The past half year has been very discouraging for many American travelers to Cuba, and the guides who take them there. Numerous American individuals and groups have cancelled their visits due to a series of Fake News articles and reports. If you haven’t been following this situation closely, you can update yourself by clicking on the links to two articles below.
If you would like a concise update on Cuba Travel today, read on. I will try to be brief. For more details, read the articles and do your own research.
Today–mid-February 2018–it continues to be legal, safe, and easy for Americans to visit Cuba. The numbers of visitors from almost all other countries have increased this year. Kid-friendly Cuba is the favorite getaway spot for Canadians and their families. Cuba visitors from Canada and other countries often joke about how “really stupid” Americans are to believe the Fake News articles that have been written by those with a financial interest in adversely affecting Cuba’s economy. Whenever you read an article attacking Cuba, ask yourself, “Who benefits by such Fake News? Who suffers? Things will begin to make more sense to you. Time and again, an article will claim that the Cuban Government has done something evil to its people. Then the U.S. Government responds with an activity or policy change that causes more suffering among everyday Cubans, but does not adversely affect Cuban Government officials in any way.
Do you know who REALLY supports the Cuban people?: Visitors from all over the world. They go, have fun, and spend money. They visit incredible historic sites, beautiful nature preserves, and festive musical venues. Please note that these visitors include those from our best allies, including the UK, western European nations, Australia, Japan, and Canada. Now that you understand this as an American, YOU can also support the Cuban people. I urge you to go as soon as possible. Have fun and make friends. Just be ready for that frequently-asked question from well-meaning Canadian and European tourists: “So why does your government continue to screw-over these poor Cuban people who seem to love you Americans so much?”