Spike in American tourists leads Havana to Airbnb

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The number of U.S. visitors to Cuba has risen dramatically this year. According to a University of Havana study, more than 51,000 Americans traveled to Cuba in the first four months of 2015, a jump of 36 percent over last year. As hotels struggle to cope, enterprising Cubans are opening their homes and buying apartments to rent to tourists. Americans can now book through the home sharing website Airbnb.

CCTV America’s Michael Voss filed this report from Havana.

Spike in American tourists leads Havana to Airbnb

Spike in American tourists leads Havana to Airbnb

The number of U.S. visitors to Cuba has risen dramatically this year. According to a University of Havana study, more than 51,000 Americans traveled to Cuba in the first four months of 2015, a jump of 36 percent over last year. As hotels struggle to cope, enterprising Cubans are opening their homes and buying apartments to rent to tourists. Americans can now book through the home sharing website Airbnb. CCTV America's Michael Voss filed this report from Havana.


Peter Hakim from the Inter-American Dialogue talks Cuba tourism

Mike Walter interviewed Peter Hakim for more insight into Cuba’s recent spike in tourism. Hakim is the President Emeritus of the Inter-American Dialogue.

Peter Hakim from the Inter-American Dialogue talks Cuba tourism

Peter Hakim from the Inter-American Dialogue talks Cuba tourism

Mike Walter interviewed Peter Hakim for more insight into Cuba's recent spike in tourism. Hakim is the President Emeritus of the Inter-American Dialogue.