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Travel Tip: What an Increase in Travel to Cuba Means for the Caribbean

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caribbean3The race and the jockeying for position has started.

U.S. airlines are all competing to get coveted slots to start flying regularly scheduled service to Cuba—not just to Havana, but to eight other airports as well.

But a word of caution: Since just about everyone seems to want to be first on their block to go, airfares are likely to soar.

However, there’s a silver lining here.

Remember, the airlines aren’t going out and acquiring new planes for the Cuba service.

They are repositioning their assets from other destinations in the Caribbean.

This means that once the Cuba flights start, you’re going to see incredible bargains in the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, St. Martin, St. Lucia, and other destinations.

So now is the time to start planning to be a contrarian traveler to get great Caribbean deals.

This will also apply to a number of cruise itineraries where the ships don’t stop in Cuba.

There will be lots of additional cabins to sell.

So get ready for some serious price surges.

Some might even say this is price gouging, but at the same time, the rest of the Caribbean will go on sale.

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