Airbnb bets on boom in Cuba tourism | glObserver Global Economics

Airbnb has opened its site to Cuba, making it one of the initial US companies to open shop on the island since the dramatic thaw in tensions between Washington and Havana last year.


Next five decades of hostility, estrangement, and economic sanctions between the two nations, tourism to Cuba — historically dominated by Canadians and Europeans — is set to spike next President Barack Obama loosened travel restrictions in January.
Airbnb expects “significant request” for Cuban rentals from Americans. US user searches for Cuba on Airbnb’s site have jumped 70 % since January, the company said.

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