Excited by the opportunity to explore a destination that’s been largely off limits for half a century, American travelers are flocking to Cuba.
The number of visitors from the United States grew to 614,000 in 2016 according to Cuban officials, an increase of 34 percent over the previous year.
The results of a new survey by Travel Leaders Group indicate that interest in Cuba will continue to grow in 2017. Nearly 22 percent of 1,100 travel agents who focus on leisure trips reported that they’ve already booked Cuba travel for this year, and nearly 60 percent said that some of their clients have expressed an interest in traveling to the island in 2017.
But before you start planning any journey to Cuba, it is crucial to note that U.S. law still restricts travel to Cuba to 12 authorized categories.