke services of a specialist Cuban ground handler which works with other specialist travel companies around the world to assist with tailor made trips in Cuba for their clients. This includes booking local hotels, transport, local tours, guides as well as other specialist activities such as art and music tours, horse riding, deep-sea fishing, flying fishing and scuba diving. In addition, Travelwelcome and InCould9 has the capacity to assist with the organisation of special events such as conferences, weddings, group activities around Cuban festivals such as the Cigar Festival and Film Festival.