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Could 2017 Bring Timeshare in Cuba?

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Cuba travel 2017

Ever since the United States began to normalize relations with Cuba in late 2015, the travel world began to wonder at the possibilities. For the first time in over 50 years, American travelers could be able to seamlessly book vacations in one of the Caribbean’s most alluring destinations. With the first commercial flight from the United States touching down in Havana late last year, it’s easier than ever to see the potential for timeshare in Cuba. However, timeshare enthusiasts shouldn’t get ahead of themselves—signals point to a long road ahead for Cuba timeshares.

The Current State of Cuba Travel

With flights touching down and the island nation topping lists of best places to visit this year, many are looking to travel to Cuba in 2017. While it is vastly easier to get to and from Cuba (and even bring back some souvenirs), finding a hotel can be challenging. Although the government there alleges they will double the number of hotel rooms there by 2020, the country’s current industry is scant to say the least—International Business Times reports that many of the country’s 61,000 hotel rooms are in dire need of repair. That includes the Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Havana, the only property managed by a major American-based brand (Starwood).

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Cuba Travel is Easier Following New Regulations

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In mid-December, President Obama announced that the United States would begin working on improving relations with Cuba following a prisoner exchange. New regulations were then published on January 16, allowing Americans to travel to the Caribbean island more easily than at any time within the last 50 years. While things are looking up and more changes are to come, it is not yet as simple as booking a flight and jetting off. Read more about American travel to Cuba, including who can go and how to get there.

Who Can Travel to Cuba?

There are now 12 purposes for which Americans may visit Cuba without having to apply for a license on a case-by-case basis. Tourism is still banned by the embargo though, so don’t get your hopes up for a beach getaway just yet. Several of the legal categories of travel to Cuba include:

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