Lonely Planet Writer

Cuba short on hotel beds as demand rockets

Trinidad beach, Cuba.
Trinidad beach, Cuba. Image by anymouse1 / CC BY-SA 2.0

Travellers hoping to hop over to Cuba this year have been warned that there won’t be enough hotel beds for everyone, as trip bookings to the Caribbean island have soared. Luxury UK tour operator Western & Oriental revealed that it has seen unprecedented demand so far this year, with bookings for January already up 150% year on year. The company said hotel shortages are particularly bad in Havana, Trinidad and Cienfuegos, as well as popular rural areas such as the bucolic Viñales valley. The situation is expected to significantly worsen if the US travel ban is lifted in the near future.

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