TripAdvisor Gets Feds' OK to Book Travel Services to Cuba

It 'looks forward to helping travelers all over the world discover Cuba'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 29, 2016 12:03 PM CDT
Passengers of the first commercial flight between the US and Cuba in more than a half century arrive in Cuba last August.   (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

(Newser) – Travel website TripAdvisor announced Friday that it can now help you book a flight to Cuba, find a place to stay there, and see the attractions it has to offer. The AP reports TripAdvisor is among a few companies to receive licenses from the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control to facilitate travel bookings to Cuba for travelers from the US and outside the US. TripAdvisor said its bookings will include flights, hotels, short-term home rentals, and visits to cultural attractions. "TripAdvisor looks forward to helping travelers all over the world discover Cuba's vibrant history, people, and culture," TripAdvisor president Stephen Kaufer said in a statement. One goal is to build better relations between the Caribbean island nation and the US and their people, Kaufer said. (Read more Cuba stories.)

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