Not surprisingly, the airline industry also intensified its Cuba-related lobbying efforts before the DOT awarded scheduled flight slots to Cuban airports.

Two of the three demand and supply indicators of current business activity that make up Hotel Industry's Pulse (HIP) Index had a positive contribution to its change in July: Hotel Jobs and Total Spending on Hotels.

The madness of Havana hotel pricing can be seen in a ‘Havana Getaway’ marketed by InsightCuba in the U.S. which is offering three nights and breakfast for two at the Melia Cohiba with airfare and legal People-to-People activities in November for a staggering $5,100.

T&T’s tourism industry is lagging behind the rest of the Caribbean, says Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe, who is calling for more focus to be placed on its development.

The increasingly hostile terrorist attacks throughout the region, including November’s attacks in Paris, March’s attack at Brussels airport, and the bombing at Turkey’s Ataturk hub in June, have many wondering if it’s safe to travel to Europe.

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