Expedia Opens Cuban Hotel Market for Consumers

SEATTLE—Travelers can now book hotels on Expedia Inc.’s  global points of sale, including Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz and CheapTickets. 

 “We’ve been working around the clock with our partners to be able to offer this iconic, culture-rich destination to our global customers, with the added convenience of online booking through a trusted travel partner,” said Mario Ribera, VP of market management for Latin America. “As one of the first U.S. companies to offer hotel bookings in Cuba for individual travelers, we’re well-poised to bring new consumers into the market, further strengthening the value proposition with our partners.”

Cuba’s Ministry of Tourism reported more than four million foreign visitors in 2016, with the biggest increase being visitors from the United States. U.S. and non-U.S. travelers can research and book their Cuba hotel rooms in compliance with the U.S. treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations on Expedia points-of-sale globally.