Americans are visiting Cuba, but not in the numbers expected

CBS NewsIt’s been nearly a year since direct commercial flights began from the U.S. to Cuba — and Americans are making trips to the communist nation long off-limits, but not in the numbers expected.

Claire Jerome from Boston is among the surging number of Americans visiting Cuba. Last year, nearly 300,000 went, up 74 percent.

“I thought there were many more Americans here, it seems like a good time to come visit the country,” Jerome told CBS News.

U.S. carriers rushed to launch service to Cuba in August after the U.S. government approved 110 daily non-stops. But many are already cutting back.

Collin Laverty, who runs Cuba Educational Travel that organizes high-end tours, addressed a possible gold rush that never happened. …



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