Why Travel to Cuba Costs More
In this case, the numbers tell the story. Most importantly, the number of people traveling to Cuba has skyrocketed: from 800,000 people per year in 1995 to nearly 3 million in 2012, according to The Washington Post. Now, with the loosening of regulations by the U.S. government, tourism is expected to increase even further.
This explosion of visitors to Cuba has led to a big problem: a lack of hotel rooms. Since the demand to visit Cuba is higher than the supply of tourist services, prices have started to escalate. And since Cuba doesn’t have a free market system, it will take a while before additional hotel construction is approved and built by the government. This is a huge factor in why it costs so much to visit Cuba.
The cost is further increased by the red tape and bureaucracy involved in traveling to Cuba legally. Lucky for you, Discover Corps has hired staff who will obtain your Cuban visa, book your charter flight, and coordinate all the Treasury Department paperwork on your behalf, so you can travel to Cuba — legally and easily.
Why It’s Worth It
While Cuba is more expensive than many other destinations, it is a very unique time to visit: groundbreaking shifts are occurring, and yet, traditional Cuban culture is still vibrantly thriving. Best of all, Discover Corps’ all-inclusive packages are priced lower than comparable trips to Cuba.
For Americans, it’s hard to find a better value — especially when you consider that our trips include your visa and flight to Cuba, all meals, hotels, transportation, day trips, activities, and entrance fees. Not to mention, you’ll have an unbeatable combination of guides: a seasoned American guide and an expert Cuban guide. Together, their connections with the island’s most fascinating people will open doors — and build bridges of friendship across cultures.
Are you interested in traveling to Cuba? What other questions do you have?