momondo Data: Cuba Travel Searches Up 161 Percent

Travel search site finds Americans increasingly interested in visiting
island as restrictions ease

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to new data from travel search site momondo,
the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba
has had a major impact on travel patterns, sending searches for
Cuba-related travel up 161 percent.

“We expected an increase given that we’re facing five decades of pent-up
travel demand, but we did not expect it to rise so sharply,” said
momondo spokesperson Lasse Skole Hansen. “It appears many Americans are
hoping to visit the country and are in a race to do so before too much
changes post-embargo.”

momondo compared searches for Cuba-related travel from all of 2014 with
all of 2015, after travel restrictions eased.

While travel is still prohibited for American tourists, there is a
growing desire to visit Cuba for humanitarian and educational purposes.
Beginning this year, commercial flights from the U.S. to Cuba will be

For more tips on traveling to Cuba and finding the cheapest flights,

About momondo:
is a free, independent and global travel search site that compares
billions of prices on flights, hotels and travel deals. momondo has won
several awards and is recommended by leading international media
organizations such as CNN, The New York Times and The
Daily Telegraph
. momondo is headquartered in Copenhagen and serves
travelers across 30 international markets. momondo’s mobile applications
are available for free for iPhone
and Android.


Brenda Patterson