Published on : Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The number of U.S. travelers to Cuba continues to rise and the overwhelming numbers have surpassed the total visitor numbers from England, Germany or France in the entire last year.
Almost 173,550 U.S. travelers visited Cuba in first three months of 2014. England contributed 149,515 travelers to Cuba in 2013 followed by Germany and France contribution 115,984 and 96,640 travelers respectively.
Canada is the no.1 country in terms of international visitors to the island country, but the number of U.S. travelers to the island has been steadily increasing over the last seven years.
U.S.A. is the second largest country in terms of visitor numbers. Most of the U.S. travelers are Cuban-Americans visiting family but others are generally attracted by the vivid academic and cultural programs in Cuba.
Havana is the top destination for most U.S. travelers, followed by Santa Clara and Camaguey.
The vast majority fly out of Miami International Airport. More than 1,000 flights have departed from Miami to Cuba so far this year, with another 109 leaving from Tampa.