Wednesday, March 31, 2010

One in ten visitors

Everyone knows that last September’s elimination of travel restrictions on Cuban Americans led to a travel boom; now some numbers are starting to come in. Estimates cited in these stories from La Jornada and Reuters have Cuban American visits reaching 300,000 in 2010, which would amount to more than ten percent of total visitors to Cuba.

Miami departures were estimated at 20,000, 22,000, and 24,000 in the first three months of 2010.

And there are now about 250 flights per month leaving from Miami, New York, and Los Angeles, compared to 170 per month a year ago.

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